Pete Esser

November 14, 1952 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 67)


Our dear brother, Gerard “Pete” Esser, 67, of Pine Island, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on November 12, 2020. He was born in Zumbrota on November 14, 1952 to John and Theresa “Mary” (Weber) Esser. He attended school in Zumbrota and graduated in 1972. On November 4, 1972, he was united in marriage to Gana Sainsbury in Albert Lea. Pete was a gentle man with a heart of gold and was always there when you needed him. His passions were wood working, fishing, and gardening. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes, cards, and bean bags.

He is survived by his siblings, John (JoAnne) Esser, Bill (Kathy) Esser, Sherry (Karroll) Bublitz, Linda (Merlyn) Unger, Larry (Pat) Esser, Jim (Kay) Esser, and Carla (Chuck) Klepperich; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gana; and nephew, Martin Esser.

Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 infections, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements made by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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