Graveside Service Time: 2:00 P.M.
Day and Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008
Location: Bender Hill Cemetery - rural Russell, KS
Visitation and Guest Book Registration: None, Guest Book available the day of the service.
Burial: Burial of cremains at Bender Hill Cemetery.
Memorial: Donor's Choice
Esther May (Bender) Fleischmann, 88, of Greeley, Colorado and former Russell resident, passed away peacefully at 8:30 P.M. on Monday, September 9th, 2008, at the Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley. Esther was born on May 5, 1920 on the Bender family farm in rural Russell County, Kansas, the daughter of August and Bertha (Bender) Bender. She spent her childhood and early adult life in the Russell county area and attended country schools. Later she married Roland Fleischmann in June of 1956 at the Athol Lutheran Church in Athol Kansas. Together Esther and Roland raised three children, Walt, Mike and Cordelia. Even though she and Roland did not remain together, Esther always provided the love and care her children needed. She was a loving and caring mother and homemaker who was not known to complain at lifeís trials and always had a positive outlook on life. She was a former member of the Bender Hill Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, raising beautiful roses, and dancing. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will always be remembered by her family as a caring mother and hard worker with a patient demeanor and caring personality.
She is survived by three children, sons Walt Fleischmann of Great Bend and Mike Fleischmann of Fort Collins, Colorado and a daughter Cordelia Fleischmann of Greeley, Colorado; one sister
Tillie (Bender) Prather of Guymon, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren Theresa, Gloria, Kevin,
Barry, Daniel, Kevin, Brian and Jennifer; three great-grandchildren Tyrell, Nichole and Marissa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Louie, Oscar, Marvin and Milton; sisters Esther, Alma, Pauline and Lena.
A graveside service to celebrate Estherís life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Bender Hill Cemetery, in Russell Kansas. Memorials may be given to your favorite charity in honor of Esther Fleischmann. Condolences may be mailed to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary * 610 N. Maple * Russell, KS 67665. Condolences may be sent via email by going to www.pvpmortuary.com. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral arrangements.