Funeral services were held on Feb. 18 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee., with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.
Esther was born March 11, 1907 at Willow City, N.D. to Emil and Anna (Ross) Schneider. She attended school in Willow City, and then graduated from high school in Pilger, Neb. She then attended Wayne State College and received her teaching certificate.
She taught school for two years until her marriage to Wayne W. Carson on June 30, 1927 at Council Bluffs. Esther had been a resident of Cherokee since 1985 and prior to this lived on a farm in Afton Township and had also lived in Pilger, Neb. for 27 years.
She was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Afton Book Club. She enjoyed golfing, dancing, playing cards, traveling, fishing and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne on July 17, 1987, a son Bill Carson on June 5, 2005, a great-grandson Garrett Carson, a son-in-law Donald Goodburn, two sisters Edna Carlson, Ann Tietgen and one brother Lloyd Schneider.
She is survived by one son and one daughter: Robert Carson and his wife Aleene of Waco, Texas; Leila Wolfe and her husband Dale of Cherokee; a daughter-in-law Patricia Carson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; one sister Helen Ollenburg of Fremont, Neb.