Esther Dahlgren

February 21, 2019

May 22, 1926 – Feb. 14, 2019

Esther Marie (Carlson) Dahlgren was born May 22, 1926. She passed away peacefully at her daugh­ter’s home with family by her side under the care of Prairie Hospice of Mar­shall on Feb. 14 at the age of 92.
Esther graduated from Marshall High School. She married Roy Dahlgren on July 4, 1945 at midnight with her parents as wit­nesses. She and her hus­band farmed near Ivan­hoe. Esther and Roy had three children, daughters Joyce and Jean and son James. They moved to Hendricks in 1979, where they started a machine shop business with their son James Dahlgren.
Esther had many tal­ents. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and bookkeeping in their shop in Hendricks. She made many friends while tend­ing the office.
Esther believed the truth of the Bible and ac­cepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. Because of God’s Word, Esther is enjoying Heaven today. Esther faithfully at­tended church by televi­sion with Pastor Harold Selem of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Esther’s surviving fam­ily includes her daugh­ter Joyce Kelm of Albany, Oregon along with her daughters Lada (Carl) Wilson and their daugh­ter Cheyenne, all of Or­egon; daughter Johanna (Jacob) Klein of Oregon; daughter Jean (Calvin) Gilbert of Lake Benton; son Patrick Dirckx (friend Sarah), their daughter Kassidy and her son Kam­den; son Scott Ochocki and his daughter Hailey; son James Dahlgren’s best friend Doris Moe of Hen­dricks and their three daughters, Terry, Kelly and Courtney and their families. Other surviv­ing family members are Edwin Steuck of Ivanhoe, Mike and Tami Locy of Watertown, South Dakota, Marvin and Margie Oberg of Milroy, Marion and Clarence Wiering of Mar­shall, and Vern and Diane Krentz of Hutchinson.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents Eric and Marie Carlson, her husband Roy and her son James.
Visitation for Esther Dahlgren will be Satur­day, Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. at Cedric’s Banquet Hall in Hendricks. A service and burial will be held later in July, when all of Esther’s family is able to attend.