Frank Esser


 Frank J. Esser longtime resident of Waukesha passed away peacefully on November 5, 2019 at the age of 83. Born to Jacob Esser and Emily Esser (nee Henshue) on January 7, 1936 in Madison, WI. Frank attended Edgewood High School and MKE Institute of Technology. A few years after college Frank was hired as a software engineer by Johnson Control. He held that position until he retired after 35 years of service. While working at Johnson Control Frank met the love of his life Donna Donlevy. On May 9, 1964, they married. A year later, they started a family. For 65 years, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. For seven of those years Frank was the financial officer.  He also enjoyed time with his family, reading, and woodworking.

Frank will be missed by his wife Donna, children; Kevin (Barbara) Esser, Steven (Teresa) Esser, Susan Esser, grandchildren; Emily, Megan, Erin, and Sarah, a host of other relatives and friends. He is proceeded in death by his parents.

The visitation for frank will be held on Friday November 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Jude 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.   

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services are serving the family.  For further information, please call 262‑542‑6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit