Susan G. Esseltine

Susan G. Esseltine

Susan passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Bronson Hospital.

She was born August 1, 1956 in Port Huron the daughter of Albert and Beulah (Bressette) Gonzales. Susan enjoyed flowers, gardening, painting crafts, babysitting and cooking. On March 26, 1976 in Port Huron she married Kevin Esseltine who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kathy (Bill) Ferguson of IL, Kevin Esseltine Jr. of Kalamazoo and William Esseltine of Allegan; 4 grandchildren; siblings, Sonny, Diane and Jerry and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Susan’s family on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor David Ives officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Susan may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Print Obituary & Condolences Print Obituary & Condolences

Offer Condolence for the family of Susan G. Esseltine

Messages of Condolence

  1. Bonnie Esseltine says:

    Sue was My friend for 40 years will always love Her . Kevin,Kathy,William and Kevin Jr I am so sorry for Your loose know that My hearts bleeds for You Love

  2. Wayne augusta says:

    Sue is a wonderful person. We will miss her dearly. We are on our way to MI .

  3. KAY Beals says:

    I’m loss for word’s I had no idea this is what happens when you lose contact with someone who was significant in your life we had some good times working going to lunch shopping she was truly a beautiful person inside and out another beautiful angel my heart is so broken r.i.p Sue I will always treasure the friendship I had with you xoxo my friend I will remember you forever

  4. Katherine Sterling says:

    This is sooo sad and sudden. Sue is a sweetie, soft spoken, like her mother and sister. You will be dearly missed by alot of people.

  5. Kenneth Quarles says:

    Sue was a wonderful lady and such a long-time friend of my family. She truly will be missed.

  6. Lia Kennicott says:

    I’m so so lost.
    I’m so so heartbroken….. for you all that are my family, I’m selfish and feel so helpless.

    I can’t and don’t want to process my Sue as not being here…I’m sorry I suck. I never want to see a garage sale until the next…..the same way I feel about this next Phase in life….I’m too hollowed right now.

    I don’t have pretty words PLEASE forgive me.

  7. sharon kota says:


  8. Sharon Gonzales says:

    I’am at a total loss for words. I have loss touch with everyone and I had no idea Sue was sick. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Sue was such a kind person to me and Dan and I am honored to have been her friend and I will miss her.

  9. Carrie Tarrant says:

    Heaven gained a special angel yesterday! Rest in Peace Sue…
    Kevin, Kathy, Little Kevin, & William, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in in my thoughts and prayers. I cherish the memories of times we spent together..

  10. Tom & Michelle Kleis says:

    Sorry for your loss.
    We had the pleasure of working with Sue at Bermo Enterprises.
    She was a fun co worker, and just a good person. May she rest in peace.

  11. Judy A. Bressette-Shawnoo says:

    Very sorry to hear of Sue’s death.
    I am one of the very many cousins at the Kettle & Stony Point First Nations.
    I was able to see her, and giver her a hug at the community centre when she was there. Was good to see Sonny also.
    Going to miss her even thou I was not really close because of the distance where she lived. Praying for the family.
    Love Ya All.

Please share your thoughts ...

  • How do I send condolences?

    At the bottom of this page, you will find a condolence form. You will need to fill out some basic information prior to typing your message. (We will not share your e-mail address with anyone)

    Once you are finished, simply click the submit condolence button. Within 24 hours the condolence will be approved before it is published to the web site.

    We also provide a Tell-A-Friend feature located directly below these instructions. This form allows you to send the obituary to a friend. This is particularly helpful to someone who may live out of town.

  • Share This Obituary

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.