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Eberling, Esther Minnie (Heins) 1906-2002


Posted By: M. Durr - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/28/2010 at 20:16:17

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Eberling were held Saturday, September 28, 2002, at 10:30 A. M. in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. The Reverend Dave L. Lenth officiated. Marian Schutte was the organist. Casket Bearers were: Martin Lee Eberling, Dr. Kaaren R. Olesen, Robert Heins, Curtis Faldet, Ron Heins, Dean Heins, Joseph Reierson, Robert Reierson, Eugene Neuhring, Karlton Eberling. The Schutte Funeral and Cremation Service of Postville was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery.

Esther Minnie (nee Heins) Eberling, the daughter of Louis and Louise (nee Meiske) Heins, was born July 22, 1906 in Post Township, Allamakee County, near Postville, Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2002 in the Good Samaritan Center at Postville, Iowa. She had reached the age of 96 years, 2 months, and 3 days.

She was baptized September 8, 1906 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville by the Rev. E. Schmidt and confirmed there on September 15, 1920 by the Rev. R. B. Garten. Esther attended the Empire School in Allamakee County.

On January 14, 1932 Esther was married to Eli L. Eberling by Rev. R. B. Garten. To this union two children were born, Kathleen and Loren Lee. They farmed in Clayton County on the Eberling farm until they moved to Postville in 1965.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eli, four brothers, Victor, Elmer, Louis (Jr.), and twin brother, Lester, one sister, Ruby Heins, and one granddaughter, Dana Eberling.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathleen and her husband, Rodney Olesen, of Des Moines, IA, one son, Loren Lee Eberling and his wife, Sandra, of Postville, IA, two grandchildren, Martin Lee Eberling and his wife, Cindi, of Waseca, MN, Dr. Kaaren Rae Olesen and her husband, Dr. Jamie Bunn, of Des Moines, IA, one sister, Lillie Martens of Cedar Rapids, IA, one brother, Virgel Heins of Maynard, four great grandchildren, Hans Olesen Bunn, Martin Eberling, Jr., Samantha Eberling, McKinzie Paige Knish, two step great grandchildren, Alicia and Ricky Medina, a sister-in-law, Corrine Heins of LaCrosse, WI, and several nieces and nephews.

Eli and Esther celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1982. She was a life long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville and the Women of the ELCA. Esther loved to work in her flowers and her garden and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Postville Herald-Leader newspaper clipping, from my mother's obituary collection. Posted for genealogical purposes, contributor is not related.


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