Esther L. Rowland, 93, of Norwalk, formerly of Collins, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. She was born September 13, 1919 in Berlin Heights and was a graduate of Berlin Heights High School.
Esther was a homemaker and also served as a postal clerk for the Collins Post Office for 20 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Bunco Club and a Charter Member of the Townsend Firebelles and was their Treasurer for 35 years. Esther was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Norwalk.
She is survived by her three daughters, Betty Campbell of Wakeman, Judy Readman of Hilliard, Ohio, and Linda (Glenn) Johns of Norwalk; seven grandchildren, Brian Campbell, Kevin (Debbie) Campbell, Laura (Travis) Ramsey, Brittany Dodd, Megan (Greg) Palovchik, Chad Johns, and Adam (Stacy) Johns; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Merrick; her parents, Lewis and Sophia (Krieg) Kuhl; sister, Mildred Dalton; two brothers, Elmer and Arthur Kuhl; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn.
Friends may call Friday, January 18, 20013 at the Norwalk First United Methodist Church, 60 West Main Street, Norwalk, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. There will be an Eastern Star Service at 7 P.M. There will be visitation at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, January 19, 2013 followed by services at the church at 11 A.M. Reverend Gary Streiff will be officiating. Burial will follow at Collins Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Morman Funeral Home, Wakeman.
Online condolences may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Norwalk First United Methodist Church or Stein Hospice.