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ESTHER ZOSEL at her March 3 retirement party. Zosel has been a registered nurse for 41 years, and the department manager of Lakeland Home Care since 2006.

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It's been 41 years since Esther Zosel began her career as a registered nurse, and while she's enjoyed every minute of it, she feels it's time to move on.


"I had never anticipated working this long when I started out 40 years ago," she said Tuesday, noting that she had originally thought she would become a stay-at-home wife and mother someday.

"I really enjoyed what I did, so I just kept on going," Esther added.

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