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Esther Johanna Tarangle

July 28, 1924 — October 15, 2023

Esther Johanna Tarangle


A long life of service and an unwavering faith in her relationship with Jesus tells those who loved her that Heaven was her goal and her destination. Esther Johanna Tarangle, 99, of Niles, Michigan, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023.


Esther was born on July 28, 1924, in Saint Helena, California, to Frank and Johanna (Hermandorfer) Pavla. At the age of nine, Esther was taken in by Irving and Agnes MacKenzie where she remained until she attended Monterey Bay Academy followed by Nursing school at Pacific Union College.


Esther is preceded in death by her parents, her foster parents and her foster sisters, Leona Neal and Helen Matheson. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Steven Tarangle who passed on September 20, 2021.


She is survived by her daughters Stefanie (Bob) Hile; and Alana Gonzalez. She is also survived by her former son-in-law, Elvin Gonzalez and her grandchildren, Andre Hile; Vova Hile; Amante (Ashera) Gonzalez; Talisa Gonzalez; Brandi (Derek) Caldwell and family; and Bryan Bradley and family. Cindy and Jeana Botimer, who were loved like a daughter and granddaughter. Esther is fondly remembered by her nieces, Janet Pagendarm; and Joan Comendan; and her in-laws, Dolly Revega; and Tim (Myrna) Tarangle; and Georg (Regina) Nusser, a cousin from Austria.


Esther spent her last 20 months residing with the Jeremy and Lori Loucks family. She will be missed deeply by each one of those who had the privilege to know her.


Services will be held at Allred Funeral home in Berrien Springs, MI on Friday, October 20, 2023. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm and the service will follow at 2:00 pm. Internment at Rose Hill Cemetery will follow the service.


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