Edward “Ed” Esser

Ed passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019 surrounded by family and close friends after a short but courageous battle with cancer. 

Ed was the definition of selfless.  He spent his life working in the social service field and impacted so many people along the way.  He was a kind and generous person who always put others before himself and never sought recognition for his compassionate acts. 

Ed took pride in being active in all of his children’s activities, was a lifelong fan of Michigan sports teams especially the Detroit Lions, was always energetic and on the go, and was an avid reader.  More than anything Ed loved his wife, children and grandchildren.     

Ed is survived by his loving wife Michele; sons Alan (Crysta), Jack and Trenten; twin grandsons Cole and Calvin; sisters Peggy (Larry) and Janet; and nieces Kaela (Bryson), Shelby and Jordan.  He also leaves behind many other family and friends.  We will all miss him dearly.     

         A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date. Please check back on the Casey Family Options website for further information.


  1. Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to him when he stopped in by CCP. He was always so proud of his boys. He will be missed by many

    Maryann Czarnowski

  2. Michelle, Jack, and Trenton,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. What wonderful memories he gave everyone who knew him. I will always remember his smile and how proud he was of his boys, always.

  3. What a fabulous Man! We are so sad Ed has passed. We really enjoyed seeing him at Pacettis Music. Our sincere condolences to your family.

  4. Shawn Miller (Ruffolo’s Salon) October 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! He could never say enough about his boys and his family. He will be missed. Praying for your family.

  5. Alan,
    I am so sorry about your Dad. He was such a kind, funny, good hearted man, who always made the best chocolate chip cookies. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Sending you guys big hugs.

  6. I knew Ed from long ago. He was a nice guy, full of fun, and laughter. Sorry for your loss. I just found out that he had passed.


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