Esther Ican

  • Born: January 18, 1942
  • Died: May 17, 2021
  • Location: Bellevue, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Esther Ican, age 79, of Bellevue, Michigan passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, May 17, 2021 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born in Battle Creek on January 18, 1942, the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (McClellan) Andrews. Esther retired after more than 35 years as a staffing coordinator with Community & Leila Hospitals and Battle Creek Health Systems.

Esther married Thomas Richard Ican on August 27, 1965; he sadly preceded her in death on August 11, 2002. She is survived by her children, Terry (Sabrina) Ican of Virginia and Tracy Ican-Krammin of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren, Jack Krammin, Leah, Sarah & Olivia Ican; two brothers, Mark & Danny Andrews; a sister, Debbie (Rex) Todd; two nieces, Shila Ramon and Mindy (Todd) Woodworth; and several great-nieces & nephews.

Esther was a member of the Charlotte Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting, and all types of arts & crafts. Esther loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and her great-nieces & nephews.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3rd at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Funeral services to celebrate Esther's life will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 4th at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. The service was recorded and may be viewed at In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the Calhoun County Red White & Blue Foundation c/o the Battle Creek Community Foundation,, 32 West Michigan Ave. Suite 1, Battle Creek, MI 49017, would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Esther may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss. She was a great neighbor and friend at BCHS. I am praying that you have peace and remember good times.

Posted by David Smith - Battle Creek - Family Friend   May 27, 2021

My deepest sympathies to you Deb, in the loss of your beloved sister. Tracy, sincerest condolences for your mother's passing. To all her other relatives, May she rest in eternal peace. Esther was a lovely woman who loved to help others. I'm so sorry for all of you with her passing. She will be missed.

Posted by Elsie Cameron - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   May 21, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you Tracy and your family in the loss of your mother. May God comfort you all in your sorrow and may you find happiness in your memories.

Posted by Donita & Gary Aber - South Bend, IN - Friend   May 20, 2021

Rest In Peace.

Posted by Douglas Massie - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   May 20, 2021