Marion E. Esser (nee: Patrick), 83, passed away at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center on Friday, June 27, 2007, with her family at her side.
Marion was born in Racine on May 31, 1925, to Walter and Marie (nee: Flynn) Patrick. She attended Mitchell School and Park High School. Marion was proud to be selected as the first female cheerleader at Mitchell and one of the first female cheerleaders at Park during the early 1940s. Marion married John R. Esser in Racine on July 27, 1946. They enjoyed over 60 years of marriage together.
Marion is survived by her loving husband, John Esser; son, Brian J. Esser and daughter in law, Lori A. Esser; two granddaughters, Brianna (Christopher) Chaffee and Katrina Esser, all of Racine. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Marion was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Laverne Sabatino; a brother, Raymond Patrick; a son, Richard Esser; and grandson, Bradley Esser.
Private family services for Marion will be held. Interment will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Avenue, Racine (262) 639-8000