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1933 Esther 2015

Esther Eileen Ziegler

August 19, 1933 — November 8, 2015

Esther Ziegler, age 82, of Willard, WI died Sunday, November 8, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.Esther Eileen Ziegler was born on August 19, 1933 in Humbird, WI the daughter of Carl and Effie Mae (Hardwick) Greub. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1951 and later that year was united in marriage to Louis Ziegler on August 25, 1951 at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Neillsville. They then moved to Willard and lived with Louis' parents, while farming on the family farm. Over the years, while helping on the farm, Esther, also raised her family and cared for grandma and grandpa. After her children were raised, Esther began doing volunteer driving for the Social Services department. She did this for over 25 years before recently retiring. They sold the farm in 1978, but retained some of the land to build a new house. Louis died on December 18, 1998.Esther was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church its Ladies Aid and its Women's Guild. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling, fishing, yard work and "fancy work" like crocheting, knitting and sewing. Her greatest enjoyment, though, was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.She is survived by three children, Wayne Ziegler of Rewey, WI, Rick (Marcia) Ziegler of Neillsville, WI and Sharry (Bob) Barclay of Tyler, TX, seven grandchildren, Sheila (Mark) Toensing, Seth (Pam) Ziegler, Holly (Jeff) Munion, Beth (Adam) Mickelson, Loren Barclay, Keith (Laurgh Lee) Barclay and Jenni Barclay, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, a grandson, Joey Ziegler, a daughter-in-law, Sandra, her parents, Carl and Effie Mae Greub and a sister, Gladys Green.Funeral Services for Esther will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe, WI. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Church.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Esther's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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