Kurt A. Esseltine
Memorial Service: Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10 AM at the Sturgis Missionary Church. The family asks masks be worn and social distancing practiced.
Kurt A. Esseltine, age 54 of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Kurt was born on January 19, 1966 in Sturgis, a son to William and Linda (Ackerman) Esseltine.
Kurt grew up in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1984. After high school Kurt attended Glen Oaks Community College and later worked as a Mechanical Engineer.
On May 21, 1988 Kurt married Barbara Decker in Colon at the New Life Assembly of God Church.
Kurt enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father. He also enjoyed not only playing slow pitch softball but coaching as well.
Kurt is survived by his wife Barbara Esseltine of Sturgis, two children: Alicia and Gabe Esseltine of Sturgis, his mother Linda Esseltine of Sturgis, a brother Brett Esseltine of Burr Oak, and several nieces and nephews.
Kurt was preceded in death by his father William Esseltine, and grandparents: William and Edna Esseltine, and Russell and Madeline Ackerman.
Following in Kurt’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon. Online condolences may be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
Darlene (Frederick) Good
June 24, 2020 @ 6:07 pm
Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. God will provide comfort and strength. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
June 26, 2020 @ 4:52 pm
Barb and kids so sorry for your loss. Me and Kurt shared allot of good times over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If their anything you need please let me or Diane know.
June 24, 2020 @ 6:23 pm
So sorry for your loss. Kurt was a terrific person that I had the privilege of working with for many years. He will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
June 24, 2020 @ 8:34 pm
Oh Brett, We are so very sad to hear about your brother. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We’re here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
June 24, 2020 @ 6:50 pm
So sorry to hear about Kurt’s passing. He was one of my early childhood friends and I have so many wonderful memories of him. He was always kind and smiling. We and others in the neighborhood would be out all day during the summers playing football, baseball, cops and robbers, and dominating the streets in our subdivision on our bikes. You will be missed but never forgotten.
June 24, 2020 @ 9:15 pm
So sorry to hear about Kurt passing. He was a great person and a wonderful colleague and friend. Praying for comfort at this difficult time.
June 24, 2020 @ 9:32 pm
Dearest Esseltine Family. Extending my deepest condolences for the passing of Kurt. May you have peace and comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ during this difficult time.
Love and Blessings, Patricia Guest
June 24, 2020 @ 10:37 pm
So sorry for your loss! Prayers fro the family
June 25, 2020 @ 12:30 am
Brett, so sorry for your families loss
June 25, 2020 @ 1:00 am
So sorry.Prayers to the fami!y. I worked at Presion Speed with him. He used to bring me packages of popcorn. Just a all around good and funny guy. He will be missed
Lorraine Eaton Pitts
June 25, 2020 @ 3:19 am
Linda, Barbara, Brett…I am so sorry to learn of Kurt’s passing. I pray our Lord Jesus will keep you all in His comfort and care in the days, weeks, and months to come.
June 25, 2020 @ 9:57 am
Barb, I am so sorry to hear Kurt has passed. He was one of the very nice people
June 25, 2020 @ 12:27 pm
Barbara, Alicia and Gabe, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to you all and the rest of the family.
Jim (Jimmy) Tennant
June 25, 2020 @ 4:01 pm
To the Esseltine family.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Kurt. May God comfort you in these sad times. He was a great guy and a good friend. I have lots of good childhood memories from us at the Church of God. Love and prayers are sent your way.
Glendon & Phyllis Eaton
June 26, 2020 @ 3:28 pm
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers have been with your family during this very difficult time.
Jenny Ritter Ireland
June 26, 2020 @ 9:51 pm
May the good Lord comfort you as friends and family surround you in love and support. There are no words for losing a son and brother. We are thinking of you and praying for peace in your hearts. The Ritter Family
June 27, 2020 @ 1:37 am
I pray peace for the Esseltine family. Kurt is missed and there are not words for it, but I am grateful for what I have learned from him.