Esther M. Meyer

Esther M. Meyer passed away on June 17, 2017, at Waukesha Springs Hospice at the age of 96.

She was the loving mother of Ronald (Pat) Kainz, Daniel (Karen) Kainz, Ilene Zingshiem, Suzanne (Don) Samuels and Rita (Bob) Pafford, and adored grandmother of Angie (Kent) Powell, Jeff (Tracy) Kainz, Pam (William) Tang, Vanessa (Adam) Paxson, Tim (Angie) Kainz, Norman (Nancy) Kainz, Laura (Ron) Christie, Georgiana (Wayne) Krenz, Diana Sullivan, Jessica (Jeffery) Loflin, Denise Taylor, Tammy Bonifas, Raquel (Mark) Peters, Andrew (Vicki) Samuels, Scott Samuels, Randy (Heather) Pafford and Rick (the late Renee) Pafford. Esther is further survived by 29 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Kainz; second husband, Lloyd Meyer; her mother, Helen Torgersen; her sister, Gloria Hatleberg; and her great-granddaughter, Veronica Gomez.

Esther loved to play sheepshead, listen to Lawrence Welk on TV or tapes and she loved watching the birds outside. She loved dogs and in her earlier years she belonged to the Homemakers.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 23, at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Veterans Way, Mukwonago, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha to immediately follow Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Waukesha Springs, Aseracare Hospice and BirchRock Corners Assisted Living for the wonderful care they provided their mother.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.