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Esther M. Stuedemann
Mrs. Esther M. Stuedemann, 94, of DeWitt, died early Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Esther Mae Stuedemann was born May 7, 1923, in Pekin, Illinois, to the late George and Bertha Long Schember. She was a graduate of Clinton High School. Esther married Elmer Stuedemann on July 2, 1944, in Clinton. The couple farmed and raised their family in the DeWitt area for 50 years, retiring in 1989.  Esther also was a secretary at Central Junior High School in DeWitt. Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1998.

She was a member of Emmaus Road Church in DeWitt. Esther was a former 4-H leader, a member of the Gideon Auxiliary, and volunteer at Westwing Place. She loved her family dearly and the time she would spend with her grandkids. 

Surviving are six children, Darrell (Barbara) Stuedemann of Omaha, Nebraska, Lowell (Juli) Stuedemann of Eldridge, twins Wayne (Nancy) Stuedemann of DeWitt, and Glenn (Terry) Stuedemann of Wykoff, Minnesota, twins Sharon Knudson of DeWitt, and Karen Stuedemann of Sycamore, Illinois; three foster children, Toni Buckley of Davenport, David (Shelly) Cogswell of Murphy, Texas, and Amy Long of DeWitt; 35 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Youngblut; a son-in-law, David Knudson; three grandchildren, Mark Stuedemann, Jacob Youngblut, and Crystal Anderson; five siblings, Rev. Luther Schember, Ruth Paysen, Helen Voss, Paul Schember, and Martin Schember; as well as two infant brothers.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Emmaus Road Church in DeWitt from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. A service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the church, with Pastor Paul Lang officiating. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.Pallbearers will be grandsons Tim Stuedemann, Cass Stuedemann, Dan Stuedemann, Eric Stuedemann, Loren Knudson, Nolan Knudson, Dylan Schmidt, Austin Schmidt, and Brennen Knudson.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com

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