Esther E. Laubenstein, 87

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.

Esther was born on Nov. 27, 1922, in Milwaukee to Jacob and Helen (nee Hoppe) Mueller. She married 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 Auxiliary of Newburg, and the Wasaukee Horse Club.

Esther is survived by her children, Mark (Donna) of the 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; and special friend, Hugo (Marilyn) Gonzales. She is further survived by her sister, Helen Wintersteen of Apopka, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Colleen Mueller of Milwaukee and Myrtle Laubenstein of West Bend; brotherĖin- law, Leonard Laubenstein of Scottsdale, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was 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 the 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 the time of the service at 5 p.m.

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

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. For online condolences, see