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Edward Esserman, Jr. dies at age 90

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Edward Esserman 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.

Ed started 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).

The family 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.

Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer assisted the family.


Posted 2/17/2014