Esther Lorraine Kaucher

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Esther Lorraine Kaucher, age 93, of Centerville, Indiana, died Monday, November 5, 2018, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Esther was born October 12, 1925, on a farm near Coleman, South Dakota, to Nels Theodore and Olga Christine Nelsen Lindholm. She was a 1944 graduate of Wentworth High School in South Dakota and a 1947 graduate of Sioux Valley School of Nursing. Esther also served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. While in nursing school, she met James I. Kaucher, who was in Radio Maintenance School at Scott Airfield, at the USO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Esther and Jim were married on July 5, 1947, after she graduated. They relocated to Richmond, Jim’s hometown, before moving to Centerville in 1951. Esther worked in Public Health Nursing for six years before accepting a job at Reid Hospital. After retiring from Reid Hospital, she and Jim enjoyed traveling, including spending five weeks with their daughter, Becky and her husband in Anchorage, Alaska. Esther also loved spending time with her grandson and gardening. She volunteered in the clothing room at Circle-U Help Center until it closed and at the Centerville-Abington Senior Center until her health wouldn’t permit it any longer. Esther was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Blair of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Jeannie (Larry) Dunlap of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandson, Roger Dunlap of Indianapolis; extended family; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James Isaac Kaucher, who died in 1992; parents; and five brothers.
Visitation for Esther Lorraine Kaucher will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Faith United Lutheran Church, 4015 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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