Esther Anna Aguste Linkert

Esther Anna Aguste (Marohn) Linkert, age 87 of Howard Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

Esther was born in Middleville Township Feb. 2, 1912, to Herman and Emma (Uecker) Marohn. She was baptized March 3, 1912, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville Township. She continued to live in Middleville, north of Howard Lake, as she grew up. She was confirmed May 16, 1926, at Bethlehem; her confirmation verse was Psalm 86:11.

On June 12, 1932, Esther was married to Leopold William Linkert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville. They made their home north of Howard Lake and had seven children together.

Esther was a hard worker and enjoyed very much the farm life of raising chickens, cows, and pigs, and having a very large vegetable garden.

She served her Lord as a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was a member of Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

Esther is survived by her sisters, Alma Marohn of Minneapolis, Selma Metcalfe of California, Mildred O'Toole of Illinois; brothers, Herbert (Teresa) Marohn of South Haven and Rueben (Arlene) Marohn of Cross Lake; her children: Virgil (Molly) Linkert of Maple Grove, Marilyn (Jim) Boutwell of Alabama, Jeanette (David) Lee of Dassel, Ramona Hover of Maple Grove, Gloria Rudolph of California, Neil Linkert of Howard Lake, and Lowell (Debbie) Linkert of Motley; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leopold; siblings, Alfred Marohn, Adele Marohn, Emma Marohn, Walter Wilhelm Marohn, Walter Johann Marohn, Herman Marohn; one grand-child, Jerry Boutwell; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Leland Bendix officiating. Music was provided by Jeanette Beckala. Interment followed at Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Nathan Hover, Jeffrey Lee, Jason Linkert, Matthew Linkert, Eric Lee, Steven Lee, Mark Linkert, and Samuel Linkert. Esther's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchild were honorary casket bearers.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Inc.

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