Esther Lohuis, 80, of Sheboygan Falls, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

Esther was born March 3, 1933, in the town of Holland, the daughter of the late Arthur and Rosa (Gessner) Glander.

She graduated from Random Lake High School in 1951 and was married to Norbert Lohuis on May 12, 1951, in Random Lake.

Esther worked at Gilson Mfg., West Bend Co., Simplicity, Snap on Tools, Times Printing, and Krier Foods.

Esther was a lifelong member at St. John UCC in Random Lake, the American Legion Auxiliary #145, and the La Societe de Femme, Cabane Locale #1080, Grande Cabane of Wisconsin.

She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, quilting, crossword puzzles, playing cards and dominoes.

Esther is survived by her husband of 62 years, Norbert of Sheboygan Falls; three daughters, Linda (Gary) Stowe of Oshkosh, Sherri (Gary) Huenink of Clarksville, Tenn., and Kelly (Robert) Luce of West Bend; eight grandchildren, Rachel (Kevin) Dehne, Troy Stowe, Bobbi Jo Huenink, John (Jennifer) Huenink, Brandi (Jimmy) Hardwick, Specialist Emily (Will) Goldspink, Benjamin Luce and Nicolaas Luce; four great-grandchildren, Hailey and Jack Hardwick, and Brett Huenink and Henley Huenink; two brothers, Elmer (Mary) Glander of Phoenix, Ariz., and Allen (Patricia) Glander of Lowell, Ore.; two sisters-in-law, Alice “Mickie” Glander of Sheboygan Falls and Janice Lohuis of Sheboygan; and one brother-in-law, Merlin Rusch of Sheboygan.

Esther was preceded in death by five sisters, Myrthe (Carl) Liermann, Verna Glander, Meta (Lloyd) Wernecke, Gladys (Earl) Hahn and Ruth Glander; two brothers, Norman (Marian) Glander and Willard Glander; a sister-in-law, Reginia Rusch; and two brothers-in-law, Donald (Shirley) Lohuis and Earl Lohuis.

A celebration of Esther’s life will take place at St. John United Church of Christ in Random Lake at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with the Revs. Jami Scott and Daniel Kuckuck officiating.

Family and friends will gather at St. John UCC, located at 98 Random Lake Road in Random Lake, on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

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A memorial fund is being established in her memory for St. John UCC Building Fund, American Legion Auxiliary, and the La Societe de Femme.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the Lohuis family.

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