At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Linne Lodge #57 Viking Scholarship Fund
3132 Lakeshore Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441
Harbor Hospice Foundation
1050 W Western Avenue STE 400
Muskegon, MI 49441
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Life Story / Obituary
Mrs. Barbara Essenberg, age 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan on January 16, 1934 to Jack & Dorothy (Fisher) Brace and married Kenneth Essenberg on June 11, 1954. Mrs. Essenberg worked for Waddell and Reed Investments as a secretary for many years. Barb loved spending time at her cottage on School Section Lake, volunteering and attending dinners at the Viking Lodge. She was a devout Christian and faithfully attended McGraft Congressional Church. She was devoted to her father-in-law, Fred and good friend, Rex Horn. After retirement she passed her time with family and friends, working on puzzles and taking bus trips with her husband of 58 years. this seemed to complete her life.
Barb is survived by her sons, Thomas (Julie) Essenberg, William Essenberg, David (Sherry) Essenberg; grandchildren, Brian, Chris, Amanda, Jessica, Jerrame, Janelle, Steven, Rilee, Benjamin; several great grandchildren; brother, Jack (Marcia) Brace; sister, Lois (Chuck) Byer; daughter-in-law Carolyn Leeson; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken in 2012; grandson, Joey Essenberg; sisters, Elsa, Donna & Delores.
Friday, July 7, 2017, 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Clock Chapel - Muskegon with Rev. Ken Shady officiating. Interment in Mona View Cemetery.
Friday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am and to at Clock Chapel - Muskegon. MEMORIAL: As a tribute to Barb, the family suggests in lieu of flowers a contribution to Linne Lodge #57 Viking Scholarship Fund or Harbor Hospice Foundation.