Esther E. Laubenstein (nee Mueller)

Esther E. Laubenstein (nee Mueller), 87, of the town of Saukville, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, after a short stay at St. Maryís Ozaukee Hospital.

Esther was born on Nov. 27, 1922, in Milwaukee to Jacob and Helen (nee Hoppe) Mueller. She married the late Adolph G. Laubenstein on March 22, 1941, in Milwaukee. The couple moved to Saukville in 1944.

Esther enjoyed cooking, entertaining and traveling in their motor home. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Esther was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church and Auxillary of Newburg, and Wasaukee Horse Club.

Esther is survived by her children Mark (Donna) of town of Fredonia, Gary (Suzanne) of the town of Saukville, Judith (James) Dehling of the Town of Fredonia and Paul (Barbara) of the town of Fredonia, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, special friend Hugo (Marilyn) Gonzales. She is further survived by her sister, Helen Wintersteen of Apopka, Fla., sisters-in-law Colleen Mueller of Milwaukee, Myrtle Laubenstein of West Bend, brother -inlaw Leonard Laubenstein of Scottsdale, Ariz., nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adolph, brother Ralph, brothers-in-law Elmer and Harold Laubenstein and Phil Wintersteen, sisters-in-law Alice and Norma and great-grandson Tyler.

A funeral service will be on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 5 p.m. at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church of Newburg with Rev. Jon Baumann officiating. Interment will take place at St. Johnís Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church only on Thursday, March 11, from 2 p.m. until time of service (5 p.m.).

Memorials are appreciated to St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050,