Rev. Harold A. Essmann
September 20, 1930 - October 10, 2016
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Riverview Ev. Lutheran Church
136 West Seymour Street
Appleton, WI
Friday 10/14, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Appleton, WI
Saturday 10/15, 2:00 pm
Riverview Ev. Lutheran Church
136 West Seymour Street
Appleton, WI
Saturday 10/15, 11:30 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Blessed by God, Rev. Harold Alvin Essmann departed this life for his eternal home in heaven on October 10, 2016. Harold was born September 20, 1930, in St. Charles, Minnesota, the oldest son of Alvin Paul Essmann and his wife Sadie Johanna (Rusert) Essmann. He received Holy Baptism in St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Lewiston,…

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Janet (Hill) Seabern left a message on October 19, 2016:
you have my deep Sympathy my parents live a cross the street for Sadie Essmann my dad talk about Lloyd he was a great person I had work at Etta Dell nursing home in Lewiston Mn. for many year Heard the folk talk about Harold My God be with you all
Jim & Sue (Suzie Kuhl) Renz left a message on October 18, 2016:
You and your family have our sympathy. Your Dad was such an amazing man and served the Lord in so many ways! But I still remember him most from Catechism class back at St. John's, Waterloo. It was nice to see him again at LWMS Conventions and to keep in touch the last few years through you. After losing my Dad this summer, I know the loss you feel. May God be with you all at this sad time and comfort you with the knowledge that he is enjoying his reward in heaven.
Melvin and Bonnie Martin left a message on October 14, 2016:
Ruth and family, Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories of Pastor Essmann, especially when he served as our vacancy pastor at St. Paul's in Marshall.
Dr. JORDAN PATRICK left a message on October 13, 2016:
Pastor is meant by needing work for Pakistan which is growing day-by-day will always be remembered. He was the first missionary to Pakistan. Pakistani congregation meets every week in a church which has been named Harold Hall on the second story of Jordan Surgical Hospital. We all praise God for his life which he shares with the Lutheran congregation in Pakistan. Well done Harold. We will God willing see you in Heaven some day Lutheran Church in Pakistan will always remember your services
Pam Holzhueter Cairney left a message on October 13, 2016:
Ruth, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was blessed to have been confirmed and married by Pastor Essmann in Waterloo, and then later I got to see you both again when he was our vacancy pastor at Our Redeemer in Madison. May God have His everloving arms around all of you and give you comfort at this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Cory Isakson left a message on October 13, 2016:
Ruth and family, May God continue to bless you with his grace at this difficult time. It is a honor and pleasure to be working at a Christian facility (St. Michael's Assisted Living, formerly St. Michael's Lutheran Home in Fountain City, WI) that had been "touched" by Pastor Essmann in his early years of service. We are still sharing Christ's love as we serve the spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional needs of people entrusted to our care and those whose lives we touch. He brought Christ's love to many and his legacy will carry on because of his deep and faith filled service.
Rhoda B. Grebe left a message on October 13, 2016:
Dear Ruth, Reaching out from FL to express my condolences for your loss. Praise to the Lord for the many souls that have been brought to faith thru' the efforts of Pastor Essmann. Bob loved to work with him on the mission board for Latin AM. I truly enjoyed getting to know him & you. With my love & God's blessings, Rhoda Grebe
Trudy and Bob Fischer left a message on October 12, 2016:
We are so sorry to hear of Pastor's passing, but so joyful for him as he wears his crown of life, with so many he served and witnessed to.
Jim and Tamar Pardee left a message on October 12, 2016:
Pastor Eastman was loved and respected by many people who were served in his ministry of the Lord. We are among those people. We look forward to seeing him in glory.
Paulette Thomaqs left a message on October 12, 2016:
My sympathy and love to your family
Sharon Kassube left a message on October 12, 2016:
My mom and zi were just talking about Pastor yrsterday. He had confirmed me and all my brothers and sisters, married 3 of my brothers and 1 sister and myself. My deepest respect for him. What comfort to know that he is in the Promised Land. "In my house are many rooms, if it were not so I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I prepare s plac ed for you, I will come back, and t as ke you to b ed with me that you may also be where I am. John 14:vs. 2 & 3. May they bring you ad much comfort as they bring me. Sharon Buss Kassube-Waterloo
Rev. Ron and Vivian Kruse left a message on October 12, 2016:
Christ's power over death is good news. Sin and death have been overcome. Christ lives, sin is forgiven, and heaven is now open through faith in Jesus. God's blessings to Pastor Essmann's family and friends. May the resurrection bring you comfort. Our condolences - a former vicar and wife.
Paul Holzhueter left a message on October 12, 2016:
My sympathy to the family on the death of Pastor Essmann. He confirmed me in Waterloo back in the late 1960s. I have tremendous respect for his service to God and so many people over the years. May the knowledge that he is in heaven and that you will see him again there be a comfort to the family.
Arline Hildebrandt left a message on October 12, 2016:
Am remembering that he also was able to visit the Holy Land in 1985. (And now an eternal home in the New Jerusalem.) Love & prayers to the family.
Norma Gourlie left a message on October 12, 2016:
What a blessing to have known Pastor Essmann when he served St. John's Waterloo, was involved in LWMS and many missions, and when he and Ruth were members at Peace Sun Prairie. When they moved to Appleton so did I (on the same weekend). Often times we saw each other around Appleton and it was a real joy to visit with Pastor and Ruth. I have since returned to Sun Prairie but will always remember him as a man of God. My sympathy to all the family.
Linda Gasner Alberts left a message on October 12, 2016:
Ruth and family - Special man, I was confirmed by him married by him and after his retirement went to church at Peace with him. My deepest sympathy and prayers. Take care Ruth.. He was such a blessing to the Mission field..Prayers
Pastor John P. Brandt left a message on October 12, 2016:
It was a distinct pleasure and blessing to know this humble servant of ou dear Loed Jesus. Sharing with him experience in Albania brought many happy recollections. To worship at his side a great blessing. His God-blessed service to Jesus' church have helped countless numbers to know and love and serve the Lord. Pastor Harold Essman will long be fondly remembered for his always humbly rendered service to his dear Savior Jesus Christ. We all have been richly blessed. See you in the morning, Harold!
Keri left a message on October 11, 2016:
I know we are not meant to stay on this Earth but this man was an amazing example of living your faith and we are a much better people for it. May God be with you during this celebration of his life.
Beth and Charles Flunker left a message on October 11, 2016:
We rejoice with our co-worker with the eternal victory that Christ won for him. We give thanks for serving with him in the Lord's Kingdom work in Puerto Rico and Brazil. May the Lord grant us the same faithfulness to continue to serve until we reach our eternal home. the Flunkers in Brazil.
Karen Fischer, LWMS left a message on October 11, 2016:
God's special servant to lost souls around the globe! We are especially grateful for his foresight and dedication to the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society and thank God for his service. Peace in the knowledge of sins forgiven and heave obtained!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Julie Laehn left a message on October 11, 2016:
Sending love and prayers to all of the family. Well done thou good and faithful servant.
Rick and Ann Wagner left a message on October 11, 2016:
Sorry to hear, our Sympathies to the Family. We met Pastor in Waterloo in 1983. Have many good memories of him and the Church Family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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