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Esther Nora Heisinger

Esther Nora Heisinger

Esther Nora Heisinger, 99, Mitchell, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab, surrounded by her family in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, September 19 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Wednesday with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

She was born December 9, 1913 in Sisseton, SD to George and Bertha (Clifgard) Fryer.

She was united in marriage to Ruben Thiele in 1933 and later to Anthony Heisinger in 1948.

She attended school in Wilmot, SD and was raised on her familys farm. She and her daughter moved to Mitchell in 1946. She worked for a short time in a factory during World War II that manufactured parts for the war effort. She later became a remarkable waitress working for the many well-known restaurants in Mitchell. The last being the Town House where she worked for over 25 years.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She loved gardening, doing crafts, playing Bingo and Aggravation and watching Johnny Carson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, four brothers: Hubert, Lyle, Roy and twin brother Lester Fryer, and 3 sisters Orcelia Gerber, Gladys Heuer, Beulah "Becky" Pemrick and son-in-law Donald Peart.

She is survived by her daughter Maxine Peart, four grandchildren Debra (Barry) Bennett, Kathy (Mike) Hansen, Jeffrey (Maureen) Peart and Julie (Mark) Granger, seven great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell, SD.