GAYLORD - Esther Franke, 98, of Gaylord, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gaylord. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Gaylord.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church and one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Wednesday.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Franke of LaFarge, Wis. and Kenneth Franke of Gaylord; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Esther Bertha Minnie Boese was born on Oct. 8, 1915 in Sibley Township, Sibley County to William and Ernestine (Manthey) Boese.