Esther V. Shelden, 98, of Brookings, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at The United Living Community in Brookings. Funeral services will be held at at First Lutheran Church in Brookings. Visitation will be from at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings.
Esther Viola Isackson was born on February 8, 1917 in Brookings County, SD the daughter of Martin and Mary Louisa (Lee) Isackson. She received her education in rural school in Medary Township and also attended Brookings High School. She was united in marriage to Harold W. Shelden on September 28, 1935 in Brookings. After their marriage, they farmed in Brookings County until their retirement in 1997. Esther and Harold wintered in Texas for 35 years until 2010.
Esther was a baptized and a lifelong member in the First Lutheran Church in Brookings. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, baking, square dancing with the Circle and Swing Club and traveling with their friends in the Ring Neck Winnie Traveling Club. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Dorothy (Vernon) Wendt, of White, SD; seven grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son, David; one grandchild, Randy; one brother, Louis and one sister, Martha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com