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Douglas Esse

Douglas Leonard Esse

Wednesday, May 6th, 1931 - Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Douglas Leonard Esse. Age 88. October 30, 2019.

Douglas was born May 6, 1931 to the late Mose and Sarah Esse. Beloved husband of Rosemary (nee Meide). Loving father of Douglas Jr., and David (Angeline). Proud grandfather of Douglas III (Lesley), Alexa (Jared) Bernard, Michael, Ciara (Kevin) Sprague, and Kelsey Lanahan. Dear brother of Richard (Joyce), Tony (Joan), and the late Mose (Deanna). Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2-8 pm at Chas. Verheyden Inc. 16300 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Park. Monday, In-state 10:00 am, Service 11:00 am at Christ Church Detroit, 960 E. Jefferson Ave. Detroit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Detroit. Share a memory at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    16300 Mack Avenue
    Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
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  • Service

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Christ Church of Detroit
    960 East Jefferson Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48207
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    Instate 10:00 am until time of Service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Detroit.
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    11851 Van Dyke
    Detroit, Michigan 48234
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Rose Biondo

Posted at 03:25pm
Sympathy and condolences to Angie, David, Alexa, Ciara, Mrs. Esse and entire family. May your father’s soul Rest In Peace. In sympathy,
Rose Biondo and family

Lucille Ragde

Posted at 03:24pm
Doug and family I have fond memories of your parents visiting us in California and your dad and uncles and jorge taking of for there first love a near by casino in Detroit You had wonderful parents Doug and we enjoy them love and condolences to everyone

Margie Deeb

Posted at 05:55am
So happy to have you as my Godfather.
You and aunt Rosemary are the best !
I will NEVER forget being the flower girl in your wedding at age 9 and I have photos of my father standing up in your mom and dad's wedding. I remember when my dad and your dad were business partners in a party store.
When I worked for Fruehauf Corp, my then boyfriend and I, went to Chandler Park to have our lunch and we ran into you having your lunch. You were working for a company that sold candy and gave me a box of candy to take back to share with friends. You always had a huge heart and I will always love and keep you in my heart.
So many happy memories to hold on to.
We are family !!
Love, condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.
Your God daughter, Margie Deeb

David Kaleal

Posted at 06:52pm
I will always remember the wonderful meals and fun we had at the casino. Doug is such a great man. I will miss him terribly.

The Gurlies

Posted at 12:54pm
The entire Esse family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love!
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