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Esther M. DeBruin

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Esther M. DeBruin Obituary
Esther M. DeBruin

Appleton - Was called to Heaven on July 10, 2018 at the age of 99 ½ years. Esther passed away peacefully at Manor Care Nursing Home in Appleton, WI after a brief illness. Esther was born on December 7, 1918 in Dundas, WI to Mike and Bertha (Van Bockel) Driessen. Esther was joined in marriage to Quinten DeBruin on February 19, 1947 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown.

Esther was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton, WI. Esther enjoyed family gatherings, playing sheephead, crocheting, collecting dolls, cookie jars, and Elvis plates. She also enjoyed auctions and bingo. Esther loved the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers, and Brett Favre. Esther was a homemaker her entire life and loved taking care of her husband and children.

Esther is survived by her sons Don (Lynne) and Jim (Helen) and her grandchildren Todd (Meredith), DeBruin, Corey DeBruin, Holly (Justin) Wessel, Jessica DeBruin, Paul (Jennifer) Kropidlowski, and Sabrina (Todd) DeBruin, her great grandchildren Camdon, McKinley, Helena, Benson, Brielyn, Brandon, Coty, Lance, Chandler, and Felicity. and three great great grandchildren. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Quinten, her grandson Kelly Kropidlowski , and her siblings Ray (Florence) Driessen, Harvey (Minnie, Erma) Driessen), Barney (Mary) Driessen and Helen (Jack) Mader.

Visitation will be held at Wichmann Funeral Homes-Tri County Chapel, 1592 S. Oneida Street, on Monday July 16th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services at 1:00 PM with Deacon Gib Schmidt officiating. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Esther's name will be established. Esther's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Manor Care, especially Mary P. and the staff at Heartland.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on July 13, 2018
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