Esther passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac, with her loving daughters by her side. She was Born in Tremont Illinois, to Ernest and Vernice Fairbanks.
Esther was married to Julius Goldamer for more than 40 years, and resided in Hartford Michigan, until he passed away. Later, moving to Miller Court Senior Housing in Paw Paw Esther retired from Sundstrand Corp. in 2003, do to being disabled in an auto accident which allowed her to find her true passion in being a Hospice and Home Health Care Volunteer. She was a faithful and proud member of New Day Church in Watervliet.
Esther is survived by her daughters, Sharon(Kirk)Daniel and Shirley(Ron)Vance. Grandkids: Tammy(Derrick)Pence, Kimberly Smothers-Bowman, Jeffrey Painter, Angela(Mark)Persons, Melanie(Anthony)Cusentino, Cody, Bobby, Kevin, Miranda, and Amanda, Rachel(John)Hamilton, and Veronica Vance. Great Grandkids: Whitney(Robert)Whitmire-Howard, R.J Whitmire, Joshua(Melody)Heavin, Lauren(Andrew)Critchelow, Megan and Cody Bowman, Jacob and Kaylee Painter, Nicholas(Katie) and Jessica Lipp, Madison, Bradley, Anthony, Noah and Seth, Jon and Mason Hamilton, Chelsea, Ethan, and J.J. Light. Great-Great Grandkids: Isaiah and Lillyth Howard, Erza Heavin, and Emmy Painter. Sibling: Les(Sue)Fairbanks, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special Friends: Irene Glasgow and Margaret Teeters.
Esther was preceded in death by her Parents: Ernest and Vernice Fairbanks, Husband: Julius Goldamer, Son: Robert Petty, Siblings: Howard, Douglas, Herbert, Rayburn Fairbanks, Fern Fowler, and Ruth Watkins, and Great Grandson: Sean Hamilton.
Friends and family will be received at Adams Funeral Home, 502 W. Michigan Ave., on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9 am to 11 am. Funeral service to promptly follow, officiated by Pastor Scott Saylor, Of New Day Church. Interment will take place at a later date in North Shore Memory Cemetery, Coloma, MI. Luncheon will directly follow the funeral service at New Day Church, 416 Pleasant Street, Watervliet, MI.
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