Esther M. (Ristau) Wonderling

Born: Sat., Jun. 11, 1932
Died: Wed., Sep. 2, 2020

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Esther M. Wonderling, 88, of warren, passed away on September 2, 2020 at her residence. Esther was born June 11, 1932, in Warren, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Daze Ristau. She worked at Sylvania for a time, and then worked in Home Health and the DHS, and some private nursing. Esther is survived by four children, Randy Reist, of Warren, Carol Collins (Steve) of Warren, Paula Cornelius (Terry Burke), of Florida and Delmar Ristau (Wendy) of Warren; one brother, Richard Ristau of N. Carolina; grandchildren, Richard Reist lll, Adam Ristau, Neil Ristau, Tina Cornelius, and Christopher “Scott” Cornelius; step grandchildren, Kim Anderson, Connie McNeal, and Ron Wonderling; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded by her first husband, Richard H. Reist; her second husband, Thad Wonderling; a son, Richard Reist Jr.; and eleven siblings. Service will be private and at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting

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Kim Marsh
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Aunt Esther was such a fun, caring, and supportive person. She made me laugh when I got to be around her and I have lots of Great memories of her. I’m sad that she is gone, but I am happy for her to be home with Jesus and to be reunited with so many loved ones.

Tracey T Hill
   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
I am sad to see that Esther has passed away. She had real spunk!!! We would cross paths and catch up on the family and her world, and I will miss that. Heartfelt condolences to all. She was a great lady!!!

   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
Please send any "In Memory Of" donations to Hospice, Farm Sanctuary in NY, ASPCA, your local Church or Humane Society. That was left out of her obituary.

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