Esther Kundert

esther kundert

Esther Kundert, 74 of West Fargo, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Sheyenne Crossing Care Center in West Fargo.

Esther Bierdeman was born on February 12, 1936 in rural Sykeston, ND to Herbert and Ella (Ziegeldorf) Bierdeman.  She graduated from high school in Sykeston and attended Interstate Business College in Fargo.  She worked for over 25 years with the US Government in various areas.  From 1955-1968 she was Secretary to the Chief Underwriter with the Federal Housing Authority, from 1968-1982 she was a full-time parent, volunteer teacher's aide and office support at Washington Elementary, from 1982-1985 she worked as an Examination Clerk followed by an appeals officer assistant from 1985-1997, both with the IRS.  From 2005-2009 Esther worked part time as a barista for Red River Coffee.

She married Delph Kundert on September 30, 1956 in Sykeston, ND.  She loved to travel, including many cruises, enjoyed the company of her close friends and spending time at the cabin on Lake Lizzie.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Del; her father, Herbert and brother, LaVerne Bierdeman.

Esther is survived by her son, Wayne (girlfriend, Michelle Tweten) of Fargo; mother, Ella Bierdeman of Moorhead, MN; brothers, Gerald (Dila) Bierdeman of Fargo, Jim (Loretta) Bierdeman of Mandan, ND, Al (Johnne) Bierdeman of Perham, MN, Don (Peggy) Bierdeman of Fargo; sister-in-law, Chiko Bierdeman of San Jose, CA and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. Dear Bierdeman Family,
    Very sorry to hear of Esther’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gordon & Nancee Neumiller
    Mercer Island, Washington

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that that I am thinking of all of you anf you are in my thoughts and prayers,

  3. Wayne, so sorry for your loss. Many memories of your family when we were kids – both here in Fargo and at the lake.

    Take care.

  4. Portage MichiganThe Thomas Pederson family is very sad to learn of Esther’s death. Esther was such a good “condo mate” to Tom and Jul Pederson, often visiting with them, watering the outdoor flowers and helping in any way she could. My brothers, Duane and Jerry Pederson and I (JoAnn Pederson Scott) often saw Esther on our many visits to West Fargo. She will be missed as a friend and a neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. JoAnn Pederson Scott

  5. Torrance CaliforniaTo Aunt Ella, Wayne, Jim, Gerald, Al, and Don:

    We’re sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dennis and Autrye

  6. Morris Chapel TNI am so sorry for your loss of a special family member and my very special friend. She will be sadly missed.

  7. Stephen MN
    Wayne, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know this will be a tough time for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Take care!
    Kris and Myron

  8. My prayers and support to Wayne and Esther’s family. She was a good neighbor to live close to.
    Peace and Blessings on her memory.

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