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Esther Harrington

June 7, 1940 — January 7, 2022

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Esther Harrington

Esther M. Harrington

June 7, 1940-January 7, 2022

Esther M. Harrington, 81, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN.

She was born June 7, 1940 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Roscoe Switzer and Mildred (Gibson) Switzer.

A resident of the area since 1952, Esther was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Rolling Prairie, the American Legion Auxiliary, New Carlisle, the National Letter Carriers Asso., and the Union Mills Alumni. Esther was a national and international traveler for the last twenty years. She loved spending her winters in Texas with her husband. She loved music and dancing and even played the accordion. Above all else, though, was her family, who she enjoyed spending time with more than anything.

On July 18, 1981, Esther married the love of her life, Marvin Harrington, who survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Jackie Blaze of New Carlisle, IN; son, James (Annette) Pearish of Fish Lake; two step-daughters, Roxanne (Chris) Brimhall of Edwardsburg, MI, Connie (Doug Little) Harrington of Dowagiac, MI; step son, Donald (Karen) Harrington of Mishawaka, IN; sister, Donna Rhodes of Niles, MI; Aunt Alice Young of Warsaw, IN; 16 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Michael Switzer and her son-in-law Michael Blaze.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends from 5:00 - 6:00, Thursday, January 13, 2022, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 6:00 p.m, with Pastor Bob Vale, 1st United Methodist Church, officiating. Cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be made in Esther's honor to the VFW in Rolling Prairie or the American Legion in New Carlisle.

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