Esther R. Lembck, 94
Aug. 29, 1921 -- Sept. 1, 2015
Esther R. Lembck (Nee Kielisch), 94, of West Bend, was called home to be with the Lord and her family Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.
She was born Aug. 29, 1921, to the late Oscar and Emmy (nee Klempel) Kielisch in Dortmund, Germany. She moved to the United States at the age of 7, with only one trunk for the whole family. As a young child she attended Immanuel Baptist Church, where she met her future husband. She graduated from North Division High School. Following high school she worked at Mac Insurance. On Sept. 11, 1943, she was united in marriage to Robert Lembck. When her daughter was born, she raised her and when she was old enough worked nights and weekends at Gimbels as a floral designer and eventually did exclusive catering. In the 1980s she became a citizen of the United States. She volunteered at Cedar Community for 34 years and was proud to hold the record of their longest-serving volunteer. Her volunteering led her to move to West Bend. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Those Esther leaves behind to cherish her memory include her two grandchildren, Fredric (Karen) Akeson and Courtney (Matthew) Lowe; five great-grandchildren, Harmony, Savannah, Paulina, Carter and Melia; brother, Herbert (Anna Mae) Kielisch; sister-in-law, Phylis Kielisch; seven nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughter and son-in-law, Judy (Dan) Corbell; and brother, Carl Kielisch.
A funeral service in remembrance of Esther will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend).
Estherís family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at Valhalla Memorial Park in Milwaukee.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to all the nurses and staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens for all their help and care.
Memorials to Cedar community or the Washington County Humane Society are appreciated by the family.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend has been entrusted with Estherís arrangements. More information and online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.