Esther (1877 - 1963)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Strebing, Hewett, Spaete, Struensee
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) September 12, 1963
Strebing, Esther (19 May 1877 - 2 Sept. 1963)
Mrs. Esther Strebing, age 86, of Neillsville, died here Monday, September 2, 1963. Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. C. Koehler of the United Church of Christ officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Strebing was born May 19, 1877, in Arlington Heights, IL and attended schools there. She came with her parents, the late Robert and Alice Hewett, to Clark County where the family located on a farm in the town of Washburn.
On May 10, 1898, she was married to August Strebing in Riverside, IL. Mr. Strebing died in 1952. Following their marriage they farmed in the town of Washburn, until 1945, when they retired and moved into Neillsville, Wis.
Surviving are six children; Mrs. Florence Spaete of Neillsville, Howard Strebing of R.1 Marshfield; Kenneth Strebing of Neillsville; Clarence Strebing of Owen; Raymond Strebing of New York Mills, NY; and Miss Evelyn Strebing of Alexandria, VA; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. One daughter, Mildred Struensee preceded her in death in 1945.
Mrs. W. C. Koehler sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and Asleep in Jesus", accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Scott.
Pallbearers were Joe Kaczor, August Beyer, William Matusak, Herbert Mildebrath, Robert Wucki and Ernest Ulrich.
People from away attending the services were: Miss Evelyn Strebing of Alexandria, VA, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strebing, Mike and Gail of New York Mills, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strebing, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strebing, Jr., Mrs. Richard Thompson and sons, of Marshfield, and Mrs. Lillian Girard of Menasha.
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