In memoriam

4.29.22 Issue

Esther Misle passed away on April 18, 2022, at age 98 in South Florida. Serivces were held on April 24, 2022, at Beth El Cemetery in Omaha and were officated by Rabbi Abraham.

She was preceded in death by husband, Henry; sister, Shirley and brother, Martin. She is survived by four children; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Esther grew up Jewish in a small Polish town. She was displaced for 10 years during WWII. Esther fought to survive during the Holocaust, working long days of manual labor to keep the whole family alive in a Siberian work camp until they were able to emigrate to Detroit in 1949. She met her husband Henry, a World War II veteran, and started a new life in Crete, NE, moving to Lincoln as the family automobile business continued to grow. They raised four children together.

Esther was a pillar of the Lincoln Jewish and secular communities and made entertaining seem effortless. She and Henry enjoyed a later retirement in Boca Raton, FL.