Esther L. Lischer, 99 of New Athens, IL, born August 16, 1917 in Lenzburg TWP, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at The New Athens Home for the Aged. Mrs. Lischer was a homemaker and member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Daniel and Clara (Hager) Reinhardt, her husband, Delmar W. “Delly” Lischer whom she married on November 8, 1942 in St. Charles, MO and who died on August 22, 1992,, 2 sisters; Ruth Schlueter and Olinda Nuernberger a brother who died in infancy and her son-in-law Kenny Schneider
Esther is survived by her daughter; Linda Schneider of New Athens, 2 sisters; Corinne Albert and Doris Lischer, both of New Athens, special niece and nephews; Diana (Keith) Reuss of New Athens, IL, Randy (Michelle) Lischer of Addieville, IL and Bruce Lischer of New Athens, IL. She is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens.
Visitation; Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL
Funeral; Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Gardens Mausoleum in Belleville, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens is in charge of arrangements.