Obit: Wojahn, Esther (1927 - 1999)

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----Source: New Ulm, MN Journal

Esther Wojahn, of Sleepy Eye, MN died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at her home. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Albion Lutheran Church in rural St. James. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held at the Pease Funeral Home in St. James until one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

Her daughter, Beth Wojahn of Bloomington, MN survives as well as her; Eric Wojahn of Booneville, N.Y.

Her parents preceded her in death as did her sisters, Maria and Sara; and brothers, Alfred and Scott. Her husband died, March 12, 1982.

Esther was born June 10, 1927, at Ludington,, Mich. to the Rev. J. L. and Carrie (Rasmussen) Dixen. She graduated from high school in Withee, Wisconsin and then attended Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. Her graduation took place at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She wed Carl Wojahn on January 4, 1954 in Minneapolis. While her husband served in the Navy, they resided in several areas of the country. They moved to rural Comfrey in 1972 where she was employed as a secretary at Pietrus Foods in Sleepy Eye, MN.

An outstanding organist, she served churches in Georgia and California and East and West Sveadahl Lutheran churches in rural St. James for over 25 years. She also served as choir director of those two churches and she was a member of the Albion Lutheran Church in rural St. James. She moved to an apartment in Sleepy Eye, MN following the death of her husband.



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