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Esther (Kruger) Maerz

November 14, 1921 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 96)


Esther Maerz, 95, of LaPorte, peacefully joined her husband and daughters on October 19, 2017.
Esther was born on November 14, 1921 to Harold and Frieda (Gehne) Kruger. She married John Maerz of LaPorte and had two amazing daughters, Avonne (Loucks) Herbst and Joanna Kloss. She has three grandchildren:  Brent Loucks, and his wife Lori, Trina Loucks, and Kathaleen (Kloss) Smith, and her husband Ray, along with three great-grandchildren, Katelyn Smith, Brent Loucks and Andrea Archuleta. Esther lived her life on the family farm next to her son-in-law, Don Kloss. Additional surviving relatives include one sister and many nieces and nephews.
Esther retired from Gateway in Michigan City, where she was a valued member of the corporation. She was a member of the LaPorte County Saddle Club and over the years enjoyed horseback riding, camping, and reading. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and nieces every Wednesday and was known for her outstanding ability to bake; everyone loved her pies and cakes.
Per her wishes, a memorial gathering will be planned by her granddaughter next spring where friends and family can gather and share all the great memories we have of Esther.  
 


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