Esther Schraw

esther schraw

Esther Amy Schraw, 82, passed away on May 24, 2013 at the Home Appeal care home in Moorhead, MN. Esther was born on March 26, 1931 to Albert and Gladys Schraw in Park Rapids, MN. After graduating from high school, she attended Teacher College and taught at Clara Barton Elementary School in Fargo, ND.  On January 19, 1957 she began her work in the ministry and lovingly gave her life in service. She labored in Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, and Arkansas. In 2011, when her health began to fail, she was lovingly cared for in different homes in Arkansas and Missouri.  In January of 2013, she moved back to Fargo and in March was moved to Home Appeal in Moorhead. Esther’s family and friends greatly appreciate the wonderful, tender care she received until the time of her death.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, a brother George, his wife Esther, a half-brother Zenas Sharp and his wife, Barbara. She is survived by her brothers Mayln (Ila) Schraw and Albert (Ione) Schraw, and sisters Hazel Schraw, Jean, (Harold) Quick, and Tressa Schraw as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. Boyden IADear Family of Esther,
    My sympathy to all of you. I appreciated the way the obituary described Esther…lovingly giving herself. I experienced receiving that from her when we were together at conventions in Missouri. Marybelle shared with us the Memorial card from her service.
    Kind love to all of you, Anita

  2. Forest Lake Minnesota
    Our thoughts of sympathy to Esther’s family, co-workers, and dearest friends, which are many. We knew her sisters Hazel and Tressa best, but through the years had several opportunities to meet and visit with Esther. She was a dear and gracious lady who will be missed by many. We are grateful for her many years of love and labor in the work, and her faithfulness to the very end.

    John & Jennifer Kavaloski

  3. Springfield MissouriMuch sympathy to the family. We will miss Esther too! Her life of service enriched so many & enouraged all of us. She did much for our family over the years. We were grateful to listen to the service via teleconference. Thank you,

    Simon & Sarah Chavez & family
    and Leah Chavez-Edson family

  4. BangladeshA sweet, true, special, faithful sister, servant, friend. She has reached the goal.
    With sympathy to the family & friends left behind,
    Leah & Adele

  5. Foristell MissouriOur thoughts are so strongly in ND
    today and we are sad when we think of our loss but so thankful when we think of the influence she will leave in Missouri and in our hearts individually!

  6. Texarkana TXThinking of you this morning as you gather to pay your respects to dear Esther. It isn’t “last respects” as her legacy will continue to live winthin the hearts of all who knew her. We loved our time with her, she was a dear, sweet sister.

  7. West Fargo ND
    Esther’s family,
    We know she will dearly be missed, by so many lives she touched, but so glad she is in a better place. I sooo wish I would have gotten over to see her at Al & Ione’s or at the home, She met sooo much to my Aunt Ruthi Taplin.
    Love’n Care,
    Bob & Tania Stephens

  8. DeQueen ArWe loved Esther and her labor in our field. She had such a love for souls! Loved her sweet spirit a d care for the flock! We extend our love and sympathy to her family! Lyn and Jim Sorenson

  9. DeQueen ArWe loved Esther and her labors in our field. She had such a love for souls! Loved her sweet spirit a d care for the flock! We extend our love and sympathy to her family! Lyn and Jim Sorenson

  10. O’Fallon MOWe will keenly miss Esther but Heb. 11:4 is so fitting…referring to Abel, though he was dead, yet he still speaks. Her influence will linger on and on. When we are born, we weep while others rejoice, but for those who finish faithfully, they rejoice while we weep. Our sincere sympathy to her family.

  11. Paris MissouriWe appreciated Esther so much in Missouri, laboring for others. Esther always so cheerful, and having a word in season. We will miss her greatly, but her testimony is remembered.
    Our Love, Fred and Ruth Davis

  12. St Augusta MN
    We are thinking of all the family today. To all who loved Esther. We are grateful for steady lives.

    Will & Karol

  13. Grand Junction Co.Esther was a faithful, wonderful servant
    of God, and loved by all that knew her.
    She will always be remembered for her
    work, and the help that she gave to

  14. Joplin moDear family of Esther: Such a dear sweet
    servant of our Lord, always ready for a
    kind and encourage word. We thank all
    of you for sharing such a generous sister
    with all of us in God’s family. We appreciate her giving spirit. May you each
    find comfort in God’s promise to his children and know that He cared for her and for qll his creation. Our prayers are
    for your comfort and encouragement.

  15. Alexandris Minnesota
    We are thinking of you all there. One by one the faithful are gathered home and it inspires us to be true to the end.

  16. When we heard of the passing of Esther, we felt so much relief for her, but a heavy heart for those of her family, who will miss her, but were willing to encourage their beloved sister and auntie to go forth and sow the seed.

    Esther will certainly be missed, but we are thankful that God will raise up those that can fill the gap.

    Duane & Joan

  17. Dear family to Esther,

    We are remembering you in your loss of a dear sister, aunt, cousin, servant of God. We all have good memories of Esther’s influence upon our lives.


    Ronda Stidolph

  18. Nevada MissouriWe’re sorry to lose a dear sister but she deserves the release from all her health struggles. She often visited in Oklahoma while in Kansas so have known her for many years but never got to have her in our home here in Missouri since moving here. We wish all the family the best as you make adustments in your lives to absorb the lose of our dear Esther.

  19. Peck KansasMemories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with us always. We will miss Esther but so thankful she has been released from pain and has gone to her long home. She was a wonderful influence in our lives for many years.

  20. WisconsinTo the family of Our Very dear Esther Schraw.
    Our hearts have been with all of you through these past months. Esther and I were on the Colorado staff through some of the same years, and have always kept in close touch. She was a dear friend to all of us. Our Lord was her faithful friend all of the way to the journey’s end.
    Thoughts of Love and Care
    from Hester Williams in Wisconsin

  21. Regina SK CanadaDear family, Thoughts will be with you. I well remember Esther’s visit to us in SK. And I appreciated her godly help and spirit.

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