Michael Kent Esmoil
December 8, 1946 - July 9, 2018

Michael Kent Esmoil

Michael Kent Esmoil
Dec 8, 1946 - Jul 9, 2018

Michael Kent Esmoil

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Michael 'Mike' Kent Esmoil, 71, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Pastor Dan Schoepf will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the combined squads of the American Legion Post No 27 and the V.F.W. Post 1565.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post No 27.

Michael 'Mike' was born on December 8, 1946, in Muscatine, the son of Lyall and Lenore Hopkins Esmoil. His first marriage was to Linda Coulter on December 23, 1966. She preceded him in death on October 10, 1982. He married Charlotte Reifert on July 3, 1997, in Muscatine.

He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post No 27 and the NRA.

He was a maintenance supervisor at Kent Feeds retiring in 2001.

Mike loved carpentry work, repairing small engines and had restored a 1941 Case tractor. He enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren wrestle. He was proud to attend the state wrestling meet this spring and watch his grandson win his second state championship. He was an avid gardener, birdwatcher and enjoyed watching the squirrels as well. He loved his cat, Vern. He truly loved his children and family.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Charlotte Esmoil of Muscatine; his children, Michelle Esmoil of Muscatine, Mark Esmoil and wife, Chari, of West Liberty, Matthew Esmoil and wife, Kathy, of Nichols, Amy Eichelberger and husband, Myron, of Muscatine, and Emily Druhl and husband, Matthew, of Nashua, New Hampshire; 12 grandchildren; and two brothers, Orval Esmoil and wife, Judy, of Muscatine, and James Esmoil of Madison, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Linda; one sister, Cheryl Brenneman; and one brother, Ronald Esmoil.


Doug Maurer on Jul 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss Mike will be missed. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. Doug Maurer

Roger & Elaine Bates on Jul 12, 2018

Charlotte & Family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mike. I so enjoyed visiting with him at our monthly Class of 65 luncheons - he will be missed. Sorry Elaine & I left for vacation today. Know that Mike and you are in our prayers.
Roger & Elaine Bates

Barbara & Jim Mallder on Jul 12, 2018

Barbara & Jim Mallder
Charlotte & Family, Our hearts go out to you & the family for your loss of Mike. He was a wonderful brother-in-law & we shall miss him very much. We send our love.

Carolyn Reifert on Jul 12, 2018

Aunt Charlotte and family, I was shocked to hear of Mike's passing. I am so very sorry. Please except my deepest sympathies. Love to you all. Carolyn Reifert

Robyn Hogan on Jul 11, 2018

Charlotte & family, My sincere condolences, I am saddened for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Robyn Hogan

Jane Daufeldt on Jul 11, 2018

Char and family members, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. In memories we find comfort and in time I hope you will find peace. God bless you all!

Carolyn & Dave Thompson on Jul 10, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you, Charlotte, and the entire family in the loss of Michael. Dave enjoyed working with Mike for many years at Kent Feeds, and we always enjoyed visiting with you folks. May the LORD continue to comfort you and yours. Hugs and love. Dave and Carolyn Thompson

Janet and Tony Rickey on Jul 10, 2018

Charlotte and family, Tony and I are saddened by Mike's passing. In our morning "get togethers" you talked about him so much that I could actually visualize Mike fixing the coffee pot over and over, or another "appliance" of yours to keep them going and going. You have our deepest sympathy and may GOD watch over you and the family as you go through this sad time. Love you, Janet and Tony

Sallie Brown Richardson on Jul 10, 2018

Aunt Charlotte and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Love Sallie & Joey Richardson

Dyann & Dave Roby on Jul 10, 2018

Mike was a kind man with a big heart. May his memories comfort your heart. Blessing from Dyann & Dave Roby

Pam Arnold on Jul 10, 2018

Uncle Mike, I will miss you dearly. I have fond memories growing up with you as my fun uncle. You were truly a wonderful, caring, giving man. Love you! Pam



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:00 AM

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