Esther Schlecht, 94, Streeter, ND died early Tuesday March 19, 2013 at the Napoleon Care Center in Napoleon, ND.
Esther Kauk was born April 23, 1918 at Lehr, ND, the daughter of John Kauk and Magdalena (Becker) Kauk. She received her elementary education at the local rural school and helped on the family farm.
She and Herbert Schlecht were married September 23, 1935 at Lehr, ND. They lived with his parents for 4 years until 1941 when they purchased a farmstead NW of Streeter, ND where they farmed until the death of her husband on October 10, 1963. She went to work as a cook at various places around the Jamestown/Streeter area for many years. Esther continued to reside on the farmstead until October 2012 when she entered the Steele Care Center. She entered the Napoleon Care Center in March of 2013.
She enjoyed gardening, quilting and crocheting bedspreads. Her German cooking of strudels, knefla, homemade kuchen and more were enjoyed by family and many friends. She taught the art of German cooking to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Streeter. She also was member of the united Methodist Women and was an active volunteer at the Streeter Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by her children, Florence (Marvin) Grenz, Napoleon, ND; Kermith (Sharon) Schlecht , Streeter, ND; Arnold (Annetta) Schlecht, Gackle, ND; Percy (Susan) Schlecht, Gackle, ND; Thelma (Melvin) Wall, Tappen, ND;
21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Albert Kauk, Streeter, ND; Laurence Kauk, Freemont, CA; 2 sisters, Magdalena Schwecke, Fargo, ND; and Mildred Wanner, Wishek, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; 1 son, Morris, and 3 grandchildren, Steve, Shane, David and Julie.
Funeral service- 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 23, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Streeter with Rev. Elmo Herman, officiating.
Interment - Streeter City Cemetery in Streeter, ND in the spring.
Visitation: 9:00 - 5:00 Friday @ the funeral home in Gackle
Prayer Service - 7:00 P.M. Friday @ the church in Streeter