Gerald L. “Jerry” Esser, age 71, of Nebraska City passed away July 7, 2018, at his home.
Jerry was born on June 25, 1947, in Nebraska City; the son of Henry “Hank” and Ida (Shaffar) Esser.  He attended school in Nebraska City. On Dec. 15, 2000, he was united in marriage to Pamela D. Bowen in Nebraska City.
Jerry owned and operated the Quality Radiator Shop in Nebraska City for many years.  He also drove truck for many years; driving from coast to coast and border to border.  He was a member of the Eagles and the Otoe County Wildlife Club.  Jerry was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Esser of Nebraska City; son Jeff Esser and wife Lisa of Nebraska City and daughter Jeri L. Beckman and husband Kevin of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister Mary Kreifels of Nebraska City and sister-in-law Marlene Esser of Riverton, Iowa; other family and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by brother Steve Esser, sister Donna Cerney as well as his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating. Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.