- Esther Werner-Malpert
- Date of Death:
- Jun 16, 2012
- Location of Service:
- Ahrendts Funeral Home - Deshler
Obituary of Esther Werner-Malpert
Esther Marie Dora Kahle was born at her grandparents, John and Mary Kahle, farm home at Oxford, NE on Sept. 19, 1913. Her parents were Edward and Minnie (Hinze) Kahle. Esther was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Oxford. The following spring the family moved to a farm near Deshler NE. Esther attended Dist. 69 southeast of Deshler when she was in first grade. Her teacher was Bertha Grupe. Later the family moved six miles south of Deshler and Esther attended Dist. 84 country school. She was confirmed May 29, 1929 by Pastor Chochler. Her confirmation class of 29 still holds the record for the largest class confirmed at St. Peters in Deshler. Esther was active in 4-H and won blue ribbons at the state fair in style revue and a sewing demonstration. She was later a 4-H leader for many years. One of her memories is cultivating corn with horses. She did other field work plus milking, canning and butchering. Esther attended high school at the Hebron Academy 1927-1931and took normal training. After her graduation she taught in country schools three years before being married. Albert Werner and Esther Kahle were married February 14, 1935 at Peace Lutheran Church by Rev. Ernest Kahle, Esther’s uncle from Ohio. They moved to a farm southeast of Deshler were her children were born. Janet was born in 1938 and Ronald in 1941. In 1943 they moved to the Richard Werner home place, living there until retiring to Deshler. Esther was active in Peace Ladies Aid, later ALCW and Women of the ELCA. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served on the Church Council at Peace Lutheran in Deshler. Esther belonged to the extension club and was a 4-H leader for 10 years. Esther like gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She began working in ceramics in 1969. She worked at the House of Ceramics at Chester for 8 years. Her specialty was making original design hand cut lamps. She exhibited in four states winning many ribbons and trophies for her entries. When the Werner’s retired into Deshler in 1980, Esther had her ceramic work area in her home. Soon she began China Painting, gave lessons and started the China Painting Club in Deshler that continues to be active. Besides hand painted items Esther made Centennial plates for many churches and schools in southern Nebraska and northern Kansas. She designed the decals for the plates and other items that totaled over 8,000. Albert and Esther did a lot of traveling after retirement, in the US and Europe. In 1990 Esther moved to Lindsborg Ks in August 1990. She married Marvin Malpert at Peace Lutheran in Deshler on Dec. 29, 1990. They made their home in Lindsborg, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Minnie Kahle, her husbands, Albert Werner and Marvin Malpert, sister-in-law, Rosa Pohlmann, brother-in-laws, Arthur Pohlmann., Harold Bettin and Bill Schencks. She is survived by her daughter Janet and Darrell Malpert of Lindsborg KS. her son, Ronald and Janet Werner of Poplar Grove Il, her sister Phyllis Kahle Bettin of Sun Lakes Arizona, niece Lois Aurich of Plano TX and nephew Allen Bettin of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Dawn and Kendal Rohr of Canton KS, Avona Malpert of Columbus NE, Meredith (Marty) and Wayne Pohlmann of Deshler NE. Michael and Laura Werner of Huntley IL, Cheri and Bill Wilson of Poplar Grove IL, Steve Werner of Poplar Grove Il and Kathy and Adam Denker of Fremont NE. Her fourteen great grandchildren are Bret (Zoe) Rohr of Manhattan KS, Scott (Tiffany) Rohr of Valdosta GA, Miranda (Blaine) Smith of Columbus NE, Whitney Dunn of Omaha NE, Emily Pohlmann of Omaha NE, Megan Pohlmann of McPherson KS, Jared Pohlmann and Ragan Pohlmann of Deshler, Lindsay and Natalie Werner of Huntley Il, Jessalyn and Cal Wilson of Poplar Grove Il and Trevor and Kaitlyn Denker of Fremont NE. She is also survived by her great, great grandchildren Rylan Dunn of Omaha NE, Kinsley and Wesley Rohr of Valdosta GA and Carson Smith of Columbus NE.
Cremation – No Viewing – Family & friends gathering, Wednesday, June 20th from 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM at Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler, Nebraska
Graveside services and inurnment: Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Deshler, Nebraska.
Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg or Bethany Nursing Home in Lindsborg Kansas.
- Location of Services:
- Ahrendts Funeral Home
- 315 1st Street