Kenny Esser of Del Norte died Friday, March 30, 2012, at his home. He was 69.
Mr. Esser was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Delta, to Mark and Blenn Esser.
He served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1966 during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged.
Mr. Esser worked in the oil fields of Colorado and New Mexico and as a cowboy on ranches in Colorado and Wyoming, among other occupations. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farm and ranch work, gathering firewood, taking care of his yard and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his life mate of 31 years, Alice White of Del Norte; four sons, Kenneth Esser Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Rangely, Shaun Esser and his wife Joliene of Kingman, Ariz., Charles Esser and his wife Aekyung of Yelm, Wash., and Wesley Esser and his wife Kristie of Los Lunas, N.M.; three daughters and their husbands, Theresa and Cliff Edwards, Rebecca and Bill Kolb, and Anna and Dan Anderson, all of Monte Vista; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Larry Esser and his wife Gracie, and Twila Esser, all of Delta, Martin Esser, and Helen Berger, both of Olathe, Charles Hobbs of Phoenix, Ariz., Joe Hobbs of Montrose, Pearl Locke of Farmington, N.M., and Ann Turner of Vici, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Esser was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.
Cremation has taken place. Mr. Esser will be interred at Del Norte Cemetery.
Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus