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Henrietta Greenameyer

d. February 18, 2012

Henrietta "Hen" A. (Hanson) Greenameyer, age 94, of Austin, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Sacred Heart Care Center where she was a resident. Hen was born July 2, 1917 in Freeborn County, Minnesota to Hattie (Braaten) and Archie Hanson, Sr. She spent her childhood years on the family farms in the area between Corning and Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. Hen was the eldest of eight children. Her mother died when she was sixteen and Hen helped with the care of her younger siblings. Hen married Daniel Greenameyer, Sr. on December 10, 1935. They lived together in Austin for 42 1/2 years until Dan's death on March 3, 1979. They were blessed with seven children: sons, Daniel Jr. (Marion) Greenameyer, Austin, MN, John (Judy) Greenameyer, Oklahoma City, OK, Rodney (Ann) Greenameyer, Rochester, MN; four daughters, Carol (Bryan) Green, Austin, MN, Dianne (David) Sutter, Austin, MN, Julaine (Barry) Rush, Austin, MN, LuAnne (Steven) Koenig, Stewartville, MN. Hen spent her married years as a homemaker, and what a homemaker she was. Her home was a warm, friendly place constantly filled with her many family and friends. Hen spent many years camping and fishing at Elysian Lake and Round Lake with her family. She also had a love of cooking and baking; fried chicken, pies, cookies and lefse were her specialties. Up until the late seventies, she planted and cultivated a huge garden which always flourished and from which she harvested and canned all of the family vegetables for the year. Hen was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and for many, many years was very involved with all the various ladies aide pursuits. Particularly, she worked every year on the Scandinavian Day event and was one of the principal persons who rolled and baked lefse. In addition to her children, she is survived by 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother, Archie Hanson; sister, Shirley Saaranen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Greenameyer, Sr.; parents, Archie Sr. and Hattie Hanson; brothers, John and Harry; infant sister, Cherry; sisters, Mildred Saaranen and Katie Burgess; son-in-law, David Sutter; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Ron Barnett officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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