Esther Muhlbeier of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the age of 87 years, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Muhlbeier. She leaves to cherish her memory her two children, Karen (Kent) Weiss and Greg Muhlbeier; one grandson Derek Weiss all of Airdrie; three brothers, Herbert Martin of Medicine Hat, Marvin (Mirijke) Martin of Calgary and Melvin Martin of Medicine Hat; three sisters-in-law Inez Muhlbeier of Medicine Hat, Olinda Haynes-Berkan of Regina and Doris Martin of Medicine Hat as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Bertha and Christian Martin; her husband Bill Muhlbeier, and one brother Ben Martin.
With much sadness the family announces the passing of our mother Esther Muhlbeier. She passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years on August 28, 2018. She is survived by her children, Karen (Kent) Weiss and Greg, and one grandson, Derek Weiss all of Airdrie, Alberta. She is also survived by siblings, Herb Martin, Marvin (Marijka) Martin, and Melvin Martin, as well as sisters-in-law, Inez Muhlbeier, Olinda Haynes-Berkan, Doris Martin, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Esther was born on a farm near Golden Prairie in January of 1931. She married William (Bill) Muhlbeier in 1950 and settled on the Muhlbeier family farm where they continued to reside until 1993. Esther loved working in the garden and spent much of her time doing the numerous duties expected of farmwives. Not only did she cook, bake, clean and tend to the family's needs, but also helped with more labour intensive duties on the farm. She was also an active member of the Golden Prairie Baptist Church for many years.
The couple retired to Medicine Hat in 1993. Esther dearly loved to visit and socialize with her many relatives and friends. Many a cup of coffee or meal was served at her table. She also was member at Temple Baptist Church.
With the passing of Bill in 2005, Esther remained in their house until 2011 when she moved to South Country Village. While there she continued to interact with as many people as she could. A positive attitude and empathizing with others was one of the many blessings that God bestowed upon her.
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church on Tuesday, from 12:30 - 1:25 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Temple Baptist Church (606 7th Street SW) on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Daryl Martin and Rev. Robert Findley co-officiating. A private interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Southern Alberta or to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Esther Muhlbeier.