Obit: Lewis, Esther (1914 - 1944)
Surnames: LEWIS STACY STACEY MONEGAR STEPHEN
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/30/1944
Lewis, Esther (25 MAY 1914 - 5 MAR 1944)
Mrs. Esther Stacy Lewis passed away March 5th, 1944 at Eau Claire Mt. Washington Hospital. Mrs. Esther Stacy Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stacy, was born in the town of Komensky, Jackson Co., Wis., on May 25, 1914. She was baptized in the Christian faith by Missionary Jacob Stucki on July 5th, 1914. Soon thereafter her parents moved to their farm in Clark County, in the town of Mead, near Greenwood.
There she attended Christian religion instruction and was confirmed by Rev. O.J. Vriesen of Immanuel Church. Her membership was later transferred to the Winnebago Mission Church, of which she was a member the remainder of her days. She attended public elementary school and high school in Clark County and received several years of college training at the Mission House College at Plymouth, Wis.
A serious breakdown in physical health prevented her from competing in college course. Following her recovery she returned to the home of her parents, her father having accepted a position as Evangelist in the Indian Mission under the board of national mission of the Evangelical and Reformed Church here in the mission church. She performed useful services as Sunday school teacher and for several months as assistant parish and community worker.
A little over a year ago she left home to enter the Cook Christian Training School at Phoenix, Arizona. While a student in this school she was united in marriage with Mr. Sidney R. Lewis on March 14, 1943. From this union a son, Sidney Cyrus Lewis was born Jan. 18, 1944. Failing health had prevented her from continuing her studies and induced her to return with her husband to Wisconsin.
On March 5, 1944 at the age of a few months lacking 30 years she received the summons from the Lord to depart to her Heavenly Home.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband and infant son; her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stacey; two sisters, Mrs. Eric Stephen of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Matilda Monegar of Black River Falls; two brothers, John of Greenwood, and Alvin of Black River Falls, besides a large number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Indian Mission church on March 8, 1944 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ben Stucki officiated. Miss Irene Whtegull sang one song "Under His Wing" and pallbearers were Jesse Stacy, John Kingswan, Chloris Lowe, Morris Stacy, Daniel Lowe and Geo. Lewis.
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