More detail on this person: It is with great sadness that the family of Stanley G. Esckilsen, Jr. announces his passing to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at age 79. Stan will be lovingly remembered by JoAnn, his wife of 58 years; his children, Stacey Veselovec (Steve), Manda Kay; nephew Raymond G. Esckilsen whom he considered a son; his four grandchildren, Grant (Nick Sullesta), Christopher, Charles and Amber; his sister Ruth Ann Bellinger from Carleton, MI; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, RuthAnn and Stanley G. Esckilsen, Jr. and his brother, Raymond N. Esckilsen. Stan served in the US Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960. After his discharge from the Corp, he joined the Saginaw, Michigan Police Dept. serving the public for five and one half years. He left the Police Dept. in 1965 to join the US Army and became a Commissioned Officer and Helicopter Pilot. Serving in Vietnam from 68-69 he received numerous awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star, "V" device for Valor and the Air Medal with seventeen Oak Leaf Clusters for heroism. After he left the military, he moved to San Antonio joining the State Farm Insurance family. As an Agent, he provided outstanding personalized service to the Insurance needs of his clients and military personnel for over 30 years. He enjoyed years of golfing and hunting, with his fellow agents before he retired in 2003. Retirement was a rewarding time with grandchildren, travels with his wife and raising race horses. SERVICES Visitation will begin at 5:30 P.M. followed by the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 11150 Macdona Lacoste Road, Atascosa, TX. A Reception will follow the Mass, then a Procession will depart the Church at 12:45 P.M. for an Interment with Military Honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Disabled Veterans (DAV) ~ https://www.dav.org/, the Wounded Warriors ~https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/, or the National Law Enforce Memorial Fund ~http://www.nleomf.org/.
Burial information: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
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