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Esther Lille Grussing

August 6, 1912 April 21, 2006
Esther Lille Grussing
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Worthington, Minnesota Esther Lille Grussing, 93, was born on August 6, 1912, in Rost Township, Jackson County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Mary Guritz Schuldt. Esther studied catechism and was confirmed in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She grew up and attended school in the Lakefield area. Esther married Herbert Grussing on May 29, 1932, in Rost Township. She worked for nearly 30 years at Campbell Soup Company in Worthington. Esther was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington. She enjoyed sewing quilts and “Barbie clothes”, crocheting, flowers, and gardening. Esther died on Friday, April 21, 2006, at the Worthington Regional Hospital. Esther is survived by one daughter, Lily Geertsema, of Brewster, MN; one son, Myron (Claribel) Grussing, of Rushmore, MN; eight grandchildren, Michael Geertsema, of St. Cloud, MN, Glenn (Suke) Geertsema, of Rosamond, CA, Larry (Britian) Geertsema, of St. Cloud, MN, Steven (Jennie) Geertsema, of Fulda, MN, Deborah (Larry) Perez, of Redlands, CA, Mark (Paula) Grussing, of Platte S.D., Kathryn (Chad) Duwenhoegger, of Alexandria, MN, and Richard (Kim) Grussing, of Rushmore, MN; twenty four great grandchildren, and two sisters, Ruth Griebel and Dora Noerenberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, an infant sister Sophie, two sisters, Susie and Clara, and three brothers, Louie, Edward, and Robert. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Robert Schulze officiating. Esther’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery in Rushmore, Minnesota. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, Minnesota.


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