Rev. Greg Way
Soloist ~ Lennis Mehlhaff
“How Great Thou Art”
Esther Weisser was born Sunday, November 23, 1919 in Bon Homme County near Tyndall to Christian and Christina (Hieb) Kaul. She attended the Smith Country School through the 8th grade. Along with her sister Ruth, Esther worked in Kadoka, South Dakota for two years as a waitress. Esther was united in marriage to Albert Weisser on December 23, 1943 at Scotland, South Dakota. They farmed near Kaylor for 11 years, later moving to a farm south of Delmont. Albert died suddenly in 1966 and Esther moved to Delmont. Two years later, the nursing home in Tripp was being built and Esther moved to Tripp to begin working at the Good Samaritan Home. She worked in the laundry department for 17 years. Esther was a member of Frieden’s Reformed Church in Tripp. She was an avid reader and enjoyed quilting and embroidery and had enjoyed gardening during her time on the farm. Esther passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp, having achieved the age of 93 years, 9 months and 6 days.
Esther is survived by three children: Pauline (Dennis) Brandt of Scotland, Roger (Jeanette) Weisser of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Ione (Pete) Petersen of Rapid City. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a brother, Herman Kaul of Tyndall.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, her parents, Christian and Christina Kaul, three brothers and four sisters.