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Esther M. McCaulley

July 20, 1925 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 92)

Esther Marie McCaulley, 92, of Spring Valley, MN, formerly of Wykoff, MN, died on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Spring Valley Living Center.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Wykoff and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. 

Esther Marie Brock was born on July 20, 1925, in Webb, IA, daughter of Ernest and Marguerite (Miller) Brock.  She graduated with the class of 1943 from Webb High School, where she played on the girls’ basketball team.  On June 12, 1950, Esther married Arthur McCaulley in Coggon, IA.  To this union 3 children were born Jean, Judy, and Mike. 

She worked as an RN and alongside her husband on the farm. She was a loyal Lions Club member receiving several awards,  Later in life she worked in the Green Thumb Project in the Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff where she worked in the library, made many copies of papers for the teachers and helped any student who needed it.  Esther was an avid Beanie Baby collector, she enjoyed giving them out to her great gand-children and any other child who came to visit her.  She could always be found in the stands cheering on her children and grandchildren’s sporting events.  Esther enjoyed following sports so much she began following her friends’ grandchildren’s sporting events.  Esther loved music and dancing, especially waltz, polka, and square dancing.  She was a member of the White Water Twirlers, and helped to teach square dancing at the local schools.

Esther is survived by her children Jean (Steve) Olson of Spooner, WI, Judy (Paul) Frank of Spring Valley, MN, and Mike (Gwen) McCaulley of Fountain, MN; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Barb) Brock of Omaha, NE, and James (Doris) Brock of Alexandria, AR; and her sister Madeline (John) Rouse of Ayrshire, IA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur in 1996, grandson Brian, and brothers Duane and Derald.

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