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 John Victor Esala

John Victor Esala

Birth
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Death 7 Jul 1983 (aged 81)
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 7, Plot 5
Memorial ID 100333924 · View Source
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John V. Esala was born in Moe Township, Douglas County, Minnesota, on May 5, 1902, the son of Andrew and Emma (Luoma) Esala. He attended District No. 45 Country School and grew to manhood in this area. On July 30, 1927, John was united in marriage to Ruth Olson at the Swedish Lutheran Parsonage. The couple farmed the family farm for many years. John was a Moe Township Supervisor for 15 years and also was an agent for the Moe and Urness Insurance Agency for 30 years. John also was active on the St. Paul's church Board, the Brandon Creamery Board, and the District No. 5 School Board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all sports.

John died on Thursday, July 7, 1983, at his home at the age of 81 years. He is survived by wife: Ruth Esala of Brandon; children: Norman Esala of Big Fork, MT; Kathryn (Mrs. Wally) Davis of Baudette, MN; Kenneth Esala of Garfield and Charles Esala and David Esala both of Brandon. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and one brother and two sisters. John was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Lucille, one brother, and one sister.

Funeral services were Monday, July 11, 1983 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Moe Township with Rev. Dane W. Compton officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Moe Township. Pallbearers were Ed Malwitz, Reuben Olson, Tom Moriarty, Alex Haabala, Charles Peterson and Clarence Olson.
(Echo Press, July 15, 1983)


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  • Maintained by: kj
  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Victor Esala (5 May 1902–7 Jul 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333924, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .