Esther Emma Drees
1916 - 2012



FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 30 NOV 1916
         Daykin, Nebraska
MARRIED: Carl SHOENBECK
         04 FEB 1940
DIED: 17 DEC 2012
         Fairbury, Nebraska



Esther Emma Drees the third child born to Gus and Mary Drees. Esther was small of stature all her life. Family histories record a story of a young Esther and her sisters accidentally locking themselves in an upstairs bedroom. Emma jumped from the window, landed well and freed her sisters from the locked room.

Esther married Carl Schoenbeck and they farmed near the town of Western, Nebraska. Esther's first three children died as infants, but her forth child grew to adulthood and had children and grandchildren of her own.

Esther enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning, rug-making and many other crafts.

Esther died at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury on December 17th, 2012. She was 96 years old. Her funeral was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Tobias, Nebraska on December 24th, 2012. Burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.


HUSBAND of Esther Emma Drees:
    Carl SCHOENBECK

     1910-1999

PARENTS of Esther Emma Drees:
    Gustav DREES
     1890-1976
    Maria STRUCKMAN
     1892-1983

CHILDREN of Esther Emma Drees:
   1. Sharon Marie SCHOENBECK

        1941-1941
   2. Joy Deann SCHOENBECK
        1943-1943
   3. Gaylen Leroy SCHOENBECK
        1945-1945
   4. Janice Nylene (BARTELS)



DREES FAMILY HOMEPAGE


References:
  The Drees Family Tree, Book II, by Elsie Spicer
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  1930 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  1940 U.S. Federal Census for South Fork, Saline Co. NE
  U.S. Social Security Death Index
  OBIT: Beatrice Daily Sun, 18 DEC 2012
  OBIT: Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home