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Esther Gauger

April 17, 1933 — December 26, 2019

Esther Louise Gauger 86, of Minonk passed away on December 26, 2019 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minonk. She was born on April 17, 1933 in Rural El Paso the daughter of Samuel and Ruby (Hamilton) Walters. She married John A. Gauger Jr. on March 29, 1950 in Wolcott IN. He preceded her in death on December 17, 2002.
Esther is survived by 1 daughter: Karen (Larry) Schmitt of Tonica; 1 son: Gary (Teresa) Gauger of El Paso; 3 grandchildren: Lacy (Ryan) Orabutt; Neil (Becky) Gauger; Anna (Chris DeJaynes) Gauger and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son: George, 1 great-grandson, 1 brother and 1 sister.
Esther worked for Caterpillar in Pontiac as a machine operator for many years. She was a member of the VFW auxiliary in El Paso and the UAW Campers Club.
A visitation will be held on December 30, 2019 from 12 - 2pm at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Funeral service will follow at 2pm. Pastor John Krug will officiate the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at Memorial contributions may be directed to OSF St. Francis NICU.


DEC 30. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

Funeral Service

DEC 30. 2:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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