July 31, 1926 - May 21, 2018
Dorothy Esson RACINE - Dorothy Rose (nee; Gratz) Esson, 91, passed away on Monday May 21, 2018 at St. Monica’s Senior Living. She was born in Racine on July 31, 1926, the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret (nee: Willems) Gratz. Dorothy attended grade school at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where she remained a member for her entire life. She was a graduate of William Horlick High School. On April 10, 1948, Dorothy was united in marriage to Clifford Esson, who preceded her in death on December 22, 1995. Together, they shared 47 wonderful years. Dorothy worked as a secretary for Webster Electric, as well as Act II Resale shop. Surviving are her children, Diana (Loren) Johnson, Laura Huston, Barbara (Dave) Kinzer, Juliette (Allen) Szymandera, Alex (Laurie) Esson, and Eric (Shelley) Esson; 12 grandchildren, Chazz (Jamie) Huston, Kourtney, Kyle (Jessica) Kinzer, Kendra (Eric) Touhey, Brett Romanowski, Dayne (Katie) and Alana Szymandera, Jack and Drew Esson, and Collin, Peyton and Harper Esson; two great granddaughters, Ayda and Elyn Huston; sisters-in-law, Marge Esson and Doris Esson. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, daughter, Karen Romanowski, infant granddaughter, Kelsey Rose Kinzer, sisters, Alyce Kehoe and Florence Cormack, brothers-in-law, Roger and Donald Esson, sister-in-law, LuVerne Caron and step-mother, Mary Curley. Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Friday May 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. Visitation from 5 p.m. until service time. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to Clifford at Graceland Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Please meet at the cemetery entrance. Above all, Dorothy loved her family. She will be deeply missed by all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers at St. Monica's. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Dementia Society of America would be appreciated.
Dorothy Esson RACINE - Dorothy Rose (nee; Gratz) Esson, 91, passed away on Monday May 21, 2018 at St. Monica’s Senior Living. She was born in Racine on July 31, 1926, the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret (nee: Willems) Gratz.... View Obituary & Service Information
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