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Esther L (Metzger) BlocherDecember 22, 1935 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 81)
Esther L. Blocher, 81, North Manchester, IN passed away at 4:54 a.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born December 22, 1935 in Wabash County, IN to Orville E. & Mae E. (Niccum) Metzger. On September 21, 1957 she married Billie G. Blocher. She was a homemaker, farmer's wife and retired from Heckman Bindery after many years of service. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Billie G. Blocher, North Manchester, IN; sons, Larry J. (Loretta) Blocher, North Manchester, IN; Loren E. (Brenda) Blocher, Akron, IN and Lynn A. (Wendy) Blocher, North Manchester, IN; daughters, Lorraine K. (Marlin) Spurrier, North Manchester, IN, Louise J. (David) Nordmann, North Manchester, IN and Leisa J. (Kris) Kerlin, North Manchester, IN; brothers, Max (Irene) Metzger, Silver Lake, IN and Wilmer (Janet) Metzger, North Manchester, IN; Sixteen grandchildren, six step grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, eighteen step great grandchildren and seven step great great grandchildren. One son, Lowell Blocher, four brothers, Leon Metzger, Eldon Metzger, Delmar Metzger and Mark Metzger, two sisters, Catherine Metzger and Leona Accord and one great grandchild are deceased. Family and friends may call Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and one hour prior to calling on Thursday. Services will be Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Larry Cripe and Richard Brovont will officiate. Burial will be in North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester, IN. For those who wish to honor the memory of Esther Blocher, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.