Esther Ramirez, 70, of Imlay City, MI died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at home. Esther Contreras was born August 20, 1949 in Sandusky, OH. She was the daughter of the late Lino C. and the late Juana (Granado) Contreras. She married Ernesto Juan Ramirez in 1969 in Imlay City, MI. Esther worked for local farmers, local factories and was a housekeeper and did laundry for a local motel.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Marel) Pena of Imlay City, MI and Rose Paniagua of Imlay City, MI; sisters, Sylvia Contreras, Petra Contreras, Sanjuana Contreras and Barbara Contreras; and brothers, Francesco Contreras, Arthur Contreras, Florencio Contreras and Ruben Contreras. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Rosa Paniagua, Amanda Benegas, Alicia Pena and Isabel Pena; and by ten great-grandchildren. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Ernesto Ramirez; brothers, Juan Contreras and Angel Contreras; and her sister, Mary Martinez.

The funeral was held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. The Reverend Father Noel Cornelio officiated.

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