Estella Esterberg, 94Estella “Jeanne” (McCorkell) Esterberg, age 94, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, went home to be with our Lord on June 7, 2012.
Estella “Jeanne” (McCorkell) Esterberg, age 94, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, went home to be with our Lord on June 7, 2012. She will be missed by all.
Estella was born November 8, 1917 to Howard and Estella (Tucker) McCorkell in Akron, Iowa.
She loved to crochet, and won grand champion on some of her afghans. Her visits to California were always so special to her. She loved to read and listen to the old hymns, but most of all she loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claire Esterberg; daughter, Dianne Vach; infant son, Eugene Alfred Esterberg; her mother and father; one brother and six sisters.
She is survived by her sister, Lois (Melvin) Nielsen, Akron, IA; sons, Al (Ann) Esterberg, Alexandria, Wes (Nancy) Esterberg, Weaverville, CA, Russ (Candy) Esterberg, Parkers Prairie; daughters, Suzanne “Corki” (Roger) Hegland, Alexandria, Sandy (Daryll) Phelps; Plymouth, Sheri (Verdeen “Rip”) Ripley, Alexandria; son-in-law, Carl Vach; grandchildren, Devon and Ross (Jenni) Hegland, Pam (Shawn) Flanary, Tammy and Tiffany (Ken Marthaler) Esterberg, Autumn (Jared) Lindenfelser, Kevynn Phelps, Paula Pangier, Curt and Ryan (Marit) Ripley, Angie (fiancé, Chris) and Kaylee Esterberg, Craig (Patricia) Bengford; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Shawn, Cordell Flanary, Sydney, Riley, Emily Hegland, Nicholas Esterberg, Jack, Grace and Luke Lindenfelser, Brock Marthaler, Colin, Gavin and Megan Pangier.
A funeral service was held Monday, June 11 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria with the Rev. John Sorum officiating. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria. Casket bearers were Kevynn Phelps, Devon Hegland, Ross Hegland, Tiffany Esterberg, Curt Ripley, Ryan Ripley, Tammy Esterberg, Angie Esterberg, Autumn Lindenfelser and Craig Bengford.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.