Esther A. Myerholtz, 97, of Oak Harbor, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor.
She was born April 9, 1910, in Rocky Ridge, Ohio, to August and Marie (Hammelman) Deininger. On August 1, 1934, she married Albert Myerholtz in Oak Harbor; he preceded her in death in 1982.
Esther was a homemaker and a dedicated Christian, a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Elliston, Ohio, where she had been an active member of the United Methodist Women, and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Happy Hobby Garden Club, and Riverview Auxiliary. She attended college in Bowling Green, and taught country school at Limestone School for five years, until her marriage. Esther touched the lives of many as a farm wife and mother, elementary school teacher, Sunday School teacher, community volunteer, gardener, and shut-in visitor.
Esther is survived by her sons, Melvin (Kathryn) Myerholtz of Castalia, and Lowell (Helen) Myerholtz of Gibsonburg; daughters, Elaine (Melvin) Mylander of Oak Harbor, and Karen (Dennis) Dewitz of Sylvania, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two grandchildren; sisters, Sophia Schott and Lillian Schiller; and brothers, George, William, and Henry Deininger.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Saturday, in Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. There will be visitation from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, in Zion United Methodist Church, Elliston, Ohio, with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery, Graytown, Ohio.
Memorials for Esther may be directed to Zion United Methodist Church, the Riverview Auxiliary, and the Oak Harbor Public Library. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.
Esther's family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to her relatives, friends, fellow church members, garden club members, and the staff of Riverview Healthcare Campus for their kindness, compassion, and care extended to her.