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Official Obituary of

DeWayne L Esselburn

December 19, 1937 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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DeWayne Esselburn Obituary

Pleasant Lake – DeWayne L. Esselburn, 86, died Tuesday February 27, 2024 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn.

He was born in Corunna, IN on December 19, 1937 to Jay and Margaret (Holman) Esselburn.

DeWayne was a US Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1961 then he served in the Army Reserve thru 1963.

He worked for 30 years as a diesel mechanic for Frudhauf Trucking retiring in 1997. He then was self-employed for 15 years with JD Construction.

He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Waterloo. He was also a member of the Orland American Legion.

DeWayne married Ginette R Naud on February 23, 1957 in Barzan, France and she survives. Last Friday they celebrated 67 years of marriage.

He is also survived by a daughter and a son, Linda Fraley of Hamilton, Indiana, and Larry (Shirley) Esselburn of Angola; 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren with another due in August, 5 great great grandchildren with another due in June: sister, Sue Sattison of Garrett, sister-in-law, Pat Esselburn of Paluski, TN and 3 exchange daughters, Klao of thailand, Connie of France and Anna of Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Phillipe Esselburn, a great granddaughter and brother-in-law, Don Sattison

Services will be 11 AM Thursday March 7, 2024 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN with burial to follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo. Calling is Wednesday March 6, 2024 from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials can be given in memory of DeWayne to his favorite charities, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project. To send condolences to the family visit our website at

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March 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo
875 South Wayne Street
Waterloo, Indiana 46793

Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo
875 South Wayne Street
Waterloo, Indiana 46793


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