Esther LeichtmanEsther Leichtman, 91, New Rockford, N.D., formerly of McHenry, N.D.
Esther Leichtman, 91, New Rockford, N.D., formerly of McHenry, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, under the care of Presentation Hospice, Carrington, N.D.
Esther Merrick was born June 16, 1918, at rural McHenry, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Schmoker) Merrick. She married Ralph Leichtman on July 3, 1937, in New Rockford. They ranched in eastern Eddy County, North Dakota, until they moved to New Rockford in 1985. He died Jan. 23, 1990. She moved to Heritage House, New Rockford, in January 2009. She entered Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in October 2009. She was a member of the Homemakers club, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Eagles Auxiliary, Red Hats, Golden Age and New Rockford Senior Center. She was also a 4-H leader. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, hardanger, tatting, embroidery, sewing, gardening and bingo.
She is survived by a son, Loyd (Joann), McHenry; a daughter, Joan (Dewey) Heckaman, New Rockford; a sister, Gladys Eller, Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Wilmet and Lowell; and a granddaughter, Amy Leichtman.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, New Rockford, with the Rev. Dale Emery officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Chapel, New Rockford.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
Burial: Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, N.D.
Online guestbook: www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com
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