Estella Leah Harrington, 85, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Grace Pointe Crossing West Gables of Cambridge.
Estella was born Feb. 26, 1926 in St. Paul, Minn. to parents Rudolph II and Charlotte (Dewey) Henninger. She attended catholic school through the 8th grade and graduated from the Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul in 1944. She attended a two-year vocational school, training to become a seamstress.
On Nov. 10, 1945 Estella was united in marriage to Arthur Stanley Harrington in St. Paul, Minn. Together the couple raised seven children. As a pastor’s wife, Estella and the family moved around a lot. They lived in and round St. Paul, Herman and Pequot Lakes. Estella’s faith was very important to her and she would play and sing for many church services.
Estella had many interests. She was an avid reader. She loved to spend time sewing, and doing all types of hand crafts. Estella will be remembered for her unique, infectious laugh that made her eyes sparkle. She will be missed.
Estella is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur, infant son Grant, brother Rudolph III, and half-brother Bernard.
She is survived by her sons Stan (Patricia) of Lino Lakes, George (Diane) of Rush City, Ralph (Patricia) of Coon Rapids, Art Jr (Patricia) of Mesa, Ariz. and John (Sue) of Cottage Grove; daughters Cheri (Dave) Busby of Braham and Sandy (Doug) Garbett of Hinckley; brother William (Dorothy) Henninger of Hastings; 22 Grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends
A Funeral Service was held Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Cope officiating. Music was provided by Claudia Hardy and Linda Nord. Casketbearers were Jeff Busby, Brian Harrington, Grant Harrington, Greg Harrington, Bill Garbett, and Scott Kleppen. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pequot Lakes, Minn. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.