She was born to Emma (Strausbaugh) and Edward Weithman Dec. 17, 1920, in New Washington, Ohio. She graduated from New Washington High School in 1939; moved to the Norwalk area in 1956, and worked for Norwalk Furniture, training new employees and sewing from 1956 until her retirement in 1986.
Esther was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and she enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo, crocheting scrubbies, and baking, as well as supporting her grandchildren’s sports. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2743, in Norwalk, and served as secretary for the Firelands Computer Club.
Esther is survived by her children, Jim “J.T.” (Ilene) Tracht and Thomas (Paula) Tracht, both of Norwalk, and Rosetta (Bob) Johnson of Lewis, Colo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior W. Tracht in 2002; siblings, Anne Phillips, Mary Niedermeier, Joseph Weithman, and Edward Weithman.
At Esther’s request, there will be no visitation or services. Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.
Memorials may be made to Norwalk Memorial Home Activity Fund, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.