Esther was born on Feb. 5, 1942, in Carroll and lived there before moving to Maple River. In 1962, Esther married Loren Leiting. They lived west of Arcadia where Esther worked as a homemaker.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson at infancy; and a sister at infancy.
She is survived by her children: Robert Leiting of Sac City, Judy (Kevin) Elliott of Spencer, John Leiting (Theresa) of Ankeny, and Brian Leiting of Carroll; grandchildren: Heather Kelley, Marie Ulrich, Amy (Justin) Simons, Holly Leiting, Stacie Leiting, Stephanie Elliott, Sean Elliott, Kairee Elliott, Britnie Leiting, Amanda Leiting, Elli Leiting, Tyler Leiting, Colin Leiting and Lindsey Leiting; four great-grandchildren; siblings: Jane (Paul) Wessling of Anita, Bonnie (Virgil) Onken of Lidderdale, Dorothy Hoffman of Virginia; Rita (Marvin) Bruch of Manning, Richard Broich of Des Moines, Phyllis (George) Wessling of Garner, Chris (Terry) Assman of Omaha, and Dennis Broich of Westside.