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Esther Grabenstetter

Esther Grabenstetter


Esther Grabenstetter, 93, of Valley City, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 in the New Dawn Retirement Center. Born April 24, 1924 in Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Mochko.

Esther retired from Buckeye Local School Systems after 30 years of service as the head cook. She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Valley City and in her spare time, she and Roy enjoyed playing golf, bowling and ballroom dancing.

A wonderful and loving mother and grandmother, Esther will be missed by her children, Gail (Jack) Nutter of Dennison, April Melrose of Medina, Ed Grabenstetter of Seville; sister, Mary Pipas of Chicago; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Esther was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Grabenstetter on July 14, 1994; along with two brothers; two sisters and her son-in-law, Glenn Melrose.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover.

Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Esther may do so by visiting the online obituaries at

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