A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Chapel of Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown with the Rev. Dr. Rick Brewer officiating. Innichement will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Relatives and friends may call at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials if desired may be directed towards Marquardt Hospice or to the charity of one’s choice. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
The former Esther Smith was born on April 10, 1922 in Watertown the daughter of George and Esther (Merath) Smith. Esther was the adopted daughter of Roscoe and Lyla Conklin. She was a 1940 graduate of the Watertown Senior High School. On November 19, 1949 she married Boyd A. Flater at the Watertown Congregational Church. He preceded her in death on Sunday, March 19, 2000. Esther was a member of the Watertown Moravian Church.
Esther is survived by two daughters, Esther Ann Flater of Lake Mills and Karlyn (Rick) Harris of Lombard, IL, two granddaughters, Jennifer Harris and Brianna Harris, a brother George (Kathy) Smith of Oconomowoc, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Esther was further preceded in death by her parents and adopted parents, a brother Clarence Smith and a sister Evelyn Eck.