Esther Wall

Esther Wall

Esther A. Wall, 91 of Cambridge, died February 10, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.

Esther Ann Wall was born Dec. 23, 1922 in Petrel, N.D. to Wilhelm and Katie (Elhi) Christman. She also grew up and attended country school in Petrel. After graduating, Esther worked as a waitress and that is where she met her husband, James. They were married Jan. 7, 1946 and lived in Lemmon, S.D. for two years before moving to Minnesota. They had two daughters and Esther stayed at home to raise her children.

They lived in Minneapolis and Coon Rapids for 16 years and then moved to the Ogilvie-Mora area in 1968 to be out in the country. She later worked for the City of Ogilvie for 20 years before retiring. In 1988 her husband had to go to the nursing home. She moved to Pine Village in Cambridge in 1991. She then moved to Riverwood in 2007 until 2013 when she found a home at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.

She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Patricia (Lloyd) Knudson of Hugo, Karen Jean (Stanley) Doble of Cambridge; four grandchildren, Chance (Amy) Norby, Jennifer Barnick, Ian (Gina) Knudson, and Michael J. (Keri) Doble; nine great-grandchildren, Derek Barnick, Kaitlyn Barnick, Bailey Norby, Brayden Doble, Ella Joy Doble, Tanner Doble, Olivia Knudson, Nicole Weis and Michael Weis; one great-great-grandchild, Aiden Weis; sisters-in-law, Doris Christman and Vera Wall; and by other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James; brothers, John, August, Reinhold, and Jacob Christman; and sister, Carrie Anderson.

A funeral service was held Feb. 18 at Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel with Rev. David Franzmeier officiating. Nancy Peabody served as musician. Pallbearers were the great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Cambridge Union Cemetery. Also, a Celebration of Life for Esther will be held at a later date.

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