Esther Marie Wheeler

February 24, 1917March 28, 2019

Esther Marie Wheeler, age 102 of Kingsley, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Munson Hospice House. Esther was born February 24, 1917 in Kingsley, MI to M.D. and Wilhemina (Eckstein) Baldwin, and was a resident of Kingsley. In 1938, she married Elmer E. Wheeler who preceded her in death in 1985. Esther was a lifelong member of the Kingsley Baptist Church, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and also tatting. She is survived by her daughters; Elamae Wheeler and Evelyn (Ronald) Knickerbocker, and her son Elmer Jr. (Mary) Wheeler. Also surviving are three grandsons, two granddaughters, and 2 great-granddaughters. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons; Leslie and James, and eleven brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 from the Kingsley Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Pastors Mike Brayton officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday beginning at 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., and continue on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery. The family would like to mention a special thank you to Dr. David Wilcox, Abigail Wilson, the Traverse City Webber Heart Unit A7, and Munson Hospice House for the loving care of mother. Memorial contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to Munson Hospice House or Kingsley Baptist Church.


  • Kingsley Baptist Church
  • Munson Hospice House


  • Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 1, 2019

Esther Marie Wheeler

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Connie Pangle

April 1, 2019

We will miss you Aunt Esther. Will always remember all of the good times we had over the years. We will always love you, and know one day we'll see you again. Give my folks a hug for us.