Esther M. Stead

May 13, 1912 – July 26, 2010

Esther M. Stead, 98, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Masonic Home in Dousman.

Esther was born May 13, 1912, the daughter of the late William and Bertha (nee Brandt) Lutz. Esther was retired from Northwest Telephone Company, where she was an operator Esther was a member of the United Methodist Church in Eagle and served on the women’s society. She was a scorekeeper for Land o’ Lakes baseball team and enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking, sewing and crocheting.

Esther will be missed by her children, Arthur Stead of Dousman and Karen (Jerry) Sagert of Eagle; grandchildren, Raymond Raatz, Gerald (Linda) Raatz, Carol (Vernon) Percell, Deborah Garbukas, Deidre "Dee Dee" Runyan, Glen (Lori) Sagert and Jill (Michael) West; 14 great-grandchildren; and "one on the way" great-great-grandchild. Esther is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, George; daughter, Virginia; four brothers; and one sister.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, July 29, at United Methodist Church, 305 E. Main St., Eagle, with the Rev. Lawrence Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to United Methodist Church in Eagle (see address above) or the Masonic Home, 400 N. Main St., Dousman, WI 53118, in Esther’s name.

For the online obituary and guest registry, go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com. Mealy’s Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is assisting the family.