Esther Margaret (Funk) Presser died Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Mont., where she had been a resident for the past 13 years. She was a month and a half past her 94th birthday.
She was born at home on the family farm near Hyrdo, Mont., a rural area near the Canadian border north of Chinook. Making a living on the homestead was difficult, so the family moved across country by wagon to farm near Larslan, which is north and east of Nashua. Crops were good for several years and then came drought and the Great Depression.
She longed to go to high school, so the...