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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Wednesday October 5th, 2011
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Esther Theresa Klemme

Rev. David W. Ellis
Organist ~ Lois Hehn
Congregational Hymns
“Just As I Am”
“Amazing Grace”
“Nearer My God to Thee”
"Jesus, Lead Thou On"
Clay Wittmeier
Ken Konrad
Lee Wittmeier
George Bauder
Chris Konrad
Ryan Bauder
Esther Theresa Klemme was born to Gotthilf and Louise (Jerke) Bietz on May 29, 1922 in Kaylor, South Dakota. Growing up she lived in Kaylor and graduated from Menno High School in 1940. On Saturday, September 6, 1941, Esther and Paul Klemme were married in Parker, South Dakota.  Esther loved baking and cooking for her family. Her grandchildren knew how loved they were when she would make each of them their own breakfasts when they stayed at her house. It was not uncommon for her to leave a warm loaf of bread in their vehicle. Church and family were very important to her.  Esther worked hard both on the farm and at various jobs including the Good Samaritan Center in Scotland and Schmidt’s Furniture in Scotland.  In 2008, Esther became a resident at the Good Samaritan Society in Scotland.  Esther passed away there on Sunday, October 2, 2011 having attained the age of 89 years.   
Esther is survived by her husband of 70 years, Paul “Pete” Klemme of Scotland; children Gay Lynn (Ken) Konrad of Kaylor and Paula (George) Bauder of Scotland; grandchildren Chris (Kristi) Konrad of Mitchell, Cheri (Lee) Wittmeier of Tyndall, and Ryan (Kelli) Bauder of Scotland; great-grandchildren Clay and Lacey Wittmeier and Morgan Bauder; sister Francis Metz of St. Charles, Missouri; and sister-in-law Alice Klemme of Scotland.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Gotthilf and Louise Bietz, and one brother, Floyd “Buddy” Bietz.
Esther was the kindest person any of us have ever known.  We love you and will miss you always.

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We send our sincere sympathy to all of the family members in the loss of Esther. Our prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Ferne and Marvin Baltzer, Scotland

Ferne and Marvin Baltzer Oct 5 2011 5:50 PM

Gay Lynn, Paula, and families. I am so sorry for your loss, and I know how much she will be missed by all of you. She will be remebered for her never waning kindness and I'm so glad I got to see her in May on her 89th birthday. She would want you to celebrate her life and be happy for her as she is now at peace. Smiles for Esther!!

Sharon Weisz Oct 5 2011 10:41 AM

My sympathy in the loss of your mother. I remember her kindness toward my family when she would visit your aunts and grandfather who lived next door to us in Scotland. She was very soft spoken but quick to have a sweet smile. May your memories give you comfort.

Jane Orth Rokusek Oct 4 2011 7:10 PM

Dear Paula and Gay Lynn, I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. May the Lord comfort you during this time and give you His peace. Susan Waderich

Susan Weisz Waderich Oct 4 2011 6:20 PM

Paula & family: We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are all in our thoughts. With sympathy, Kristi & Jeff Landborg

Kristi Landborg Oct 4 2011 5:21 PM