Esther L. Maronde

Funeral services were held for Esther L. Maronde (nee Filter) of Cedarburg on Nov. 11 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Esther passed away at the age of 89 on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the Lasata Care Center. Visitation was held at the church on Tuesday, prior to the service, and interment took place at Immanuel Cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg served the family.

Esther was born in Thiensville on March 13, 1919, the daughter of the late Ludwig and Louisa (nee Stoecker) Filter. On Nov. 8, 1941, Esther was united in marriage to Harry Maronde at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Esther enjoyed singing in the church choir, being a member of the Luther League and teaching Sunday School. She also enjoyed ceramics, sewing and knitting. In 2007, Esther was named "Resident of the Year" at the Lasata Care Center.

Esther is survived by her children, Donald (Sally) Maronde and James (Barbara) Maronde; her grandchildren, Lara (Jeff) Johnson, Justin Maronde, Angela (Steven) Drissel, Brian Maronde, Gregory Maronde and Matthew Maronde; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Jasmine Johnson, and Nora Drissel; brother, Arthur (Frieda) Filter; sister-in-law, Elda Filter; and a dear friend, Tammy Harisson. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her son, Dennis; and her two brothers, Elmer (Edna) Filter and Frederick Filter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg are appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting