Esther Pauline <I>Hespe</I> Wurdeman

Esther Pauline Hespe Wurdeman

Birth
Leigh, Colfax County, Nebraska, USA
Death 1 Mar 2003 (aged 94)
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Leigh, Colfax County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 23166033 · View Source
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Daughter of Wilhelm & Anna (Loseke) Hespe.
She graduated from Leigh High School in 1927 and attended State Teacher's College in Wayne, Nebraska. She taught in Genoa for 2 years. She worked in the Rynearson bakery in Leigh until she married. She married Elmer Wurdeman, July 16, 1935 at Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh, the same church where she was baptized and confirmed.
After her marriage, she worked for 15 years in her father's hardware and furniture store, Hespe Hardware in Leigh. She also worked and co-owned B&W Manufacturing, Co. of Columbus, a family owned business, since 1958.
She resided in Leigh all her married life, moving to Columbus in 1982. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh and currently a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. During her life she was active in Walther League, Sewing Circle, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and was a member of the Zion choir in Leigh. In Columbus, she was an active volunteer of the Columbus Hospital Auxiliary.

Esther is survived by:
Daughter - Faye Kolder - Omaha, NE
Son - James (Anne Marie) Wurdeman - San Diego, CA
Son - M.E. "Mike" (Beverly) Wurdeman - Columbus, NE
Son - Richard (Jolene) Wurdeman - Omaha, NE
Sister - Alice Gillis - Portland, OR
Brother - Arnold Hespe - Alexandria, VA
Brother - Paul Hespe - Portland, OR
Granddaughter - Corinna (Scott) Cooper - Salt Lake City, UT
Granddaughter - Kerry (Keith) Hill - San Diego, CA
Grandson - Daniel Kolder - Omaha, NE
Grandson - Matthew (Andrea) Kolder - Lincoln, NE
Granddaughter - Elizabeth Wurdeman - Kansas City, KS
Granddaughter - Jennifer Wurdeman - Omaha, NE
Grandson - Jordan Wurdeman - Omaha, NE
Grandson - Mark Wurdeman - San Diego, CA
Grandson - Matthew Wurdeman - San Diego, CA
Granddaughter - Mijanne Wurdeman - San Diego, CA
Granddaughter - Sara Wurdeman - Omaha, NE
Grandson - Shane Wurdeman - Omaha, NE
Grandson - Taylor Wurdeman - San Diego, CA
3 Great Grandchildren
Esther was preceded in death by:
Father - Wilhelm Hespe
Mother - Anna (Loseke) Hespe
Husband - Elmer Wurdeman
Brother - Arthur Hespe
Brother - Edmund Hespe
Brother - Harold Hespe
Brother - Laurin Hespe


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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 29 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23166033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Esther Pauline Hespe Wurdeman (27 Oct 1908–1 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23166033, citing Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh, Colfax County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .