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Esther A. Weidenbenner, age 85 of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 6:18 p.m. on Sunday (December 27, 2015) at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana.

Weidenbenner, Esther1Esther was born on June 15, 1930 in Spencer County, Indiana to Christian and Mary (Schaeffer) Tretter. She married John Weidenbenner on July 21, 1951 in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand, IN.

She attended Dale High School.

She was a co-owner with her husband and son of Weidenbenner Eggs, Inc.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, their St. Ann’s Society and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a recipient of the Brute Award.

She was a past member of the German Club.

She enjoyed gardening, quilting, dancing, watching college basketball, and loved attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Her husband of 64 years;
John Weidenbenner, Ireland, IN
Four daughters;
Jane Howard and husband Al, Gilroy, CA
Debbie Schwenk and husband Mike, Ireland, IN
Karen Streicher and husband Ken, Washington, IN
Donna Schroering and husband Ken, Evansville, IN
One son;
Dennis Weidenbenner and wife Clare, Ireland, IN
Eleven grandchildren
Six step-grandchildren
Sixteen great-grandchildren
Sixteen step-great-grandchildren
Three sisters;
Irene Balbach, Haubstadt, IN
Almeda Hopf and husband Donnie, Jasper, IN
Alice Gilson and husband Leo, Jasper, IN
Three brothers;
Linus Tretter and wife Mary Lou, Celestine, IN
Ray Tretter and wife Betty, Ferdinand, IN
Urban Tretter and wife Judy, Huntingburg, IN

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Funeral services for Esther A. Weidenbenner will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (December 31, 2015) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday (December 30, 2015) at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana. The St. Mary’s St. Ann’s Society and the Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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