June 25, 1915 - December 14, 2013
Esther Amelia Emma Martens Sellen, age 98, of Dassel, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Emmaus Chapel in Emmaus Place, Litchfield. The interment will be held at Ellsworth Community Cemetery in rural Darwin. A visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service at the Emmaus Chapel in Emmaus Place in Litchfield. Esther was born to Marie Maahs and Joseph Martens on June 25, 1915, Ellsworth Twsp., Darwin, Mn. Esther was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran church, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. Esther married Dell Sellen on September 28, 1935. She served her beloved church as Sunday school teacher and many offices of the Ladies Aid. She volunteered and served her community in various organizations which included Meeker County Hospital Auxiliary President, 4H leader and Chairman of Home Extension. Esther excelled in homemaking skills and gardening, with a love of flowers and butterflies. She worked several summers at the Green Giant canning company. She was an avid doll collector. Her family fondly remembers her love of reading, fishing trips, walking and anything that included family gatherings. She was noted for her patience and her deep faith. It was a daily ritual to read her bible and the paper(from one end to the other). She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dell B. Sellen and her brother Roy L. Martens and her parents. She is survived by her daughters: Darlene Marie Lind (John D.) and Eileen Judith Esget(Leo O.); Six grandchildren- Mark Steven Lind (Kristen), Kari Beth Johnson (Thomas), Jason John Lind (Julie), Kathryn Marie Quast (Keith), Christopher Sellen Esget (Kassie), Emily Esther Esget. Eleven great grandchildren: Rachel and Jake Johnson, Anna, Marissa and Nathaniel Lind, Kelcey, Kamdon and Kyah Quast, Henrik and Wyatt Lind, James Julius Esget. She is also survived by nephews and many friends. Blessed be her memory.
Esther Amelia Emma Martens Sellen, age 98, of Dassel, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Emmaus Chapel in Emmaus Place, Litchfield. The... View Obituary & Service Information
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