Obituaries

In Memory Of

Virgil A. Esselman
February 2, 1966 - October 14, 2013

Visitation:
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 - 4:00PM to 8:00PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
407 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI 54446

Services:
Friday, October 18th, 2013 - 11:00AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
407 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI 54446

Full Obituary

VIRGIL A. ESSELMAN, age 47, of Loyal, passed away at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Monday, October 14, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, October 18, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will take place in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Stump, Jim Ditter, Todd Schultz, Steve Cove, Paul Esselman, Bill Esselman, Dave Esselman and Mike Leader. Visitation will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm, and again at the church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.
Virgil Alan Esselman was born on February 2, 1966 in Marshfield, WI, the son of Lawrence and Julia (Gessert) Esselman. He was raised on the family farm southwest of Loyal, and received his education in the Loyal School District, graduating from Loyal High School in 1984. Virgil graduated from Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake with a degree in Finance. He then went to work at USA Financial Service in River Falls. He returned back to Loyal and worked with his father on the home farm. Virgil also worked at Keith Stump Auction Service in Loyal for 17 years, and delivered flowers for Friends, Flowers & Gifts in Greenwood.
He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Loyal FFA Alumni, the Clark County Holstein Breeders Association, was a 4-H Dairy Leader, a former member of the Loyal Jaycee's, and helped for many years with the dairy show at the Clark County Fair.
Virgil loved his cows and show cattle. Maplehusrt-Lane Mara was his once in a lifetime champion heifer and cow. He especially enjoyed spreading his love of showing dairy cattle to the youth of Clark County, and recently started showing with his nieces Katlyn and Anna. He had special talent for interior decorating and floral design. He also loved being with family and friends during deer hunting on the home farm.
He will be dearly missed by his parents: Lawrence and Julia Esselman of Loyal; two sisters: Nancy (John) Lindgren of Medford, Wendy (Chris) Lindner of Loyal; one brother: Ronald (Terri) Esselman of Greenwood; nine nieces and nephews: Melinda, Phyllis, Jessica and Ben Lindgren; Rachel and Elizabeth Esselman; Katlyn, Anna and Jake Lindner; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.