Esther A. Fiedler
Esther A. Fiedler, 94, of Gretna, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. James Catholic Church in Kearney with Fr. Joe Hannappel officiating. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Prairie Center at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Memorials are suggested to the Josie Harper Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St. Omaha, NE 68124. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Services of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Esther was born December 9, 1918 in Pleasanton to Charlie and Martha (Roelle) Kirschner. She attended Prairie Bell School North of Pleasanton through 8th grade and then in Pleasanton. She married Bill Vokoun on April 18, 1939 and he passed away November 20, 1963. She then married Jacob Fiedler on August 9, 1966 in Pleasanton. They farmed in the Prairie Center area until moving to Kearney in 1984. Esther was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Prairie Center, St. Mary’s Altar Society where she served as Secretary, and the St. James Catholic Church in Kearney. Esther loved to have family time, bake, play cards, and sew. She had many friends in her farm communities of Pleasanton, Prairie Center, and Kearney.
Surviving relatives include Janet Oates of Gretna, daughters-in-law; Mary Miller of Grand Island, NE, and Jolene Kopf of Lexington, NE, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
Esther was preceded in death by 2 husbands Bill Vokoun and Jacob Fiedler, 2 sons Steve Vokoun and Bob Vokoun, 1 brother Leonard Kirschner, and 1 sister Erma Vacek.