James Eugene ESPING

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ESPING, James Eugene
Lt. Col. Ret. USAF
Born in Lindsborg, Kansas December 3, 1923. Passed peacefully at home September 12, 2010 in Sacramento, CA at the age of 86. Jim was a World War II veteran and received his pilot wings in December 1944. On November 25, 1945 he married Mary Jane Lambertson. He was recalled to active duty in 1952 during the Korean Conflict and remained on active duty until his retirement in 1973. Survived by wife Mary; son Charles; daughter Linda Brock and husband Tim; beloved grandchildren, Alison, Joshua, Erik and Stephanie and husband Nick; sisters, Lillian Nelson and Marji Sartori of Lindsborg, Kansas. Preceded in death by parents, Julius and Myrtle Esping and brother Robert Esping. He will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. Memorial service 11am, September 21 at Arcade Wesleyan Church, 3532 Whitney Avenue, Sacramento. Viewing 10:00am-12:00pm September 23 at Lind Brothers, Carmichael. Burial 1:30pm at VA Cemetery, Dixon. Memorials may be made to church or charity of your choice.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sept. 18, 2010
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