Esther R. Bruce (nee Winchell)

Esther R. Bruce (nee Winchell), 92, of Nashotah, passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

She was a loving mother to Jane Bruce, Barbara (fiance Mark Gempeler) Johnson and Jim Bruce and cherished grandmother to Rebecca Jean (Dan) Chapman of Glendale, Calif., and Kristin Johnson of St.

Louis, Mo. Esther is also survived by her sister Betty Letts of California, brothers Burton Winchell and Kenneth (Audrey) Winchell of Mercer, along with many nieces, nephews and great-grandpuppy Fremont.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry Bruce; parents, Henry and Martha Winchell; brother Sy Winchell; sisters Eva Vehlow, Florence Williams and Jeanette Buth; her beautiful granddaughter Erin Bruce; and son-in-law Michael H. Johnson.

Esther will be dearly missed by all that knew her. Esther and Henry are now dancing in heaven.

God bless you Mom.

Funeral services for Esther were held at Pagenkopf Funeral Home in Oconomowoc on Monday, March 31. Esther was laid to rest at LaBelle Cemetery in Oconomowoc immediately following the service.

Memorials can be made in Estherís name to the charity of oneís choice.

Special thank you to the staff at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital for their care and support.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit