Lee H. Esckelson


Birth: February 15th, 1932
Death: November 16th, 2018
Age: 86 years
Residence:Vassar
Survived By: Lee will be lovingly remembered by his children, Cliff (Debbie) Esckelson, Connie (Tino) Piazza and Scott (Linda) Esckelson; grandchildren, Scott (Vicky) Esckelson, Kristina (Brian) Wood, Gabrielle and TJ Piazza and Brianna Esckelson; great-grandchildren, Lee, Jack and Mattie Quinn Esckelson. Lee is also survived by his brother, Dick (Thelma) Esckelson and brother-in-law, Robert Pomerville.

Lee Henry Esckelson, age 86 years, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility in Bay City.  He was born on February 15, 1932 in Vassar, the son of the late Chrissie and Izora (Cole) Esckelson.  Lee was a United States Army veteran having served honorably in the Korean Conflict.  He was also a long time member and past president of the Vassar Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, following all the local and state sports teams and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Lee will be lovingly remembered by his children, Cliff (Debbie) Esckelson, Connie (Tino) Piazza and Scott (Linda) Esckelson; grandchildren, Scott (Vicky) Esckelson, Kristina (Brian) Wood, Gabrielle and TJ Piazza and Brianna Esckelson; great-grandchildren, Lee, Jack and Mattie Quinn Esckelson.  Lee is also survived by his brother, Dick (Thelma) Esckelson and brother-in-law, Robert Pomerville.  He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara Esckelson; brothers, Larry, Max, Leon and Elbert Esckelson; sisters, Maxine Paquette, Irene Esckelson and Grace Pomerville and a daughter-in-law, Laura Esckelson.

 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Vassar First United Methodist Church.  Pastor Scott Sherrill officiating with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Vassar.  Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the US Army. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar.  Lee will lie in state at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Those desiring may make contributions to the Vassar Eagles Children’s Fund.



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