Esther F. Zur

Nov. 29, 1916 - Oct. 12, 2005

Esther F. Zur (nee Abts) was born to eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at age 88.

She is the loving mother of Janice (Gerry) Page, Kathleen (Sam) Balistreri and James (Jennifer) Zur, and cherished grandma of Robert (Dao), Sandra and Jay Steffen, Andrea (Scott) Deeter, Jeff (Becky) and John (Shannon) Zur. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Otto Zur; her sister, Anita; and brothers, Roland, William, Arthur and Wesley Abts.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a funeral service at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. Entombment will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave.; please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Ruth Hospice or to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at St. Clare Terrace and Ruth Hospice.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Wauwatosa, (414) 774-5010, is serving the family.