Esther Wils

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died November 26, 2008

Esther V. Wils, 76, of 8722 15th Road, Rapid River, MI, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday evening November 26, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Esther was born January 29, 1932, in Stonington, the daughter of Oscar Rudolph and Mary Ovilia (Erickson) Leadman. Esther was raised in Stonington where she attended the Stonington School and later the Rapid River School. She later received her G.E.D., which she was very proud, due to the fact of receiving the highest score in the state of Michigan, at that particular time.

Esther was united in marriage on March 4, 1961, in Escanaba, to Gerald Wils and together they made their home and raised 6 wonderful daughters at their present location.

Esther had worked for Northern Motor Rebuilders before receiving a position as a caregiver, through the Community Action Agency. Esther was employed at the Community Action Agency, for a number years, until her retirement.

Esther was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She served as the Sunday School Superintendent and she also taught Sunday school. In addition, Esther taught bible school, served as the church organist, served as treasurer for the Trinity Ladies Aide and she also helped with the Trinity quilting and sewing group.

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0 Tributes for “Esther Wils

    Cindy, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady and Stonington won’t be the same without her there!
    Sherry and Rick Nutt Sr.
    K.I. Sawyer, MI

    Dear Uncle Gearld, Cousins and Family,

    I am sure thinking of you and wish I could have been there for Aunt Esther’s celebration of her life. I am so very glad my Dad and I got to visit you and Aunt Esther when I was home, Uncle Gerald! It was always a treat to be with all of you at different times of our journeys. My Mom, Cleo, thought the world of her–I can see the two of them with their aprons on! I remember as a kid, dinner together, gathering at Gramma’s, family events and…Aunt Esther’s laugh!! That’s why I love the photo you chose of her….I can hear her laughing! 🙂 I know you all have beautiful, warm, fun, silly memories that will keep her in your hearts and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs, Barbara

    Barbara Wils Royer
    Portales, NM

    I am saddened to hear the passing of your wife/mother/grandmother. You have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.

    Judy Smith (Johnson)
    Punta Groda, FL

    Dear Cindy & Mark.

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Cheryl & Dennis

    Cheryl Bernard
    DeTour Village, MI

    What an incredible loss Aunt Esther’s passing is. She was a tremendous woman with a generous heart and will be missed by all.

    Greg & Tricia (Herzog) Rose
    Clintonville, WI

    I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Esther’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God Bless
    Helen Morales (Wils)

    Helen Morales
    Queen Creek, AZ

    grandma, i will miss you lots. I loved staying with you doing my crafts an having you show me how to water color and paint. also, spending time with you. It will feel really different with you not around but i an everybody will know that you will be there watching us and you will be in our hearts! love you lots and miss you lots, your granddaughter nikki

    Escanaba, MI

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