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Esther Lorraine Roberts Esther Lorraine Roberts, 79, Wilmot, WI, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her home. She was born April 9, 1933, in Ettrick, WI, the daughter of the late Oscar and Tillie (nee Nelson) Westlie. She had lived in Blair, WI, Antioch, IL, Mauston, WI, and New Lisbon, WI, before settling in Wilmot six years ago. After high school, Esther was a member of the Minnesota Symphonic Choir. She had been a former member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Antioch, and enjoyed dancing, gardening, canning, bird watching, and music. She also quilted and showed her work at fairs. Esther had worked for Antioch Answering Service and retired from Baxter Laboratories as an executive secretary in 1988. On Dec. 11, 1954, she married John L. Roberts Sr. in Minneapolis, MN, and he preceded her in death Dec. 9, 2009. Survivors include her children, Debbie (Larry) Larsen of Trevor, WI, John L. Jr. of Antioch, Russell (Kim) of Antioch, Steve of Wilmot, Lori (John) Lochhead of Antioch and Kari Halldin of Antioch; her siblings, Melva Ketelboeter, Helen Underdahl, Shirley (Don) Mager, Marion (Roger) Riggenberger, Margie Neese, LindaKaye (Kerry) Blaisdell, and Helmer "Ham" (Beverly) Westlie; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by eight siblings; and an infant, Kristi Luanne Roberts. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St. (Route 83), Antioch. For information, 847-395-4000. Please sign the online guest book for Esther at
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 2, 2012
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