Gerald L. "Jerry" Esser

Born: Wed., Jun. 25, 1947
Died: Sat., Jul. 7, 2018


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 14, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary


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Gerald L. “Jerry” Esser, age 71 of Nebraska City, NE passed away July 7, 2018 at his home.

Jerry was born on June 25, 1947 in Nebraska City, NE; the son of Henry “Hank” and Ida (Shaffar) Esser.  He attended school in Nebraska City.

On December 15, 2000, he was united in marriage to Pamela D. Bowen in Nebraska City, NE.

Jerry owned and operated the Quality Radiator Shop in Nebraska City for many years.  He also drove truck for many years; driving from coast to coast and border to border.  He was a member of the Eagles and the Otoe County Wildlife Club.  Jerry was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Esser of Nebraska City; son Jeff Esser and wife Lisa of Nebr. City, NE and daughter Jeri L. Beckman and husband Kevin of Syracuse, NE; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Kreifels of Nebr. City, NE and sister-in-law Marlene Esser of Riverton, IA; other family and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by brother Steve Esser, sister Donna Cerney as well as his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating.

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Lisa Esser Sears
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
I have a lot of great memories of Uncle Jerry. He was definitely "one of a kind." Tony posted this poem and I stole it as it says what I feel and no other words are needed.

GRIEF I LEARNED IS REALLY JUST LOVE.
IT'S ALL OF THE LOVE YOU WANT TO GIVE, BUT CANNOT.
ALL OF THAT UNSPENT LOVE GATHERS UP IN THE CORNERS OF YOUR EYES, THE LUMP IN YOUR THROAT, AND IN THAT HOLLOW PART OF YOUR CHEST.
GRIEF IS JUST LOVE WITH NO PLACE TO GO. By Jamie Anderson

steve bryant
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
rest easy my good friend!!

Sallie Creek Steinauer
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
To Jerry's family,

You are in my prayers at the loss of Jerry. We moved away years ago but was a friend back then. My Dad ran the radiator shop before Jerry. My folks thought a lot of him. Mom would always tease him when she saw him. He was a good man. Hang on to your memories.


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