Esther M Vlasak

August 9, 1925 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Esther Vlasak Obituary

Esther M. Vlasak, age 98 years, of rural Elroy, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on August 9, 1925 to Christen and Christina (Petersen) Thonesen at home in the Town of Glendale, Monroe County and graduated from the Kendall High School in 1943.

Esther was united in marriage to Adolph Vlasak on April 7, 1945 at the Federated Church in Kendall.  They were lifelong residents of the Town of Glendale, where they dairy farmed for many years.  Esther also worked for Monroe County Finance, the Brandau Sale Barn in Kendall and as a cook at the Country Style Cookin restaurant in Hillsboro.  Adolph preceded her in death on December 4, 2013.

Esther loved family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She enjoyed her country life, working on the farm with her husband; baking, cooking, gardening, card clubs and traveling.  She was a member of the Helpful Homemakers Club and the Red Hat Club.

Survivors include her children, Barbara (Edward) Tomlinson of Castle Rock, Colorado, Roger (Cheryl) Vlasak of Janesville, Rebecca (William) Sheridan of Durham, Connecticut, Steven (Laura) Vlasak of Elroy and Shelly Edwards (Nick Buhr) of Green Bay; 13 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Joyce Thonesen of Kendall.

In addition to her husband, Adolph; she was preceded in death by her Parents; 3 infant daughters; daughter, Donna Downing and son-in-law, Richard Downing; daughter-in-law, Sherry Vlasak; granddaughter, Erin Tomlinson; grandson-in-law, Roger Matson Jr. and siblings, Dora Thonesen, Mildred Wille, Ada Johnson, Alma Buchal, Harry Thonesen and Earl Thonesen.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Elroy, with Rev. Jill Nowlen officiating.  Burial will be in the Elroy City Cemetery.  A time of visitation will be on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy from 2 to 5 p.m. and at the Church on Monday starting at 9:30 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church in Elroy or the Kendall Public Library.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Hospice Touch in Tomah for their wonderful care provided to Esther.

The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting with arrangements.

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December 3, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Picha Funeral Home
1600 Academy Street P.O. Box 7
Elroy, WI 53929

Funeral Service
December 4, 2023

10:30 AM
United Methodist Church - Elroy
204 Royall Drive
Elroy, WI 53929


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