Esther Huebner


PAULDING -- Esther W. Huebner, 81, Paulding, passed away February 9, 2014, at 4:30 a.m. at the Gardens of Paulding.

She was born December 14, 1932, in Minster, Ohio, to Harry and Anna "Minnie" Wilhelmina (Klosterman) Rempe. On August 18, 1956, she married Leo L. Huebner, who preceded her in death on May 5, 1987. She was a wonderful mother, aunt, sister and friend. She had many jobs over the years, but the one she enjoyed the most was bookkeeping.

She is survived by a son, Michael, Paulding; three daughters, Lori (Alan) Vogel of Cardington, Ohio, and Beverly (Kevin) Hanenkratt and Amy (John) Kennedy, both of Paulding. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, in birth order, Benjamin Hanenkratt, Emily Hanenkratt Gorrell, Allyson Vogel Allison, Andrew (Megan) Hanenkratt, Adam Vogel, Sierra Kennedy, Kelsey Huebner, Luke Vogel and Evan Huebner; and three great-grandchildren, Zoe Kochel, Ella and Ryder Gorrell, and one on the way; two sisters, Ruth Rush of Kendallville, Ind., and Linda McDermitt, St. Marys, Ohio; and three brothers, Paul and James, both of St. Marys, and Thomas in South Carolina.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; two sisters, Marie Hobrock and Dorothy Delzeith; and a brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 14, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Paulding, with Father Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. February 13 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Visitation also will be one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, Gardens of Paulding activity fund or Masses. Online condolences may be sent to

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  • So sorry for your loss.  Since I don't live in the area anymore news is slow to reach me.  You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria Elliott-Bernadine.