Esther SturgeonEsther Sturgeon, 97, Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Lincoln. Esther Johanna Koehn was born April 1, 1913, at James-town, the daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Ell Koehn.
Esther Sturgeon, 97, Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Lincoln.
Esther Johanna Koehn was born April 1, 1913, at James-town, the daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Ell Koehn. The family moved to Grand Forks, N.D., in 1954. She received a scholarship to attend Jamestown College, James-town, where she studied organ and piano. She married George Charles Sturgeon. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran, Jamestown, where she was church organist, choir member and choir director. She held offices in the North Dakota and National Federation of Music clubs and the Thursday Music Club, Grand Forks which awarded her the Gold Note Award for promoting an appreciation of the musical arts. She was North Dakota and national chairman of Folk Music. They assisted in the development of the International Peace Garden Music Camp and were accepted into the International Music Camp Order of Crossed Flags. They supported the United Lutheran Shalom Church Camp, Mentor, Minn. She enjoyed music and spending time at their summer cabin. He died in August 2001.
She is survived by three sons, George Dennis (Norma), Richard Ross (Pamela), and James William (Lori); six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Harlen Kaden officiating.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorials: to the charity of your choice.
Online guestbook: www.liskofuneralchapel.com
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