Esther Ortner

Birth: February 22nd, 1923
Death: November 14th, 2017
Age: 94 years
Residence:Traverse City, MI
Previous Residence(s):Frankenmuth, MI

Esther A. Ortner

Traverse City, Michigan and Aransas Pass, Texas

Formerly of Pleasant Ridge, Mt. Clemens, and Frankenmuth


Esther A. Ortner of Traverse City, Michigan and Aransas Pass, Texas, formerly of Pleasant Ridge, Mt. Clemens, and Frankenmuth died on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 94.  Esther was born in Frankenmuth on February 22, 1923, the daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret Schluckebier. She was united in marriage to Myron Ortner, also from Frankenmuth, who predeceased her in 1998 after 52 years of marriage. 


Esther is survived by her two daughters, Kathryn (Don) Beaufait of Aransas Pass, Texas and Anne (Chuck) Moeser of Traverse City. Also surviving are five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret Grueber of Saginaw, Dorothy (Floyd) Schmitzer of Frankenmuth, Marie (Richard) Howell of Canadian Lakes, and Barbara (Bernie) O’Neil of Londonderry, New Hampshire, along with many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Esther was also predeceased by her sister, Ruth (Frank) Rittmueller.


Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, with visiting again one hour prior at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 19, 2017 with entombment to follow in Oakwood Mausoleum, Saginaw.


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