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Obituary: Esther Guthmiller

Esther Guthmiller

Esther Guthmiller, 96, of Carrington, N.D., passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D., surrounded by her family.

Esther's visitation was Monday, June 24, 2024, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., all at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, N.D., with Pastor Robert Hill officiating. Special music was "In the Garden" and "Where the Roses Never Fade" by David Morlock. Congregational Hymns were "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," "Just As I Am" and "Children Of The Heavenly Father." Her burial was at the Petersville Cemetery, Pettibone, N.D.

Pallbearers were Shelby Martin, Tyson Lutman, Trampus Larsen, Seth Schulz, Jaydee Schulz, Arlen Guthmiller, Jr., Shilo Guthmiller and Dave Reed.

Honorary bearers were all of Esther's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Esther Martin was born May 9, 1928, to Fred and Margaretha Martin. She attended school in rural Tappen, N.D. On February 22, 1946, she married Lawrence Guthmiller at Moorhead, Minn. They farmed for many years on a farm north of Pettibone. They retired from farming in 1986 and in 1998 they moved to Carrington.

Esther moved to Golden Acres Manor in January 2021. During her lifetime she loved to embroider and tend to her garden. She embroidered many sets of dish towels each year as each of the women in the family was given a set for Christmas for many years. The family will miss her good homemade soups and strudel.

Esther is survived by three daughters, Della (Neil) Lutman, Mavis (Dean) Larsen, and Jolene (Floyd) Schulz, all of Carrington; a son-in-law, Gary Reed of Oriska; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Devillers of Carrington and a sister, Tabea Mueller of Steele; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; a son, Arlen; a daughter, Betty; six brothers, Walter, Fred, Tilmon, Israel, David, and John and seven sisters, Verna, Caroline, Leah, Emma, Lydia, Norma and Mary.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.

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