Esther Mae Thieszen

Esther Mae Thieszen, 92, of North Newton, Kan., died April 28, 2023, at Kidron Bethel Village. 

She was born April 1, 1931, in Goessel, Kan., the daughter of Jacob G. and Katharina (Woelk) Klassen.

She graduated from Goessel High School and later received a degree from the Bethel Deaconess Nursing Program as a Registered Nurse. She specialized in geriatric nursing and worked as the director of nursing at various facilities throughout Kansas, Minnesota and Indiana.

She married Harold D. Thieszen on Sept. 18, 1953, at Goessel Mennonite Church. They were married almost 70 years.

She was a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; son Jon (Maurine) Thieszen of Lake City, Iowa; daughters Kathryn Thieszen of Kansas City, Mo., and Barbara (John) Thiesen of Newton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sister Ella Deines; brother Walter Klassen and an infant brother, Roline Klassen.

Memorial services were held at Bethel College Mennonite Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel College Mennonite Church or Bethel College.

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