Betty Esser

Esser, Betty L. (Nee Brilliant)

Betty L. Esser, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 88. She was born in Manitowoc, on January 2, 1925, the daughter of Arthur and Lucille (nee Dugre) Brilliant. Betty had a lifelong love for sewing and also enjoyed cooking and baking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren that she loved dearly.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Charles (Tracy) Esser of Waukesha; and Debra (Mike) Pitsch of Cambridge; and her two grandchildren, Alexandra and Jake Esser. She is further survived by her brother, Arthur (the late Mary Doris) Brilliant of Illinois; her sisters, the late Carol (William) Andrew of Florida; Priscilla (Earl) Schroeder of De Pere; and Yvonne Brilliant of Milwaukee; along with nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin and to Seasons Hospice for their care and support.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. A private entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Feb. 12, 2013