Esther Viola (nee Geiszler) Scheuffele, 93, of Aberdeen, SD, died on February 22, 2021, at her son’s home in Hugo, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, SD.
Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the funeral home with a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Esther was born to Philip F.A.Z. and Lydia (Iszler) Geiszler on October 18, 1927, in McIntosh County, North Dakota. She attended school through the eighth grade. While visiting a neighboring home, she met Leonard Scheuffele while he was on leave from the Navy. They were married in Long Lake, SD on April 7, 1946. The two of them owned and operated a store in Long Lake, and then moved to Aberdeen, SD, in 1950, where they remained throughout their lives.
Esther was a talented seamstress. She made her daughters’ clothing and also did some sewing for other people. She also was a great cook, and her children and their friends, and also her grandchildren, loved her German cooking, especially her kuchen.
To supplement the family income over the years, Esther worked for numerous families (cleaning their homes and helping with their children).
Esther is survived by four daughters, Gwen Petrich of Aberdeen, SD; Donna (Thomas) Sharkey of Winner, SD; Kyna Scheuffele of Aberdeen, SD; Ione Carlson of Sioux Falls, SD; and three sons, Quentin (Kathy) of Menomonie, WI; Lars of Fargo, ND; Carson (DeVonna) of Hugo, MN; 1 brother, Ervin (Myra) Geiszler of Medford, OR; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; sons-in-law, Larrie Petrich and Larry Bader; and 4 brothers, Fred Geiszler, Reuben Geiszler, Oscar Geiszler, and LeeMore Geiszler.
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