Esther Louise Medlen Hutchings

Esther Louise Medlen Hutchings, 98, of Brandon Township died July 7, 2019.

Born in Blanchard, Michigan, she was the daughter of William C. and Gerda J. Anderson, and was pre-deceased by husbands Jesse Medlen and Vernon Hutchings, brother Oscar Anderson, and youngest son Justin Kirk Medlen.  She is survived by her son, Jesse Daniel Medlen of San Francisco; daughters Sigrid Grace of Rochester Hills, Laura Whatley of Durham, North Carolina, Sylvia Medlen of Ortonville; grandchildren, Elizabeth Medlen, John Grace, and Margaret Grace and three great-grandchildren.

Esther was a loving wife, a beloved mother, and a devoted educator. A graduate of Central Michigan University, her career spanned decades; she taught children in the Howell, Pontiac, and Brandon Township school systems.

She was a member of the Seymour Lake United Methodist Church and was interred in the Seymour Lake Cemetery on July 9.  A celebration of Esther’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE.

Remembrances may be made to the Brandon Township Public Library or to the Edna Burton Senior Center in Ortonville.  To send a condolence, go to

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