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Esther Mitchell

March 14, 1920 — January 21, 2014

Esther Mitchell passed away January 21, 2014 at the age of 93 at the Frazee Care Center with her children by her side.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, MN. Visitation will be held at the Frazee Care Center on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2-3 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, January 24 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Lunch will be served following the service to all to attend.

Esther was born March 14, 1920 to Louis and Ella Johnson in Huron, South Dakota. Esther moved with her family to what Esther lovingly called the Golden Ridge Addition of Fargo, North Dakota where she grew up and received her education. Her family moved to rural Ogema, MN where Esther helped her mother with her eight brothers and sisters.

Esther married Merle Mitchell on February 28, 1949 in Callaway, MN. Esther and Merle lived and raised their family in Frazee. Merle died May 1, 1980.

Esther was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee and an active member for many years in the LWML.

Esther enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, crocheting, reading and doing the crossword puzzle in her daily paper.

Most of all, she enjoyed her family especially being able to host in her home her children and grandchildren for holiday meals until she moved to the Care Center in 2012.

Esther is survived by her daughter, Beverly Mitchell of Frazee; her 2 sons: Gerald and Audrey of Frazee and Dennis and Karen of Perham; 6 grandchildren: Chad and Trescha Mitchell, Jeremy and Heather Mitchell, Denelle and Mike Baumgart, Joshua Mitchell, Justin and Sara Mitchell and Jared Mitchell; 5 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Gladys Braun and Ardyce (Gene) Schouviller both of Detroit Lakes; 2 brothers: Ray Kenny (Ellen) Johnson of Detroit Lakes and Leland Johnson of Waukesha, WI; along with many nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law: Irene Johnson of Detroit Lakes and Trudy Mitchell of Fargo, ND.

Preceding Esther in death was her husband, Merle; granddaughter, Alisa Mitchell; brothers: Erwin, Merl, and Gordon Johnson; and sister, Fern Thompson.
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