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Phyllis Abrahamson

October 4, 1925 — October 29, 2016

Phyllis May Abrahamson, age 91, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed into the arms of her heavenly Father, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home, Boone, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the Lanyon Covenant Church in Lanyon. Pastor Phillip Griepp will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, from 12:00 p.m., until the time of the service at the church. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

Phyllis was born on a dairy farm in Becker, Minnesota to Carl and Ethel (Cox) Hamacher on October 4, 1925. She graduated from Becker High School in 1943 as Valedictorian of her class and attended Hamline University of St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was a student nurse at Asbury Hospital for three years. On June 14, 1946, she married Richard Abrahamson. Phyllis worked alongside Richard on the farm; she would drive the tractor and also worked with the livestock. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Phyllis was a long-time member of the Lanyon Covenant Church. She was known for her beautiful log-cabin quilts, which she shared with her family, friends, and donated many. Phyllis also enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening. She loved traveling as a family and as a couple to different destinations; she would plan and navigate the trips and Richard would drive! The love of her life, Richard, died on May 31, 2013. Their children and those that knew Phyllis and Richard said their marriage was a true love story, their love and compassion for each other grew stronger by the moment. Phyllis continued her life at Eastern Star Masonic Home of Boone, where she and Richard moved at the end of 2011.

Survivors include her children David (Ginette) Abrahamson of Westminster, Colorado; Laura (Chuck) Bair of Omaha, Nebraska; Karen (Jeff) Jutting of Ames; and Rich Abrahamson of Boxholm; eight grandchildren, Tara Abrahamson (Justin Trujillo), Barbara (Steve) Bolt, Jennifer (Matt) Welder, Jeff (Tiffany) Craven, Josh (Katie) Craven, Lindsay (Ted) Gerber; and Grant and Jared Abrahamson. Fifteen great grandchildren, Lucas and Austin Trujillo; Tyler and Hannah Bolt; Madison, Mallory, McKenzy, and Jaxon Welder; Ella and Oliver Craven; Henry Craven; Eli, Micah, Julia, and Della Gerber; brother, Roger (Karen) Hamacher of Boise, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 2013; her parents, two sisters, Izola Burkeman and Vera Brown, and three brothers, Carl, Louis, and Doug Hamacher.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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