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Esther Ruth Standfuss

Esther Ruth Standfuss

Aug. 27, 1930 - Aug. 23, 2013

WILLMAR - Esther Ruth Standfuss, 82, (4 days short of her 83rd birthday), of Willmar, died Friday, August 23rd at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Her funeral will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, August 28th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Memorials preferred to Rice Hospice.

Esther Ruth Standfuss was born August 27, 1930 in Echo Township, Yellow Medicine County, MN, the daughter of Albert William and Luella Malvina (Schoer) Jensen. She grew up and attended school in Renville.

On September 28, 1949 Esther was united in marriage to Elmer William Standfuss. Following their marriage they lived in the Danube area, where they farmed until March, 1958. In 1963, they moved to Willmar where she worked at R & M Variety Store, Willmar Area Vocational School, and School District #347. She retired from the School District in 1992.

Esther was a founding member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar and attended services there until the time of her death.

Surviving are her daughters: Carol (and Jerry) Dolly of Eden Prairie, Marlys (and Dean) Alinder of White Bear Township, Joyce (and Ron) Groth of Bloomington; son, Dale (and Mary) Standfuss of Kirksville, MO; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers: Gilbert, Edward, Roger; and sisters: Florence and Mavis.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer, in 2004 and one brother, four sisters, and one great-granddaughter.