Edith Hansen Gaesser, 94, who grew up in Hillsboro, died Oct. 8 in Naperville, Illinois. Services for immediate family will be later.
She was born June 27, 1929, in Hillsboro to Peder Feirskov and Minna (Rempel) Hansen.
She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in home economics and worked as an extension agent in Kansas, where she met her husband, Joseph Gaesser, who was stationed at Fort Riley. They married Dec. 19, 1952.
She is survived by sons Alan Gaesser, Sandwich, Illinois, and Keith Gaesser, Gibson City, Illinois; daughters Sharon Gaesser, Wheaton, Illinois, and Rose DeCaro, Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Sisters Mildred Hansen and Eldena Jenssen and brothers Wesley and Gerald Hansen preceded her in death.
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