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Esther M. Minder: 1941-2017


STREATOR — Esther M. Minder, 76, of Streator, passed away at 2:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Hagi & Baker Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Rory Christensen, of Central Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

She was born April 3, 1941, in Streator, to Edward and Ruby (Knudston) Slattery. She married James A. Minder on March 14, 1959, in Streator. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2008.

She is survived by her daughter, Shelly Minder, of Streator; a son, Brian (Kathey) Minder, of North Carolina; six grandchildren, Steve, Brian and Robert Stavroplos, Adam Roy, Victoria Minder and Brandon Spellious; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Mosell, of Streator; and several nieces and nephews, including her caregiver, Brenda Stimpert, of Streator.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters, Marge Osborn and Gloria Stevens.

She graduated from Streator High School.

She was a CNA, having worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and also at Paris Garter Factory and Opdykes in Streator.

She was a former member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and current member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

She liked knitting and sewing.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at

Hagi & Baker Funeral Home

205 High St., Streator, IL 61364


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