John Essig

John Essig age 71, of Lamberton, MN died on July 5, 2024, at his home in Lamberton, MN.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Lamberton, MN.

Service will be held at the United Methodist Church on Thursday at 11:00 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Cathy Hoffbeck. Interment will be at the Lamberton Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

John William Essig was born on June 28, 1953, to Marlowe and Cheryl (Yackel) Essig. After graduating from Lamberton High School and then went on the Culinary School. John then worked in the restaurant business and then worked for Super Valu for many years, as a buyer. He then went on to work for McKesson in California as a V.P. of Private Label. Due to some health issues, John retired and moved back to Lamberton in 2014. John was fortunate to have traveled to many countries where he established many friendships and treasured memories. John enjoyed wintering at Apache Junction, AZ.

He is survived by his sisters – Sue (Jeff) Stoutland and Jo (Paul) Creighton; nephews – Justin Essig, Joshua Essig, Jacob Creighton, Ryan Creighton, Joey Stoutland, and Dan Stoutland; niece – Kelly Essig; and many great nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents – Marlow and Cheryl and a brother – William “Bill” Essig.