Esther was born on July 27, 1917 to Christian and Magdalena Heil Schneider in Bon Homme County near Tripp, South Dakota. Esther was baptized on Dec. 2, 1917 by Rev. Alfred Funk, and was confirmed on June 26, 1932 by Rev. K. J. Stuebbe. She attended country school to the 8th grade and helped on the family farm. On August 25th 1938 Esther married Ruben Hieb at Tripp, SD. For a while she worked for the Government in Hawaii. Then she moved back to Tripp. She helped Ruben and his dad in their trucking business, when they moved into town she was a homemaker and also was a house keeper for Dr. Mueller. Later she worked part time in the Tripp school cafeteria. Esther’s family fondly remembers her great German dumplings and her homemade fudge Sauce for Ice cream. Her grandchildren will “always remember” her favorite treat was Ice cream and club crackers. Esther was a resident at Tripp Good Samaritan for a few years before passing away at Sister James Care Center in Yankton, South Dakota on Saturday, November 2, 2019 Esther is survived by her daughter, Gail Stocking, Yankton; Grandsons, Derek ( Christy) Ogren Peculiar, Missouri; Joel Ogren, Midland, V.A.; Jerome Ogren, Sioux Falls, S.D. and great grandchildren, Jackson, Abigail, Caroline, Jennifer, Joshua, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ruben passed away on February 25, 1986 and nine siblings, Bertha, Edwin, Emil, Laura, Louise, Emma, Ella, Herbert and Elmer-John. Two son-in-laws, Warren Stocking & Jack Ogren.
11/8/2019 DiAnn Honomichl Yankton, SD
Esther was at the same table at Majestic Bluffs as my husband. Each night when I would feed him I would greet Esther and brought her chocolate malts for her birthday. I miss seeing her. Even at 102 she impacted lives.
11/7/2019 Peggy haywood Mitchell, Sd
Gail so sorry to hear of your lose. Prayers.
11/6/2019 Sharon Schmidt Ugland Omaha, NE
Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this very difficult time????
11/6/2019 Eileen (Tucek) Hardesty Reno, Nv
Gail and family...sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember seeing her often at the Good Samaritan Center when I would visit my mom. I'm sure you all have wonderful memories.
11/6/2019 Judith Fauth Delmont, South Dakota
I became acquainted with this lovely lady when she worked in the Tripp school lunch room. She always had a beautiful smile for us all.
11/6/2019 Candice Bijnagte Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gail, sending my condolences. You and your Mom were so close. I still think of her walking everywhere in Tripp! Ester had a long life.
11/6/2019 Kathy Kelly-Hoff Stockton, Ca.
My sympathies Gail and family. Fond memories of your Mom and Dad.