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Esther Wolkow-Biesterfeld

Esther M. Wolkow-Biesterfeld, 94, of Grant Park, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at her home.

She was born December 11, 1924, in Monee. She was a homemaker, and she loved quilting and baking. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crete, Zion’s Ladies Aid, and the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary.

Mrs. Wolkow-Biesterfeld is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (the late Richard) Ernst of Bradley and Jeanne (Jerry) Wolkow-Stack of Chebanse; four grandchildren, Brian Ernst, Karen (Kevin) Cosmen, Lauren Olson and Noah Stack; two great-grandchildren, Jude and Blair Olson; a brother, Ervin (Mary) Kannberg of Peotone; a daughter-in-law, Janice (Vic) VanHorn of Arizona; a special niece, Myrna Mueller of Beecher; a caregiver and friend, Elsie Siebert of Grant Park; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbert Wolkow; her second husband, Elmer Biesterfeld; two sons, Wayne Wolkow and Roger D. Wolkow; a grandson, Christopher R. Wolkow; and her parents, Otto and Meta Behrens Kannberg.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crete, with Pastor Lon Kuether officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Crete. Pallbearers were Brian Ernst, Kevin Cosmen, Noah Stack, Randall Bettenhausen, Vic VanHorn and David Kannberg. Memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Sign the guestbook at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com.

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