Lee Henry Esckelson, age 86, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility in Bay City. He was born on February 15, 1932, in Vassar, the son of the late Chrissie and Izora (Cole) Esckelson. Lee was a United States Army veteran having served honorably in the Korean Conflict. He was also a long time member and past president of the Vassar Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, following all the local and state sports teams and spending time with his family and friends.
Lee will be lovingly remembered by his children: Cliff (Debbie) Esckelson, Connie (Tino) Piazza and Scott (Linda) Esckelson; grandchildren: Scott (Vicky) Esckelson, Kristina (Brian) Wood, Gabrielle and TJ Piazza and Brianna Esckelson; great-grandchildren: Lee, Jack and Mattie Quinn Esckelson. Lee is also survived by his brother, Dick (Thelma) Esckelson and brother-in-law, Robert Pomerville. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara Esckelson; brothers: Larry, Max, Leon and Elbert Esckelson; sisters: Maxine Paquette, Irene Esckelson and Grace Pomerville; and daughter-in-law, Laura Esckelson.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Vassar First United Methodist Church. Pastor Scott Sherrill officiated and burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Vassar. Those desiring may make contributions to the Vassar Eagles Children’s Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, Vassar.

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