Joe Estermann

July 25, 1924 - July 11, 2019

Joseph Deck Estermann, age 94 years, 11 months, and 16 days of Wellfleet, NE passed away July 11, 2019 at Linden Court.             

Joe was born on July 25, 1924 in Somerset, NE to Joseph Jacob and Jessie Joy (Hughes) Estermann.

Joe attended Rose Valley school in Somerset, and high school at the Nebraska State Agriculture School in Curtis. Upon graduating he returned to the family ranch at Somerset. He met Marlene Gibson through the Nebraska Rural Youth program and the two were united in marriage on January 8, 1961 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Platte.

Joe raised purebred Hereford cattle which his father had started. He had continued to ranch up until recently when his health deteriorated.   Joe was active in the Nebraska Hereford Association.

Traveling all over the world, especially following the family name was a passion of Joe’s. Taking the children on summer camping trips in different states was something to always look forward to.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene of Wellfleet; children, Teresa Ann (fiancé David Hewitt) Estermann of Ocilla, Ga, Deborah Jeanette (Randy) Weitzenkamp of Nebraska City, NE, and Joseph Daniel Estermann of Wellfleet, NE; grandchildren, Cassandra Jeanette (Miguel) Farfan-Weitzenkamp, and Bryan (Miranda) Weitzenkamp; great-grandson, Alexander Farfan-Weitzenkamp; sister, Dolores Kosmicki of North Platte; and in-laws, Kenneth (Beverly) Gibson of Geneva, Connie (Kim) Stewart of North Platte, Deloris Grauerholz of Sutherland, and Rodney (Carol) Gibson of North Platte.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant grandson, Brett Mitchell Weitzenkamp; and two brothers-in-law, Herman Grauerholz, and Al Kosmicki.

Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Reverend Bob Deardoff officiating. Burial will follow in the Morningview Cemetery near Wallace. Visitation will be noon – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

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