Esther Kathryn Breuer

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Esther Kathryn Breuer, 97, of Glen Haven, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born Feb. 22, 1918, the daughter of Frank and Clementine (Herbers) Bohnenkamp. Esther attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bloomington, graduating 8th grade, and came home to work on the family farm. She also spent her time cleaning homes and assisting families when new bundles of joy arrived.

Esther met and married Ambrose Kirschbaum on July 12, 1944. To this union four boys were born. They were married until Ambrose’s passing on June 1, 1955. She was later united in marriage to Alphonse Breuer on April 27, 1957 at St. Mary’s Church in Glen Haven. They lived on what became the family farm in Glen Haven and added three more boys to the family. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1993. Esther enjoyed quilting, gardening, word puzzles and in later years visiting the meal site in Cassville. She was very proud of keeping a pristine home and was still cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry in the farmhouse until she moved to Lancaster in May of 2015. Her greatest joy was raising her family and watching it continue to grow as the years passed.

She is survived by seven sons, Phil (Pat), Ron (Sue), Gene, Stan (Beth) Kirschbaum, Joe (Cindi), Ken, and Ed (Mary) Breuer; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Doris Bohnenkamp, Dorothy Breuer, Annie Wagner, Agatha Breuer and Sister Solano Breuer; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husbands, Ambrose Kirschbaum and Alphonse Breuer, Esther was preceded in death her brothers, Alfred (Leona), Vulmar, John and two infant brothers, Raymond and Joseph Bohnenkamp; sisters Alice (Lawrence) Felder; Irene (Albert) Osterhaus; brothers-in-law, Leo (Laura), Leonard, Roland (Agnes) Breuer, Tony Wagner, and Ray (Pauline) Crubel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Family and friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glen Haven where a 12:45 p.m. parish rosary will be held. Friends may also call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, an Esther K. Breuer Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.

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