Esther Zerbst was called to her eternal home on Aug. 8, 2020, at the age of 97. She was born on July 21, 1923, to Jacob and Lydia (Brandner) Reich in Zeeland, North Dakota.
Esther is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold; sons, Gilbert and Edward; her parents, Jacob and Lydia Reich; brothers, Milton Reich and Ruben Reich; sisters, Florence Guse, Ella Anderson and Freida Tietz.
She is survived by her son, Donald (Sandy) of Spokane, Washington; daughter, Irene (James) Gruber of Fullerton, Nebraska; brother, Gilmer Reich of Hamilton; sister Rosie Hayden of Missoula; numerous grandkids, great-grandkids and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at Grace Lutheran Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Vern Sandersfeld officiating. Interment will be at Pleasantview Cemetery, St. Ignatius at 2 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
The family suggests memorials be given to Grace Lutheran Church for their bus fund. Esther used that church bus lots to get to and from the church for services and really appreciate having the ride even if she was the only person they picked up.