Jr., age 90, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away at home on January 31, 2014.
Born October 5,
1923 at the family farmhouse on Esserman Road in Liberty Township, he was
the eighth of nine children born to Edward and Olive (Bull) Esserman.
He was married for
58 years to Marjorie Joyce Cooper, who passed away in November of 2011, Ed
is survived by his brother Robert Esserman, of New Port Richey, Fla.,
daughters Suzanne Esserman, of Indianapolis., Ind., Vicki Esserman Myoda and
granddaughter Sabrina Ruth Myoda, of Wilmington, Del., and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
All who knew Ed
will remember his easy-going temperament, his work ethic and ability to fix
almost anything, his enjoyment of a good story (especially when told by
him), and his amazing memory.
Ed graduated from
Liberty High School in 1941 and worked on the family farm and dairy.
Employed as a
school bus driver for Liberty Township and Duneland School Corporation from
1955 to 1988, Ed drove three generations of some families. He also worked as
a maintenance mechanic for Duneland from 1969 until his retirement as Head
Mechanic in 1989.
cross-country car travel in the 1940ís, when neither cars nor roads were
very fancy. He enjoyed 50 years of car travel throughout the United States,
Canada and Mexico, and was proud of having stayed overnight in 47 of the 48
contiguous U.S. states (he just kept rolling through Rhode Island).
especially wishes to thank Tammy Jindra and all the staff of Assisting
Seniors, whose extraordinary love and care allowed Ed to remain in his home.
Chapel of Rensselaer assisted the family.