Esther Kara, 95, of Barnesville, MN died on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at ValleyCare and Rehab in Barnesville, MN.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville presided by Father Todd Arends.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barnesville.  

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Wednesday.

Esther Marie Kara was born on December 8, 1924, to Daniel and Katherina (Kasauka) Maier near Mound City, South Dakota.  She was the youngest of five brothers and six sisters.  At the age of 17, she moved to Fargo and worked at Armor Packing Plant in West Fargo for several years.  

In 1945, she married Frank Kara in Barnesville, MN at the Assumption Catholic Church.  They made their home in on a farm near Wolverton, MN and had five sons:  Anthony, Curtis, Timothy, Frank Jr, and Jeffrey.  Esther and Frank farmed near Wolverton, MN until 1967.  They moved into Barnesville and went to work at the school.  Then went to work for West Central Turkey’s in Pelican Rapids for 25 years, retiring in 1992.  They then lived on Lake Lizzie for many years until moving to Barnesville following Frank’s death in 1994.  

Esther is survived by her children: Curtis (Patty) Kara of El Reno, OK; Timothy (Sue) Kara of Barnesville; Frank (Mary) Kara of Barnesville; Jeffrey (Roxanne) Kara of Barnesville; 11 grandchildren: Tony Kara Jr, Tommy Kara, Lee Kara, Tina Kara, Cory Kara, Tammy Rambow, Angie Geiger, Jamie Connell, Chris Kara, Kayla Holton and Erin Kara; 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, son Tony Kara and daughter-in-law Bev Kara and 11 siblings.  

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