Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Sibley, with Rev. Larry Laskie officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. Friday until time of service at the United Church of Christ Congregational.
Burial will follow at the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.
Esther Augusta LaCour was born Sept, 14, 1908, in rural Sibley. She passed away on Monday, July 28 at Country View Manor in Sibley. Her parents were Fred and Laura (Kruger) LaCour. She grew up on the farm south of Sibley and attended Country School Holman No. 15.
She married Leonard Rose on Feb. 15, 1928, at which time they moved to the farm south of Sibley where they resided until she moved to Sibley in November of 1994. To this union, two children were born, Betty J. of Huntsville Texas and Robert L. of Spencer.
She was a typical farmer's wife, doing the daily chores, feeding and caring for the chickens and helping with the milking. She was an active member of First Congregational Church in Sibley where she taught a Sunday School Class for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Laura LaCour; her husband, Leonard; her brother, Charles; son-in-law, Bob Elvin; and granddaughter Jonee Rose Broughton.
Esther is survived by her brother, August LaCour and wife, Phyllis of Sibley; daughter, Betty J. Elvin of Huntsville, Texas; son, Robert L. Rose and wife, Kayleen of Spencer; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A complete obituary and online registry will be available at: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.
The Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley is handling arrangements.