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Esther C. Funge -- Rochester

January 4, 2019

Esther C. Funge, 76, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Saint Marys Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Esther Carol Erickson was born on April 23, 1942, in Caledonia, to Gustav and Anna (Klegseth) Erickson. She was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Austin High School in 1960.

She enjoyed playing bingo, doing crafts, traveling, visiting with her friends and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by her three children: daughter, Jodi McSorley, Campbell, son, Randy (Lee) Donahue, Mazeppa, and daughter, Karla (Glenn) Fitzgerald, Eyota; and 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and five sisters.

A celebration of life will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Charlie’s Eatery & Pub, 1654 Highway 52 N, Rochester. Cards can be sent to: Karla Fitzgerald, 11805 41st St. NE, Eyota, MN 55934.

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