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Aycock Funeral Home

505 South Federal Highway, Stuart, FL

OBITUARY

Esther M. Steigerwalt

July 28, 1938June 24, 2019
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Esther M. Steigerwalt, 80, of Stuart passed away at home on June 24, 2019. She was born in Camden, NJ and moved to West Palm Beach as a child. Esther graduated from Palm Beach High School. She was a highly regarded and valued employee of Tequesta Country Club for 42 years.

Esther had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel with her family. She would frequently jet off to faraway European destinations, the Florida Keys, Orlando and the beaches of Sea Isle City, NJ. Esther lived in a house divided by her two favorite football teams—Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins—but everyone knew she was a true Eagles fan.

Esther was preceded in death by her beloved husband, of 35 years, Robert Steigerwalt and her grandson, Walter Daniel Wunder III.

She is survived by her four children, Roy (Sharon) Doyle, Susan Doyle, Alice Doyle all of Jupiter and Lisa (Robert) Bharath of Stuart; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Diane (Jerry) Hawkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Esther was a cherished matriarch and steadfast friend. She believed in living life to the fullest and brought joy to all who knew her.

Services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 1pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Port Salerno with a reception to follow at Tequesta Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, The Council on Aging at the Kane Center, or Treasure Coast Hospice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

Esther M. Steigerwalt

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Eddie Alvarez

July 12, 2019

Dear Esther,
Thank you for all the fun family vacations and especially making my birthday special with your cheeseburger pie. I promise I will love and take care of your great-grandchildren, Aiden and Aaliyah, and my wife Jessica.
Love, Eddie
P.S. Tell Bob we're still playing UNO - no cheating allowed!!

Aiden Alvarez

July 12, 2019

Dear grandma,
Thanks for all the family dinners. Thanks for being my partner on all the scary rides at Sea World and all my cool Legos. Love you grandma
Love, Aiden

Aaliyah Alvarez

July 12, 2019

Dear grandma,
Thanks for all the fun family vacations. I will miss you my birthday buddy. I will buy two cakes to celebrate our birthday.
Love, Aaliyah

Edie Baranson

July 11, 2019

Dearest Esther, You may not be in the ladies locker room anymore, but you are not forgotten. Your spirit lives on!

angela ripplinger

July 9, 2019

She was a wonderful person so kind and loving.she treated me as if I were one of hers.rip my sweet lady.l

Rhonda Porretti

July 9, 2019

My deep and sincere condolences to the family. Esther had a light within her that shined brightly and you couldn't miss it, or the sparkle in her eyes. I'm grateful I got to see her this past November. My prayers are with you all. 🙏

Geri Gaynor

July 9, 2019

Esther was a great friend and a great neighbor as well. Sometimes we would sit for hours talking about just about anything that came up. She was always asking me to come with her to events at the Kane Center which I so much appreciated. From the first day I moved here she treated me like a friend. The hurricane Francis came and I was only living here two weeks. She drove me around to get supplies and made me feel much better. She cared about her family and friends, and there were lots of both. For 15 years I have tried to remember her family names, and finally this year I think I did it. How wonderful to have so many children, grandchildren and great children along with nephews and nieces. Christmas time at the Steigerwalt home was an experience to remember. Esther was the consummate professional when it came to decorating anything, including holiday décor. I loved coming over to see the displays go up, Bob doing outside and Esther doing inside. When I found out she was dying my heart sank because I knew I would be losing a true friend. I was deeply touched and honored to be able to stay with her during her illness and help her and her family. I will always have happy memories of our friendship.

Tom Priester

July 2, 2019

We were so saddened to hear about Esther's passing and it will never be the same without her at Tequesta Country Club. Her legend and legacy will always be with us and her smiling face and gracious service always on our mind. Was blessed to have known her and our thoughts and prayers are with Esther's friends and family at this time.

Bob Assfalg

June 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of my dear friend Esther. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this time.

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