Esther Kalmback Anderson 87

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Esther Kalmback Anderson, age 87, of Glendive, MT went to her heavenly home November 18, 2018 at the Glendive Medical Center.

Esther was born on July 19, 1931 in Olanda, MT to Art and Katy (Raab) Morast. She was the fourth child with siblings Melvin, Robert, Leona, Tillie, Lloyd, and Jerry. Esther grew

up north of Terry attending

country school through the

eighth grade. She attended Terry

High School for one year. Esther

and her sister, Leona, roomed together in

Terry waitressing at Young’s Café. She met John Kalmback at a local dance. They were married at the E.U.B. Church in Fallon on May 15, 1949. The couple made their home in Fallon where they farmed and ranched. They had two children, Gary (Cathy) of Fallon and Betty Lou (Ed) Miller of Glendive.

John passed away November 11, 1977. Esther moved to Glendive and worked as a waitress at the Jordan Café, Blue Room, and Twilite. She also worked at Fashion Island.

Esther married Norman Anderson November 8, 1991. They divided their time between her home in Glendive and Norm’s farm in Lindsay, MT. Norman passed away January 3, 2016. Esther entered the Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home in Glendive in February, 2016.

Esther’s passion was being a homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. She took great pride in keeping an immaculate house and always decorated for the holidays. One of her many hobbies included raising a bountiful garden for canning and pickling produce. Esther was an excellent cook best known for her German kuchen.

Esther instilled a strong work ethic in her children and education was very important to her. She was a proud Grandma attending each grandchild’s college graduation. The highlight of her day was a visit from family and friends or spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Esther’s is survived by her children Gary (Cathy) and Betty Lou (Ed); grandchildren

Kelly Miller of Denver, CO, Kyle

(Crystal) Miller of Craig, CO, Shayna (Jay) Phalen of Lindsay, MT, Layne Kalmback of Fallon, MT, and Garrett (Jenalyn) Kalmback of Billings, MT; great grandchildren Carson and Teya Miller, Caleb, Kade and Clay Phalen and Raegen and Mason Kalmback; sister and best friend Tillie Beckers of Plentywood, MT; sister-in-law Arlene Morast of Terry, MT; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brothers Melvin, Robert, Lloyd and Jerry Morast; sister, Leona Schwartz; and granddaughter Cheryl Ann Miller.

A visitation will be held at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Terry from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at the Evangelical Church of North America, 118 West Borden Street in Glendive at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 26, 2018, with a viewing prior to the service at 9:00 AM. Graveside service will follow at the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry at 2:30 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: