James Jim R. Esser, age 83 of Mankato and formerly of St. James, passed away January 3, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato after a brief illness.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 632 South Broad St, Mankato. Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Whittemore, Iowa at a later date. The family prefers memorials be given to St. Johns Building Fund. Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Helen Esser; wife, Ruth (Elbert) Esser; granddaughter, Chelsea Blomgren; and daughter-in-law, Michelle (Giatris) Esser. Jim is survived by his wife, Audrey Goodrich Esser; children, Diane (Brad) Feltz, James Jay Esser, and Deborah (Chad) Blomgren. He has 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Published on January 8, 2018