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Esther Wolven

October 9, 1934 December 8, 2017
Esther Wolven
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Esther Wolven, affectionately known as, 'Pumpkin,' by her husband, was a resident of Clawson for 60 years. She passed away on December 8, 2017 in Troy, Michigan at the age of 83. She was born on October 9, 1934 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Joseph Averso and Rose (maiden name: Giangolini). Esther graduated from New Castle High School back in 1954 and worked as a secretary with H & L Tool Company in Madison Heights. Esther loved Barbie Dolls, Beanie Babies and Shirley Temple Dolls and even belonged to the Shirley Temple Doll Club. She also had many favorite pastimes some of which included, cooking, baking, reading her favorite Amish stories, jigsaw puzzles, traveling to the family cottage in Prescott, MI and most of all the love and devotion she spent in caring of her husband and family.

Esther is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Gordon John Wolven. The couple was married on May 4, 1957 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clawson. Also surviving is her dear son, Gordon Jr.(Judith); dear grandchildren, Kyle (Sego) Wolven, Mia (Travis Shingler) Wolven; great-grandchildren, Kylie and William 'Billy and her brother ,Aneble (JoAnne) Averso. She is preceded in death by her son, Glenn who passed away in 2010; her parents, Joseph and Rose; siblings, Dominick, Susan Tatler, Augostino, Mary Bassett and Nancy Jones.

Funeral Information

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 2 P.M. until 9 P.M. at Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson, Michigan.

Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Gramer Funeral Home, Clawson, Michigan with procession following the funeral to Roseland Park Cemetery for burial.


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