Esther Windschitl

Esther Windschitl age 75, of Comfrey, MN, died on August 7, 2022, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center, St. James.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Friday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 4pm at the funeral home on Thursday.

Funeral Service will be held at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth, on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl.

Interment will be at Japanese Martyrs Catholic Cemetery in Leavenworth, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Esther was born on September 23, 1946 in Sleepy Eye, MN the daughter of Clement & Hilda (Domeier) Hoffman. She attended District #28 country school in rural Sleepy Eye. Esther was united in marriage to Marvin Windschitl on October 31, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple made their home and farmed in Mulligan Township. Esther was a member of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth where she was active in the CCW and Christian Mothers. She enjoyed flowers, playing cards and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin of Comfrey, sons, Roman of Mankato, Leon (Denise) of Worthington, son-in-law, Tim Anderson of Comfrey, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, son-in-law, siblings, Rosemary Franta of New Ulm, Chucky (Violet) Hoffman of Aurora, CO, Paul (Eileen) Hoffman of Hanska, sisters-in-law, Doris Hoffman of Searles & Rhony Hoffman of New Ulm. Esther is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters, Marie Windschitl & Monica Anderson, brothers, Pat & Clem and brother-in-law, Cletus Franta.