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Esther Kellerman

August 24, 1924 - August 28, 2010


6-7:00 P.M. Monday, August 30 in Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

10-11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 31 in Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport ND.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Monday, August 30 in Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 31 in Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport ND.


Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Esther Kellerman

August 24, 1924 - August 28, 2010


Esther Delores Kellerman, 86, West Fargo died Saturday, August 28 at Sheyenne Crossing Care Center, West Fargo, ND. Esther was born to Conrad and Clara Griesbach on August 24, 1924.  She attended Bohnsack Township School in Traill County.  Esther married Donald V. Kellerman, Davenport on November 28, 1954.  They moved to the Kellerman family farm and lived there until 1983 when they moved to Davenport. In 2005 they moved to West Fargo.  Esther and Don raised 3 sons and 1 daughter.  Esther was an active member of Canaan Moravian Church.  She enjoyed growing and canning vegetables. She helped bale alfalfa with her husband and sons.  She was a Kindred Vikings fan for her children, grandchildren and their friends. After moving to Davenport, she provided day care for over 60 children which she truly enjoyed.

Esther is survived by her husband, Donald; sons: Bradley (Lisa)Kellerman, Davenport, ND; Jeffrey (Hattie) Kellerman, Sartell, MN; Kevin Kellerman, Parker, CO; and Cheryl (Jack) Holm, Bozeman, MT. Grandchildren; Amy (Justin) Perrin, Brady (fiance’ Tonya Brekhus) Kellerman, and Hannah Kellerman. She is also survived by two sisters Leona (Dave) Boisjolie, Fargo, ND and Lorna (Doug) Lawyer, Grand Junction, CO and three sister-in-laws: Esther Griesbach, Fargo, ND; Eleanor Griesbach, Arthur, ND;  Marilyn Griesbach, Edmore, ND. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; 6 brothers- Verner, Bill, Bob, Pete, Kenny and George and 1 sister, Erna. Funeral and burial were held at Canaan Moravian Church on Tuesday, August 31 with arrangements entrusted to Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred and Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.


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  1. Brandon Miller says:

    Fargo North Dakoa On behalf of the Miller family, our thoughts and prayers go out to Don and the rest of the Kellerman family.

    I was blessed enough to spend many years living across the street from Esther and having her as my babysitter. She was such a great and caring woman, full of faith and very patient (especially with us young kids running around!). She truly felt like my third grandma, and she will be greatly missed.

  2. David R. HOffman says:

    Bismarck North Dakota
    Dear Don and family, My deeoet sympamthy to you and your farmily, many great memories of Esther , My heart goes out to you and your farmily. I remember Esther as a sunday school teacher very well. She will be missed by family and friends but allways keep here close to you heart. I do have to say i loved to here here how much she loved to here the organ on sunday mornings she allways told me how much she loved hering the old songs. You are in my thought s and prayers. David HOffman

  3. Debi Kirsch(daughter of Delores & Ralph Kluth) says:

    Fargo ND
    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Wife & Mother. Esther was a wonderful lady & my Mother (Delores Kluth..neighbors from your apartment in West Fargo) truly loved being friends with her & visiting with Esther. She will be greatky missed. Our prayers go out to you & your family.

  4. Greg and Lory Hellman Family says:

    Sheffield IAOur thoughts and prayers go out to Don and family at this time of loss. Esther was a fun and good neighbor to us from 1997-2004

  5. Tom, Sandee, Tyler, & Ashley Drewry says:

    Davenport ND
    Our deepest sympamthy for all of you. We will miss Esther greatly. We all have very fond memories of her over the years. She was very much a part of our lives for the numerous years that she watched the kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Mark Griesbach says:

    London UKTo the Kellerman Family,

    My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. It is difficult to lose someone you love and care for. Remember you have each other to help you through this difficult time. Keeping Esther in your hearts and memories will share the joy she brought to everyone. God bless you all and you are in my prayers.

    Mark Griesbach

  7. Whitney Brag says:

    Kindred ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kellerman family – Esther will always be remembered for her loving care she showed to everyone! I have countless memories of Esther and thankful that she impacted my life when I was younger.

  8. Molly Backhaus says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kellerman family.

    Esther had the opportunity to babysit my sisters and I many years ago. We have many fond memories of being with her. She always had fresh vegetables from the garden for us to eat and homemade applesauce in the fall. I do also remember getting time out for calling names. And every fall we went and had turkey dinner at the church. It was just not any turkey dinner to us it was “Esther’s Turkey Dinner”. She truly loved and cared for all the kids, and was like a grandma to us. What a great lady! She holds a soft spot in our hearts.
    The Brag Girls

  9. Susan Davidson says:

    Circle Pines MN
    Cheryl and Kevin,
    My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Susan Davidson

  10. Keith & Tammie Yapp and Family says:

    Sartell MN
    Our heartfelt condolences to the Kellerman family. We trust that the knowledge that Esther is with God and at peace will provide you comfort and solice during this difficult time. Our family will keep you all in our prayers. Rest assured that you will one day be re-united with Esther in heaven.


    The Yapp Family

  11. Doug & Laura Solt says:

    Sartell, MN
    We wanted to send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loving wife, mother & grandmother. The memories you have will help carry you through this rough time and for days and years to come. She touched many lives throughout her lifetime and for that she will always have a place in someone’s heart and will never be forgotten. Now Jesus will take care of her until one day you meet again.

    God Bless You All,

    Doug & Laura & Family

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