Esther A. Hackbarth
April 12, 1922 – March 14, 2010
Esther A. Hackbarth of Oconomowoc passed away
Sunday, March 14, 2010, at the age of 87. She was born April 12, 1922, to
Hugo and Marie Grulke.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband,
Raymond "Slim" Hackbarth; and a son, William Hackbarth.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Joan) Hackbarth, Susan (Donald) Dabel and Patricia (Scott) Bartlett;
grandchildren, Kristina (Michael) Higbee, Jacquelyn Dabel, Sarah Bartlett,
Cody Bartlett, Brian Hackbarth, Joesph Hackbarth and Annie Hackbarth;
great-grandchildren, Jackson Higbee, Alexandra Higbee and Charles Higbee;
sister, Marie Stark; sisters-in-law, Gladys Grulke and Delores Grulke;
along with many other relatives and friends.
Esther spent many years working as "the lunch
lady" at St. Jerome’s school. She was an avid Bears fan due to time
spent working at St. John’s in the 1930s when the Bears had summer
training camp there. Esther loved playing bingo and her card club. She
enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and playing with her
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11
a.m. memorial service Friday, March 19, at the First Congregational United
Church of Christ, 815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc, with the Rev. Lisa Schmatzhagen presiding.
Memorials to First Congregational United Church of
Christ, The American Heart Association or the National M.S. Society WI
Chapter are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral
and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call
567-4459 or visit online at