Esther Coleman

Esther M. Coleman

December 10, 1922 - December 25, 2019
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Esther was born at home on December 10, 1922, to James and Victoria (Johnsen) Andersen in Minnetonka, MN. She was raised on their family dairy farm with 3 brothers, Walter, Arnold, and Earl. She attended Oak Knoll grade school and then graduated from Hopkins High School in 1941.
During the war, she cleaned the inside and outside of airplanes, and she worked at Minneapolis Moline making jeep parts for the war effort. She returned home to the farm after her father suffered a stroke, and ran the dairy with her brother, Earl. Soon after, they sold the dairy and moved to the little town of Oak Knoll, MN.
In 1947, she married Earl Coleman of Birchwood, WI. They made their home in Oak Knoll. Five children were born to them; James, Clifford, Patricia, Diane, and Annette. They moved to Rapid City, SD, in 1962, then to Piedmont, SD, in 1963. In June of 2016, Esther sold her home in Piedmont and moved in with her daughter, Annette, in Sturgis, where she resided until the time of her death.
Esther M. Coleman, 97, of Sturgis, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019.
She is survived by her children, Clifford (Nancy) Coleman of Idaho, Patti (Pat) Handley of Texas, Diane (Roger) Keffeler, of Enning, and Annette Tveidt of Sturgis; grandchildren, Theresa (Ron) Huntley of Texas, Gail Jones of Texas, Jason Coleman of Idaho, James (Karen) Handley of Texas, Scott (Lauren) Handley of Arizona, Wade (Tia) Handley of Arizona, Jessica (Hudson) Hogue of Idaho, Kristal Keffeler of South Dakota, and Michelle (Rich) Boyles of South Dakota; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Dylan, Nathan, Lauryn, Madelyn, Kayti, Amelia, Alexander, Joey, Mercedes, Brayden, Payson, and Parker; great-great-grandchildren, Isabella and Devon; a sister-in-law, Mary Andersen of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents, James and Victoria Andersen; her husband, Earl, who passed in 2010; son, James; brothers, Walter, Arnold, and Earl; son-in-law, Roger Tveidt; and grandson-in-law, Mark Jones.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, also at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Baer officiating. Committal services will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    December 30, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    December 30, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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  • Funeral Service

    December 31, 2019 | 10:00am
    December 31, 2019 10:00am
    Kinkade Funeral Chapel
    1235 Junction Ave.
    Sturgis, SD 57785
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor David Baer
  • Interment

    December 31, 2019 | 11:30am
    December 31, 2019 11:30am
    Black Hills National Cemetery
    20901 Pleasant Valley Drive
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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Lenny Tollefson

Posted at 06:10pm
My sincere condolences, especially to Annette. We were good school days friends & I always remember Esther as a kind & caring person.
You do not grieve alone and the Family is in my prayers!
God's Peace,
Lenny (Hudson) Tollefson

jillayne Andersen Heafy

Posted at 01:05pm
To Aunt Esther in loving memory.. from Jillayne Andersen Heafy's family .. You will be missed.. Love you always j
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Karen Hanson

Posted at 01:21pm
Your Mom was such a sweetheart and I will always remember her kindness. May the many happy memories you have of her help keep her close.
Karen Hanson (Piedmont Post Office)

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