of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Flint, Saginaw, and Rochester Hills, age 81, died Monday, December 10, 2018 at her home in Chelsea. She was born April 9, 1937 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Morris C. & Rita V. (Wiggins) Cummings.

Esther graduated from Flint Technical High School in 1955. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Rochester before moving to Chelsea, and was currently a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Chelsea.

On November 2, 1957, she married Richard Kuelske, and he survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Barbara Rubin of AZ, Kathy McVeigh of FL, Jeannine (Kevin) Canze of Rochester Hills, Andi (John Luther) Philippe of Chelsea; 8 grandchildren, Ethan Canze, Jessica Rubin, Bradley Rubin, Brenna Rubin, Aidan McVeigh, Alana McVeigh, Yves Philippe, and Indigo Philippe; a great-granddaughter, Elsie; a sister, Marion Cummings of Flushing; and a sister-in-law, Patty Cummings. She was preceded in death by her brother, Cecil Cummings.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Chelsea, with Rev. Daniel Pezzica officiating.  Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw. The family will receive friends at the church from Noon - 2:00 before the funeral.  Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1515 S Main, Chelsea, MI 48118 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements wee entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.


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