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Frances  E. "Esther" Reuter

Obituary for Frances E. "Esther" Reuter

March 11, 1920 - May 10, 2018
Sauk Centre, Minnesota | Age 98


Frances E. "Esther" Reuter, age 98 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Saint Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating and Deacon Larry Lawinger assisting. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.

Frances Esther List was born March 11, 1920 in Granville, Iowa to Joseph and Elizabeth (Henrich) List. After graduating from high school, Esther taught in a one room school house for several years. On November 4, 1941 she married Melvin "Tim" Reuter in Granville, Iowa. She then became a homemaker and a wonderful mother to eleven children.

She was a member of Saint Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Esther enjoyed making rugs, bowling, playing BINGO and helping as a BINGO volunteer for the "old" people, playing cards, especially Pinnacle and Cribbage, and adult coloring. She loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Betty (Clarence) Rooney of Brooten, Ken (Mary) Reuter of Sauk Centre, Dale (Jane) Reuter of Sauk Rapids, Wayne (Carol) Reuter of Sauk Centre, Jan (Ron) Pallow of Sauk Centre, Mary Sue (LeRoy) Kramer of Long Prairie, Joyce (Chris) Hunstiger of Sauk Centre, JoAnn (Larry) Lawinger of Maple Grove, and Anna "Nancy" (C.J.) Locy of Denver, Colorado; 46 grandchildren and 97 great-grandchildren with one on the way; sisters, Helen Brady of Marcus, Iowa and Mildred (Eldon) Ruden of Merrill, Iowa; son-in-law, Jack Jones; and Harold's fiancée, Pam Dougherty.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin "Tim" Reuter on June 26, 1997; children, Doris Jones, and Harold Reuter; six grandchildren; brothers, Ray and Melvin List; and sister, Edith Delperdang.

Serving as casket bearers will be Ken Reuter, Dale Reuter, Wayne Reuter, Jan Pallow, Mary Sue Kramer, Joyce Hunstiger, JoAnn Lawinger, and Anna Locy. Cross bearer will be Betty Rooney and scripture bearer will be Donna Rooney.

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