Leo Esget, 76

Leo Esget, age 76, of Arkansas, fell asleep in Christ Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs, AR, after a brief illness.

There will be visitation Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, followed by interment at Ellsworth Township Cemetery, south of Darwin.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church of Little Rock, or Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.

Leo was born Feb. 5, 1942, in Minneapolis, to Clarence and Bernice (Anderson) Esget.He was baptized in the Lutheran church.

He married Eileen Sellen Jan. 9, 1965, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ellsworth Township.

Leo served in the US Army Reserve from 1966 to 1972 (4th Tank Battalion of the 33rd Armor Regiment).

He was a devoted and sacrificial husband, and loving father and grandfather to their children, Christopher (wife Kassie and grandson James) and Emily, all of whom survive him.

Leo owned Parkway Tree Service in Minneapolis for 40 years. He labored tirelessly every day of his life.

He loved automobiles, and restored to perfection many classic cars from the 1950s, along with several Corvettes. Leo could fix anything, and kept a spotless garage.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock, AR, where a funeral service took place Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m., with visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the services.

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