Esther Munson celebrated her 100th birthday Oct. 25 with family and friends at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Esther was born in Madelia and was the second youngest of eight children. She was raised on a farm next to Lake Hanska where she and her siblings had to walk two miles just to get to school. Esther married Hank Munson and lived in a farm south of LaSelle. She has four children and a large extended family. Happy birthday to Esther from everyone at the St. James Plaindealer!