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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