Esther Marie Totsch

Oct 17, 1931 - Sep 08, 2020

Esther Marie Totsch

October 17, 1931 - September 08, 2020


Esther Marie Totsch, age 88, of Quincy, IL, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Esther was born October 17, 1931 in Bloomfield, IL, the daughter of John and Helen Woodworth Hamilton.

Esther graduated from Gem City Business College and went on to work at T.H. Bueter's Baking Company. She was later employed in the office of Niemann Foods for over 30 years, until her retirement. Esther was a gentle souled person to anyone she met. She was a member of Lutheran Church of St. John in Quincy.

Survivors include: a daughter, Nancy Totsch of Quincy; beloved son in law Kirk Duesdieker of Quincy; four grandchildren, Christopher (fiancée Suzanne Wear) Duesdieker, Nicole (Scott Emerick) Duesdieker, Sara (Will Mitchell) VanBlair, and Tyler (Danielle Sutton) VanBlair, all of Quincy; seven great grandchildren, Jameson Emerick, Zach VanBlair, Harley VanBlair, Andrew Stieker, Faythe Kelley, Makynzee VanBlair, and Mikayla Sutton; a sister Viola Todd of Mt. Vernon, IL; two brothers, Lee and Bill (Rhonda) Hamilton both of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Cindy Duesdieker, a brother John T. Hamilton, and two sisters, Betty Lewis and Alva Barnes.

Services: A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 am in the Lutheran Church of St. John in Quincy with Rev. Steve Hayden officiating. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend this service.

A private burial will take place at a later date in New Providence Cemetery in Ursa, IL.

Memorials: Lutheran Church of St. John

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:00 am
Lutheran Church of St. John

3340 State Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301

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