Obit: Verhulst, Esther (1903 – 1986)

Provided by: Ardith (Schwarze) Fischer

Surnames: Verhulst, Sorenson, Haugland, Hoeppner, Harris, Hribar, Johnson, Haupt, Luther

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) May 1986

Verhulst, Esther (19 JUN 1903 – 4 MAY 1986)

GREENWOOD — Services for Mrs. Clarence (Esther) Verhulst, 82, of «u E. Division St.,
Greenwood, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Mrs. Verhulst died Sunday morning (May 4, 1986)at her home.

The Rev. Richard Sorenson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Monte Haugland, Arvin and Jerry Verhulst, Carl Hoeppner, Mike Harris and Wally Hribar.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, and at the church after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time.

The former Esther Johnson was born June 19,1903 in the Town of Beaver, to Peter M. and Amanda (Johnson) Johnson. She attended Maple Center School in the Town of Beaver.

She was married to Clarence Verhulst Dec. 9, 1926 in the Town of Beaver. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Beaver for 1 1/2 years and in 1928, moved to the Town of Warner, where they farmed until 1955. They then moved to the City of Greenwood. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1976. Her husband survives.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.

Also surviving are three sons, Lyle, Loyal, Kenneth, Marshfield, and the Rev. Harold Verhulst, Sturgis, S.D.; one daughter, Corrine Verhulst, Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Grace) Haupt, Elkhorn, and Mrs. Joyce Luther, Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers.




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