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Esther Klapoetke

October 8, 1922 — July 27, 2017


Esther C. Klapoetke, age 94 of the Town of Harris, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. She was born on October 8, 1922 in Rio, Wisconsin to Almon and Clarice (Grimby) Porter. Esther married Sylvester A. Klapoetke on April 19, 1941 in Doylestown, WI. She was a homemaker and raised seven children. Esther also worked at Brakebush Brothers, retiring in 1989. She enjoyed traveling, baking and gardening, especially her flower gardens.

Survivors include six children, Clarice Sessler, David (Nadine), Richard (Irene), Dennis (Jane), Almon and Karn (Lyle) Quick; daughter in law, Song Klapoetke; 23 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sister in law, Fran Porter; many other relatives and friends. Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Robert; son in law, Harvey Sessler; two brothers, Almon (Martha) and Merlin (Barbara) Porter.

A visitation for Esther will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Esther will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Westfield with Father Paulraj Sellam officiating. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery, Town of Harris.

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