Esther M. Garnhardt, age 76 of Redwood Falls, passed away on September 21, 2020 at Carris Health-Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 from First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls, with burial to follow in the Crestlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls.
Esther was born to Clarence and Laura (Sutton) Odell on September 10, 1944 in Birch Coulee Township in Renville County. She attended Wabasso Schools. Esther married Marvin Garnhardt on May 9, 1964 at the New Avon United Methodist Church rural Wabasso. Together they made their home on the family farm and together, farmed for 38 years. Esther was a member of United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. She was known for her sewing and upholstery work for 50+ years.
Esther is survived by her 4 boys, Mike Garnhardt of Fort Ripley, Andy (Annie) Garnhardt of Redwood Falls, Ben (Hollie) Garnhardt of Andover and Tim Garnhardt of Redwood Falls. Also survived by 12 grandchildren-Hunter, McKenna, Caitlyn, Brandin, Bailey, Jonah, Kendall, Austin, Madison, Beau, Jaydon, and Emma. 5 great grandchildren-Cade, Carson, Sofia, Laynee and Raegin. Surviving siblings are Jean (Neil) Krick of Blaine, Clifford (Loretta) Odell of Vance, Alabama, Ruth Strey of Buffalo Lake, and Clinton (Linda) Odell of Fridley. Esther is preceded in death by her husband, Marv and sisters, Irene and Betty.