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Esther V. Rueden

August 15, 1925 - March 28, 2019

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Esther V. Rueden, age 93, of Abbotsford, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Waterford in Colby under the tender care of hospice.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester.  The Rev. Shawn Andersen will officiate.  Inurnment to follow at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Esther was born on August 15, 1925, the daughter of William and Mary (Baronsky) Westphal in the Town of Holton.  She farmed in the Town of Holton most of her life and worked as a CNA at the Continental Manor in Abbotsford for 35 years.  Esther enjoyed yardwork, reading, and especially loved her Sunday family dinners.

Esther is survived by four children:  Gregory Rueden of Abbotsford and his daughters, Jessica, Kristel and Ashley; Cathy (Donald) Witt of Abbotsford and their sons, Mike and Dan; Tammey (Bryon) Broeske of Dorchester and their daughters, Kayleigh, Shayla, Nicolette; and Scott (Patty) Rueden of Abbotsford and their daughter, Kelsey and 14 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister: Gilbert Westphal, Leona Bramucker and Vernon Westphal.