Esther Hauswedell

April 26, 2018

obit Hauswedell Esther photoJune 27, 1913 – April 18, 2018

Funeral services for Es­ther Hauswedell, age 104 of Tyler, formerly of Arco, were Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m. at Immanuel Luther­an Church in Tyler. Visita­tion was one hour prior to the service at the church.Interment will be at a later date.
She died Wednesday, April 18 at Avera Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler.
Arrangements are pro­vided by Hartquist Funer­al Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condolences at
Esther Hannah Haus­wedell was born to Rob­ert and Elsie (Meyer) Mehling on June 27, 1913 in Lyons, Nebraska. She was baptized in the Lu­theran church and at­tended country school. In 1927 her family moved to Arco, where she was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and at­tended and graduated from Arco High School. On Oct. 14, 1933 she married Paul Hauswedell in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Their union was blessed with three children and 63 years of life together. The couple farmed in Lake Stay Town­ship near Arco. When Paul entered Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Tyler in 1995, Esther stayed on the farm for a year before mov­ing to Morningside Apart­ments in Tyler. Following Paul’s death in 1997, she continued to live in her Ty­ler apartment until the age of 101, when she moved to Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. There, on Wednes­day, April 18, Esther died at the age of 104.
Esther was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arco until the church closed; she then joined Im­manuel Lutheran Church in Tyler. She was active in Ladies Aid and taught Sun­day School. She was a 4-H leader for ten years, was active in politics, and did volunteer work. She re­ceived an award for man­aging the Lincoln County March of Dimes Campaign, and was presented the Ru­ral Community Leadership Award by Governor Rudy Perpich and the State of Minnesota. She also orga­nized census-taking for Lincoln County. Esther’s hobbies included politics, gardening, card playing, sewing, and bowling.
Esther is lovingly remem­bered by nine grandchil­dren—Michael (Lynette) Hauswedell, Steve (Lisa) Hauswedell, John (Vicky) Hauswedell, Brooks Ben­nett (Carlene Taylor), Brad Bennett, Brett (Donita) Bennett, Jay (Jaylyn) Mill­er, Miles (Rachel) Miller, and Marty (Tara) Miller; daughter-in-law Delores Hauswedell and son-in-law Bob Miller; 17 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren and nine step-great-great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her chil­dren Curtis Hauswedell, Melva Bennett and Connie Miller; son-in-law Rod­ney Bennett; her parents Robert and Elsie Mehling; sister Laura Halling and brother Richard Mehling.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.