Wach, Esther R. (Behnke)Esther R. (Behnke) Wach, 95, Green Bay, peacefully transitioned to Heaven on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born on August 19, 1921, in Abrams to Charles and Alma Behnke.Esther graduated from Oconto Falls High School, Class of 1938. On May 10, 1941, she married Herbert Wach. Esther grew up on the family farm that shaped her work ethic, keeping a job until she was 86. She worked at Capelle's Gifts and Greenhouse for 30 years as a designer. Esther was one of the founders of the 218 Club and Al-Anon and proudly worked for many years helping countless families over the years. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, and volunteered her time whenever she could. Esther loved yard work and her John Deere tractor. She was a Green Bay Packer fan and was an original ticket holder, and also attended the Ice Bowl.Esther is survived by her two children, Ronald Wach and his wife, Delphine Richardson-Wach, and Carol Nighorn; grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe Soudant) Otte, Paula Ornsbee, Gunther (Kelly) Wach, David (Laura) Nighorn, Matthew (Marie) Nighorn; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Rovinski; many nieces and nephews, including Elroy Peters, and Carl and Marlene Peters, who loved her as a mother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; son-in-law, Dale Nighorn; daughter-in-law, Mary Pat Wach; brother, Elmer; and three sisters, Elsie, Clara, and Hattie.Friends may call at Grace Lutheran Church, 321 S. Madison St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 2. The Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 2 at the church with Rev. Julie Wrubbel-Lange officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to
.A memorial fund has been established in Esther's name.A special thank you is extended to the staff of Unity Hospice. The family also expresses their sincere gratitude to Pastor Julie for her support.