Obit: Esselman, George J. (1923 - 2003)

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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/28/2003

Esselman, George J. (19 NOV 1923 - 20 MAY 2003)

George J. Esselman, 79, Colby, formerly of Spencer, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Colonial Center, Colby. Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, May 23, at Rembs/Kundinger Chapel, Marshfield. Burial was in the Brooklawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, town of Richfield.

George J. Esselman was born on Nov. 19, 1923, in Goodrich, to Herman and Lena (nee Dahl) Esselman. As a child he moved to Athens with his family and attended school there. He moved to Marshfield as a young man. He married Naomi M. Tessmer on April 8, 1958, in Wisconsin Rapids. He worked for Roddis Plywood Company and then Weyerhaeuser Company for 42 years. He retired in 1988. They resided in the Marshfield and Spencer areas. He moved to Colonial Center, Colby, on Aug. 3, 1998. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wisconsin Rapids, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1733.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Esselman, Marshfield; one son, Wayne Esselman, Whitehall; two sisters, Rita Riehle, Milwaukee, and Margaret Dvorak, Marshfield; four brothers, Myron (Fern) Esselman, Wausau, Edward (Joyce) Esselman, Appleton, Roy (Mary) Esselman, Menomonee Falls, and Eugene (Shirley) Esselman, Elm Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Naomi, on May 8, 1989; his parents; and one brother, Robert.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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