Esther Rose Trasak Bartachek Auld passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo, following a long illness. Funeral service was held at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine on Jan. 7 with burial in National Cemetery, Vining.
Esther was born Jan. 31, 1923, to Emil and Ella Kesl Trasak on their rural farm home, five miles southeast of Chelsea. Esther and her brother Leonard graduated from Salt Creek country school. In 1943, Esther married William Bartachek who preceded her in death. In 1984, Esther married Charles Auld. Local survivors include a son David (Julia) Bartachek of Swisher.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com under obituaries.