2010-12-23 / Obituaries

Esther Holzwarth

Esther Holzwarth, 93, died on Dec. 12, in a Fresno hospital after having fallen and broken her hip.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Holzwarth, and her niece, Marlys Arnold.

She was the last remaining daughter of Gottlieb and Louise Schelske and a family of eight children. Esther was born Jan. 13, 1917, in North Dakota. She met her husband, Ed, in North Dakota where they resided until 1970. When her husband retired they relocated to Mariposa, and she has lived here since.

Esther is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and nephews. Esther was much beloved by her family and friends, and she will be deeply missed, especially by her niece, Luanne Egan of Seattle, WA; and her nephew, Marlow Krein and his wife Janice Krein of Mesa, Ariz.. Esther helped to raise Marlow, Marlys and Luanne after the passing of their mother, Sarah Krein, her sister, at a young age. Esther always introduced them as “my kids.”

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