The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 6, 2013

Esther Sampson

—  Esther Sampson, age 90, of Franklin and formerly of St. Peter, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Golden Living Home in Franklin.

  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 8, 2013, at St. Peter Funeral Home  Klein chapel with visitation beginning at 10:30. Burial will be at 3:00 pm on Friday at the Union State Line Cemetery in rural Jackson, MN.

  Esther Bertha was born on March 14, 1922, in Estherville, IA, to Percy and Theo (Grinde) Carrison.  On September 20, 1937, she was united in marriage to Marion Sampson.  They lived several places in Minnesota and owned motels in both Dassel and Willmar. She was also a member of the Waverly Lutheran Church in rural Trimont. Esther enjoyed quilting, baking, making clothes, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and taking care of others.

 Esther is survived by her children: Charles (Sandra), Edwin (Barbara), Bernard (Marcia), Barbara (Terry) Sirovy, Rolin (Linda), and Mark; 18 grandchildren: 37 great and 4 great-great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Sampson.

 She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991, two brothers, a sister and daughters-in-law, Cindy and Ruby.