Obit: Zehm, Esther (1913 – 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Zehm, Herring, Armburst, Schmidt Diaz, Shank, Sachs, Allen, Brueger, Comeman

----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Jan 1978

Zehm, Esther (10 Nov 1913 – 17 Jan 1978)

Mrs. Herbert (Esther) Zehm Sr., aged 64, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 1978 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 20, 1978 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Jerry Herring, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Abbotsford, conducted the services, and burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Pallbearers were Lee, Fred and Ray Zehm, sons, and John Schmidt, Gordon Armburst and Tony Diaz, brothers-in-law of the deceased.

The former Esther Shank was born November 10, 1913 in Danville, Illinois. She attended art school and was a free hand artist. She married Herbert Zehm Sr. on June 18, 1929 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They lived in New Ulm, Minnesota after their marriage, and had resided in Lublin the past six years.

Mrs. Zehm was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint in Abbotsford.

She is survived by her husband; five sons, Herbert Zehm Jr. of Blue Earth, Minnesota, Raymond of California, Fred of Well, Minnesota, Lee of New Richland, Minnesota, and David of McAlester, Oklahoma; five daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Roberta) Sachs of St. Paul, Minnesota, Mrs. Gordon (Ruth) Armburst of Curtiss, Mrs. William (Lueva) McCorte (?) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mrs. John (Jo) Schmidt of Lublin, and Mrs. Tony (Gladys) Diaz of Well, Minnesota; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Shank of Winnebago, Minnesota; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Allen of Easton, Minnesota, Mrs. (?) (Mary) Krueger of Winnebago, Minnesota, Mrs. William (Mabel) Coleman of Andalusia, Alabama; two brothers, Edgar of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Howard of Winnebago, Minnesota; twenty-four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother.



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