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“Our hearts and payers go out to Esther Head's Family and her friends. We will miss her beautiful smile and lovely personality. With sympathy,...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ken & Pauline (Kirschnik) Christenson - WI

“To Eunice, Ken and Esther's children: Our sympathy and prayers are with you. Anytime a loved one moves on without us it is difficult and no words...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Bittner - Hilbert, WI

“Joanne thinking of you the time of need with the passing of your mother. Remember all the woonderful times you shared with her. Richard and Faye...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: richard and faye mrotek - kiel, WI

“My sincere sympathies for the loss of your Mother. My prayers go out to you and your family. Keep in mind she is with the Lord now, and is free of...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sheri Doege - Neenah, WI

“To the Family of Esther "When the Lord calls our loved one home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange." Hold on to you memories and let them...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Virgil and Sandra Vande Hey - WI

“To all my friends at Head Insurance, I never knew Esther, but it sounds like she lived life to the fullest and was a bleassing to those around her....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Steve Havey

“To the family of Mrs Head, I would like to offer my sincere condolances,and synpathy.May she rest in Heavenly Peace. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Joan LaFond - Hilbert, WI

“Marilyn and family Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Tony and Holly Olp ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Holly Olp


Esther M. Head, age 89, of rural Hilbert, died on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. She was born January 6, 1923 in Stockbridge, daughter of the late Douglas & Caroline (Goeser) Stevens. Esther worked as a telephone operator while attending Stockbridge High School; following her graduation in 1942, she began working for a short time at Kimberly Clark. Esther married Kenneth Head on October 11, 1945 at St. Marys of the Seven Dolors in Stockbridge, and the couple farmed together until their retirement and also operated Head Insurance from 1947 until 1985 when their son took over the operations. She was an avid fisherman who looked forward to sturgeon spearing every year; it provided her an opportunity to outshine all of the men in her life by spearing a fish before them. Esther was an incredible gardener who raised beautiful flower beds, and delicious fresh vegetables. Following the many harvests in the fall, she canned thousands of quarts of veggies throughout her life. Esther had a compassionate soul who worked hard and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Survivors include her husband: Ken; 3 children: Joanne (Harold) Pickart of St. Cloud, Tom (Alyce) Head of Hilbert, Marilyn (Dick) Giere of Hilbert; 9 grandchildren: Kathleen (Corey) Schmidt, Karen (Jeff) Peterson, Wayne (Kim) Bauer, Kari (Ric) Schultz, Wanda Bauer and her special friend, Jose, Ken (Jessica) Pickart, Paula (Greg) Schultz, Tracey (Dean) Hemauer, Pat (Tina) Head; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister: Eunice (James) Ecker; and 2 sisters-in-law: Etta (Alvin) Schumacher, & Myrtle Ortlieb. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister: Lorena Lancour. Funeral service will be at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.