Esther Ruth Stelter, age 85, passed away at her home on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015. She was born April 1, 1930 in Augusta Wisconsin to Adolph and Kathryn (Wagner) Von Haden. She married Kenneth Stelter on February 23, 1952 in Augusta. She and her husband farmed in the Bloomer area for many years. She was a hard-working, compassionate woman who loved her family and the Lord. She was always proud of her six children and reached out to all kinds of people with encouraging words, open heart and an open home.
She is survived by her: children: Jane (William) Sykora of Chippewa Falls, Jean Stelter of Middleton WI, Joanne (Tom) Heck of Bloomer, Judy Stelter of Bloomer, Janette (Mike) Klingbeil of Bloomer, Jerrid (Michelle) Stelter of Rio Rancho NM; grandchildren: Brenden (Helene) Sykora, Catherine and Joshua Heck, Zachary and Abigail Stelter; great-grandchildren: William, Annalisa and Tahlia; brothers: John Von Haden of Augusta and Jim Von Haden of Fall Creek; sisters: Barbara Anderson of Cadott and Dorothy Perkovich of Augusta.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Adolph and Kathryn (Wagner) Von Haden: her husband: Kenneth; brothers: Dean and Leonard Von Haden; sisters: Irene Collier and Mary Henke.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Assembly of God Church in Bloomer. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 on Friday at the church with a Christian Worship Service at 7:00 PM. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Olson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com