Esme I. Johnsen

Esme I. Johnsen

AGE: 86 • Wilmington

Esme I. Johnsen, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, went home to be with her husband Tuesday, April 22, 2014 as she was surrounded by her loving family at her daughter's home. Originally from Australia, Esme came to Delaware in 1959. She retired from the City of Wilmington Parking Authority in 1989. Esme enjoyed traveling with her husband to Norway and Australia. She looked forward to the weekly family games of pinochle and also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Esme is survived by her daughter, Karen Sparco (Joseph); brother, Leo Zollner and family; and close friend Pam de Bakker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erling Johnsen; and brother, Alfred Zollner.

The family would like to give special thanks to the James, Orlando, and Sachs families for all their support. Donations may be made in Esme's memory to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Services were private. To send an online condolence visit www.strano-feeley.com

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Funeral Home

Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
(302) 731-5459

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 27, 2014