(March 28, 1915 - January 21, 2003)
The Lusk Herald
Funeral services for Esther Hergert, 87, were held Jan. 23, 2003, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Reverend Marvin Temme officiating. Cremation followed the service and private family burial will take place at a later date.
Esther died Jan. 21, 2003, at Emerald Court in Scottsbluff, Neb.
She was born March 28, 1915, in Atwood, Colo., the daughter of Conrad and Lydia (Kreining) Willman. The family lived at Sterling, Colo., Milwaukee, Wis., and Belle Fourche, S.D., before coming to settle in the Lingle, Wyo., area.
She married Jake Hergert on April 7, 1935, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lingle, and the couple lived 43 years on the London Flats farms. In 1978 they retired and moved to Torrington.
Esther was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the Lingle Garden Club, and the Lingle Progressive Club. She was a superb homemaker; she loved to sew, cook, crochet, knit and she made various crafts and beautiful quilts for her family. She also loved to be outdoors working with Jake on the farm, planting vegetable gardens and growing beautiful shrubs and flowers with the rose as her favorite flower. She loved to be involved with her children and especially her grandchildren's activities. Esther was always there to help her friends in need.
She is survived by her two sons, Gerald, of Pueblo, Colo., and Roger, of Cripple Creek, Colo.; one daughter, Lynnea Fullmer of Lusk; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and four sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request all memorial contribution in Esther's honor be made to the Alzheimers Association.
The Colyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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