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“Dave and Ginette, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing Janelle ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Janelle Henry - Quinton, VA

“Phyllis was a bright spot of light along with Richard at Lanyon Covenant Church during their time there. I remember how proud Phyllis was of Richard...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Pastor Marc Murchison - AK

“Karen, Jeff, and family.Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all, Bob ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Currie - Ames, IA

“Richard and Phyllis were wonderful neighbors and friends to our family for many years. God bless you as you mourn this great loss. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gloria Sundell Moeller - Freeport, IL

“Sorry about your mom Rich, I know how much you loved her. She was lucky to have a son like you. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jo Ellen - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time of the loss of a Loved one. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Phyllis...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Verla Morgan - Boone, IA

“Mom you were the best mom ever. I will miss you so much. I love you and dad will be in my heart for ever. It was the best day of my life when you...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Laura Bair - Omaha, NE - Mother

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.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.