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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Esther A. Wacker

  • Esther A. Wacker, 94, passed away at the North Kansas City Hospice, Kansas City, Mo., June 17, 2013.
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  • Esther A. Wacker, 94, passed away at the North Kansas City Hospice, Kansas City, Mo., June 17, 2013.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, at 2 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 with Father David McEvoy officiating.
    Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at the church.
    Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
    Esther was born June 1, 1919 in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Elmer and Lena Marie (Grundel) Hitzemann.
    She attended rural schools, graduating from Jarbalo High School in 1937.
    Esther married Francis Albert Wacker on February 24, 1941 in Leavenworth and was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband.
    Esther loved and enjoyed oil painting.  She and her husband enjoyed cruising on ships and traveling to many interesting places.
    She is survived by a daughter; Anita Breit and her husband Thomas of Savannah, Mo., a brother; Leonard Hitzemann and his wife Theresa of Ariz., a granddaughter Helen Jones and her partner Geoff Smith of Ravenwood, Mo., three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
    Memorials in her name may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic church or Immaculata High School.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent or to share a memory go to www.beldenlarkin.com

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