ELLESTAD, Susan Marie (HANSON), age 65, of Blaine. Born 9/12/56. In the early morning hours on June 30th, Jesus and Gary each took a hand and walked her home. Preceded in death by her dad, Jens Hanson and husband Gary. Survived by mother Jackie Hanson; children Charity (Brad Anderson), Stacy J.E. Connolly (Jonathan), Adam (Jessica); grandchildren Jakob, Jaxson, Hunter, Brady, Evelyn; Siblings Nancy Swenson (Scott), Fred, Bruce (Kim); in-laws, nieces and nephews; many, many relatives and amazing lifelong friends. Celebration of Life: 4pm Thursday, July 7 at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley (763-571-1500). Visitation one hour prior; Supper immediately following in fellowship hall. Private internment at Morningside Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.