On Thursday, November 15, 2018, we lost our beloved Esther Rosanbalm, 82 of Great Falls. She passed at her home with her loving family by her side and supported by Hospice of Great Falls. Graveside Services will be held Monday, November 19th at 1:00 PM at Manchester Cemetery.
Esther was born in Terry, MT on November 20, 1935 to John and Caroline Schlecht Ruff. She married Jack Buckel for 25 wonderful years, at which time Jack passed away (1977). Esther would later remarry to Willard "Will" Rosanbalm on August 26, 1983 in Great Falls, a happy union that lasted 35 years.
Esther was proud to be a homemaker, finding comfort raising her family and being surrounded by a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include her loving husband, Willard; sons, Rob Buckel of Corona, CA, Greg (Dianne) Buckel and Tragg Buckel of Great Falls; daughter, Kim (Buckel) Moran of Renton, WA; sister, Emma (Ruff) Millet of Great Falls; brother, Joe Ruff of Great Falls; granddaughters, Mindy (Moran) Guzman, Michelle Buckel, Amanda Buckel; grandson, Robbie Buckel.
Memorials suggested to Peace Hospice of Great Falls.
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