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Esther Anne Brake Lageman

Service Date: April 21, 2021
Visitation Info: St. Henry Church
Interment Info: Mother of God Cemetery
Service Info: St. Henry Church
Service Info

Esther Anne Lageman (nee Brake), 97, of Erlanger, KY, passed away peacefully at her home, on Saturday, April 17, 2021 surrounded by her family. Esther was the devoted matriarch and homemaker of the Lageman family and she was the cafeteria manager for Lindeman Elementary for 18 years.

Additionally, she was the founder of Primetime Seniors at St. Henry Church, a member of the Stringtown Quilt Guild, the Father Bealer Knights of Columbus, Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary, and the Altar Society. Her fondness for quilting led her to help with the St. Henry Altar linens and the 125 Year Anniversary quilt.

Esther was preceded in death by her Parents, William and Martina Brake; her husband, Urban J. Lageman; her siblings, William and Richard Brake, and Angela Wilmhoff; and her grandson, Jacob Vest.

She leaves behind her children, Daniel (Darlene) Lageman, Paul (Sandy) Lageman, Roseanne (James) Sutter, Nancy (Richard) Soper, James (Kathy) Lageman, Catherine (Jeff) Kellerman, Robert (Cindy) Lageman, and Patricia (George) Vest; and her siblings, Marcella Brake Schwartz, Lucille (Dave) Brake Cummings, and Joseph Brake.

Esther also leaves behind her 25 beloved grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Esther will be on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 3:30PM-6:00PM at St. Henry Catholic Church in Erlanger. Mass of Christian Burial for Esther will follow the visitation at 6:00PM at the church.

Mausoleum Entombment at Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia, KY.

Memorial contributions to: St. Henry Church 3813 Dixie Hwy. Elsmere, KY 41018; or St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Dr., Erlanger, KY 41018.

To leave a condolence or share a story about Esther, please visit:

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

St. Henry Church

3813 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, KY 41018
Phone: (859) 727-2035
6:00 pm

St. Henry Church

3813 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, KY 41018
Phone: (859) 727-2035

Mother of God Cemetery

Address: 3125 Madison Ave Latonia, KY 41015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Esther Anne Brake Lageman


So sorry for your loss

Our prayers and thoughts are with your families at this difficult time. May Esther Rest In Peace.

Sorry for your loss

So sorry for you loss. Prayers for the entire family. Melanie Dedden


Our sympathy & prayers to the entire Lageman family.
Cathy, always loved your stories about you mom!
She was one strong lady! Know you will have great memories,
especially all the girls and your quilting… Very special!
Love and hugs,
Ed and Judy Elders

Esther Lageman

I had the privilege of being Esther’s roommate when we traveled to Italy in 2009. Both of us were widows so we came together by chance! We were very compatible and enjoyed spending time together.She was the same age as my Mother, however she was very independent and capable to participate in every tour that we were challenged with. During that period I learned so much about St. Henry parish, as she and her late husband had been very active there. She was a grand woman who spoke her mind presented herself with class and dignity. I think I did get reprimanded once for enjoying a little too much wine! I truly respected her and always thought of her as a special friend! Who knows where we are able to share good times with great people unless we open ourselves to new opportunities! May she be received into heaven by her loving Father and be blessed with eternal life. Lovingly,
Angela Vasseur

Esther Lagemen

Sorry to here of Esther’s passing. May she rest in peace.
Evelyn Schulte