A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home for Esther Cheshire of Springfield. She died April 16 of age-related causes at age 86.Cheshire was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Askov, Minn., to Jorgen and Anna Lund Nielsen. She married Albert Cheshire on July 1, 1939, in Junction City.
She graduated from Junction City High School. She was a homemaker and worked as a meat wrapper at McKay’s Market in Springfield for 10 years.
Survivors include two sons, Jerome “Jerry” of Springfield and Wayne of Prineville; a daughter, Marilyn Gotter of Springfield; two brothers, Axel Nielsen of Seattle and Carl Nielsen of Junction City; three sisters, Marie Aasted of Junction City, Karen Louvring of Springfield and Evelyn Mishler of Albany; nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Her husband died Oct. 28, 1983.
Inurnment will be in Springfield Memorial Gardens. Remembrances to The Riley House in Junction City.