Obit: Kreklau, Esther M. (1927 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Babbler, Blasel, Gebert, Gumz, Kreklau, Russow

----Source: the Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 5/06/2018

Kreklau, Esther M. (Gumz) (26 APR 1927 - 5 MAY 2018)

Esther M. Kreklau, 91, of the township of Deer Creek, Stetsonville, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home, under the care of Hope Hospice surrounded by her family.

She was born on April 26, 1927 in Dorchester to William and Selma (Blasel) Gumz.
She married Glen Kreklau on May 20, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1993.

Together they farmed in the Town of Deer Creek, Stetsonville. She worked as a homemaker and also helped on the family farm. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.

Esther loved spending time with her family. She also loved gardening, baking, playing cards and taking road trips with her family.

Esther is survived by her children, Larry (Linda) of Schofield, James (Nancy) of Medford, Rick (Lori) of Stetsonville and David (Theresa) of Stetsonville; 14 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Betty (Jerry) Gebert of Holcombe.

In addition to her parents and husband, Esther is preceded in death by her brothers, Alfred, Eugene, Leonard and William Gumz.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville with Pastor Richard Russow and Pastor James Babbler officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 11 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church from 9:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Esther’s name may be given to the family for a memorial designation to be determined at a later date.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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