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Myron "Mike" Esselman

October 17, 1926 — June 20, 2022


Myron “Mike” Esselman entered into eternal life on Monday, June 20, 2022, at age 95.

Born in Athens, Wisconsin to Herman and Lena (Dahl). He was a man of faith and committed to family. Preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 66 years, Fern (Jonas), daughter Merry (Lee) Malak, one grandson, two sisters and four brothers. Survived by daughter Rita, four grandsons – Michael (Julie), Jerry (Janice), Patrick (Rose) and Alan (Leslie) Malak – 8 great-grandchildren, brother Edward, and many dear nieces and nephews.

Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Philipines during WWII. After service, he attended MSOE majoring in electrical engineering. He worked in Wausau at Snap Electric and then Kraft Foods. Following the death of his wife in 2020, he moved to Elm Grove to live with his daughter. He loved nature, and enjoyed hunting and fishing especially at their cottage in Conover. He was a master carpenter and could fix everything. He enjoyed bicycling, cross-country skiing, various sports and puzzles.

Memorial Mass will be held  at 1:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Church of the Resurrection, 621 N. 2nd St, Wausau.Visitation will be held from 12:30 PM until the time of the service at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity are suggested.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

12:30 - 1:30pm (Central time)

Church of the Resurrection

621 N 2nd St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Mass

Friday, July 1, 2022

Starts at 1:30pm (Central time)

Church of the Resurrection

621 N 2nd St, Wausau, WI 54403

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