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Esther Blasl

November 30, 2017

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Esther Ramona Blasl passed away on November 30, 2017. 

Esther was born September 7, 1931, in Alice, ND.  She earned her degree at NDSU and worked as a chemist.  She was an owner and manager of the Riverside Motel in West Fargo.

Esther loved cooking, sewing, gardening, and her cats.

Esther is survived by cousins: Marianne Reif, Moorhead, MN, Gertrude Schuster, West Fargo, Emil Blasl, Long Beach, CA and Donald Blasl, Alexandria, VA.

Her service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo at 10:00 AM Monday, December 11, 2017 with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at the Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo.

 

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4 responses to “Esther Blasl”

  1. Donna Janz White says:

    Esther will be remembered as loving to sew, trying new recipes, and loving her cats.

    She was my daily email buddy. I will miss her. I always new what the weather was like in Fargo. The bunnies and birds will also miss her.

    She has had wonderful neighbors who have looked out for her. Thank you!!

    I am the daughter of one of her first cousins.

  2. Ron Fredrickson says:

    I knew Esther and her father, Joe, and mother, Frieda, in Alice, ND, in the 1930s. I also remember her from our days as chemistry students at NDAC in the late 1940s. My condolences to her surviving cousins.

  3. Phyllis Stanley says:

    Esther was a wonderful neighbor and friend for over 30 years. She was an icon in our neighborhood. Her personality could be  defined using the words “independent” and “intelligent.” She thought of ways to meet her personal needs when driving her car was no longer an option.  I think she embraced the obstacle and felt success upon overcoming it!  In the summer I could hear the unique “whir” of her electric mower which helped me keep on eye (or ear) on her from my deck. She would use her mower as a walker to mow her lawn. It took two days:  1 day for the front yard and 1 day for the backyard. Regarding conversation: Talking about recipes, gardens, food, and animals were popular topics. She liked crossword puzzles and occasionally asked for help. One Christmas I gave her a subscription to the magazine Guideposts, a magazine of inspirational stories. After saying thank you she asked, “Does it have recipes?” I smiled and said, “Yes in the back!”😀 One Christmas she made a candy called Penuche which she said her family made frequently in the 1930s. Regarding animals: Esther was an owner of several cats over the years which gave her joy and comfort. She fed the squirrels and rabbits by her porch steps. I would tease her by saying, “That’s fine,  but keep those rabbits in your yard!”😀 She seldom left her house but last summer I was alarmed as I saw her with her walker on the sidewalk near our house. She was carrying a plastic bag. I immediately went outside to meet her and with a pained look she said she was looking for an injured rabbit. I convinced her that we need to let Mother Nature run its natural course. She reluctantly agreed and sadly returned home. 

    As my sister told me, “It’s emotionally important to have multi-generations in our lives – in part to help us acknowledge the phases of life. Our mother always brought older people into our childhood lives.  We are richer for these relationships.”  By the way my mother’s name was “Esther” and she died at age 86;  same name and age as my friend and neighbor, Esther.

    My mother was in a nursing home for six and a half years. She would say it was a “victory” when someone died at the nursing home. They were free of their pain! I will miss Esther a great deal, I but I picture her tossing her walker aside, walking among God’s creations, feeding the animals, and discussing recipes and seed catalogs.  Enjoy your VICTORY,  Esther!!

  4. LOREEN CAUGHEY says:

    I HAVE GOOD MEMORIES OF ESTHER FROM WHEN I WAS A KID. I LOVED GOING TO THE HOTEL FOR THE VISITS. EVERY SPRING WE HELPED SANDBAG. I DIDNT REALLY LIKE THAT BUT SHE ALWAYS TRIED TO MAKE IT FUN. LATER WHEN I WAS GROWN UP WITH KIDS OF MY OWN AND SHE HELPED MY SON PUT TOGETHER THE FAMILY TREE. HE LOVED IT AND LOOKED FORWARD TO HER EMAILS WITH NEW INFORMATION. WE SHARED A BIRTHDAY TOO. I DIDNT KNOW TILL SHE STARTED SENDING INFORMATION TO MY SON AND HAD A NOTE IN THERE TO ME WHICH SAID ” YES LOREEN WE SHARE A BIRTHDAY”. ESTHER WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. I HAVE SAVED THE EMAILS SHE SENT ME. I THINK I WILL KEEP THEM FOREVER

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