VERONA – Ione "Esther" Himsel, age 85, entered the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Esther was born on September 1, 1927 to Paul and Hazel Labrenz in Packwaukee, WI. She graduated from Westfield High School and attended Northwestern College in Minneapolis . Esther was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Esther was united in marriage on November 7, 1953 to Erwin Himsel at Madison Bible Fellowship. She was a proud homemaker and raised 4 adoring children. Esther enjoyed gardening, baking and being involved in various church activities.
Esther is survived by her husband of 59 years, Erwin; children, Paula Massie, Dennis (special friend Katie Rodgers), Kathy (Dan) Pugh and David (Michelle); grandchildren, Jennifer (Isaac) Thorne, David Massie, Ben and Bradley Himsel; great granddaughter, Lylah Thorne; sister, Lois Labrenz; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Rodney) Norton. Further survived by other family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Elwin Labrenz; son-in-law, Scott Massie.
Services will be held at NEW GLARUS BIBLE CHURCH, 207 6th Street, New Glarus, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, with Pastor Tom Schubring presiding. Visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Dr., Verona, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 and again at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday. Burial will be at Verona Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to New Glarus Bible Church, 207 6th St., New Glarus, WI 53574. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com
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