Esther C. (nee Port) Zirtzlaff

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton for Esther C. (nee Port) Zirtzlaff of Grafton, who died on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at the age of 76. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church, from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at the church cemetery on Thursday. Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family.

Esther was born on May 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Walter and Irmgard Port. On Dec. 26, 1949, she was united in marriage to Robert Zirtzlaff at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. Esther was an active member at St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving in the Womenís Guild and also as a teacherís aide for the preschool program.

Esther is survived by her husband Robert of Grafton; children Kenneth (Jo Ann) Zirtzlaff of Sturgeon Bay, Keith (Barbara) Zirtzlaff of Port Washington, Kristine (Joseph) Armendariz of St. Francis, Kevin (Bonnie) Zirtzlaff of Cedarburg, Kurt (Dawn) Zirtzlaff of Cedarburg, Kay (Mark) Ryder of Wauwatosa and Kyle (Michele) Zirtzlaff of Germantown; sister Margaret (Elmer) Ladwig of Cedarburg; grandchildren Steven, Robert, Jennifer, Zachry, Amy, Justin, Matthew, Daniell, Conner, Sean and Christian. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton are appreciated. For online condolences, please visit