Esser, Betty L. (Nee Brilliant) Of Waukesha, died Wed., Feb. 6, 2013, at age 88. She was born in Manitowoc on Jan. 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. Survived 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 DePere and Yvonne Brilliant of Milwaukee, along with other relatives and friends. Visitation Sat., Feb. 16, 2013, from 12:00 noon until the 1:00PM funeral service at the funeral home. Private entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery.