Kimberly Marie Esselmann

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at noon at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Rd., Cedarburg, for retired Cedarburg Deputy Fire Chief Kimberly Marie Esselmann, who died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the age of 59 years young.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a fire department walk-through.

Interment will follow at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kim’s honor would be appreciated.

Kim was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 2, 1963, the daughter of the late James and Marilyn (nee Frantl) Pierner.

She graduated from West Bend East High School in 1982.

Kim married William “Bill” Esselmann on Aug. 12, 2017, in Cedarburg.

Deputy Chief Esselmann was a member of the Cedarburg Fire Department for more than 20 years, joining on Sept. 3, 1999.

She will be deeply missed by all.

Kim is survived by her husband William “Bill;” daughter Kelly (fiance Nathaniel Hoppens) Gordon; son Patrick Gordon; grandchildren Dawson Gordon and Theron and Connor Miller; mother Marilyn Pierner; sister Lisa Anderson; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father James Pierner.

Please see Mueller Funeral Home’s website for a complete obituary and to send condolences.



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