OBITUARY: Esther Mae Thieszen

Esther Mae Thieszen, 92, of North Newton passed away Friday, April 28, 2023, at Kidron Bethel Village. She was born April 1, 1931, in Goessel, the daughter of Jacob G. and Katharina (Woelk) Klassen.

She graduated from Goessel High School and later received a degree from the Bethel Deaconess Nursing Program as a registered nurse.

Esther specialized in geriatric nursing and worked as the director of nursing at various facilities throughout Kansas, Minnesota and Indiana.

She was united in marriage to Harold D. Thieszen on Sept. 18, 1953, at the Goessel Mennonite Church. They were married almost 70 years.

Esther was a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.

Esther is survived by her husband, Harold of the home; son, Jon (Maurine) Thieszen of Lake City, Iowa; daughters, Kathryn Thieszen of Kansas City, Mo., and Barbara (John) Thiesen of Newton; grandchildren, Patrick (Ashley) Thieszen and their children, Evelyn and Jack; Erin (Brawley) Blair and their children, Olivia and Ethan; and Andrew Thiesen (Annjela Abbey).

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ella Deines; brother, Walter Klassen; and infant brother, Roline Klassen.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 5, at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel College Mennonite Church or Bethel College in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.


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