Dolores Mildred Esler

May 19, 1925 ‒ September 08, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield: Dolores Mildred Esler, 96, of Mansfield passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in Strongsville, surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Phillip and Helen (Anderson) Feikert, Dolores was born May 19, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri.

She married Wilbert A. Esler on May 28, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan.  The two moved to the Mansfield area in the 1950’s.

Generous with her time, Dolores was blessed with a giving spirit.  She was a member at First English Lutheran Church where she served communion and also volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals. She enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross. Dolores volunteered at Lexington Elementary Schools to help students improve their reading.

At one time she was also a Brownie Leader.

Dolores was a wonderful homemaker, loving wife and mother.  A fabulous scratch cook and baker, she made delicious meals and the best homemade cookies, especially at Christmas.  Always fashionable, Dolores dressed impeccably from head to toe.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 72 years, Wilbert Esler of Mansfield; daughters Constance Esler and Carolyn Esler; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Norma Daniels, Virginia Burkhalter, and Philip Feikert.

Private graveside services will be held in Lexington Cemetery.  The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Esler family.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice, 440-816-5000, or First English Lutheran Church, 419-522-0662.

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  • My Condolences to the Esler family. Dolores was such a wonderful lady. Loved spending holidays with Delores and her family when I was younger. Delores was an excellent cook. My thoughts & prayers are with Delores’ family during this sad time.

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Dolores. she was a wonderful sweet lady, and will always remember her. So enjoyed taking both Wilbert and Dolores to the doctors last year, and visiting with them. A true friend. You have our condolences.
    Church Friends, Larry and Cheryl Lantz

  • Connie and your family,
    I’m saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. She sounds like a remarkable lady. Sending hugs and healing prayers.
    Barb Whitney Earles

  • Sending my deepest sympathies to Mr. Esler , Connie and Carolyn. There are no words adequate enough to ease your sorrow for such a profound loss. She was a warm and wonderful woman who was a beacon of light to all of those lucky enough to know her. I have fond memories of her when Carolyn and I were teenagers. I never knew her first name, it was always just Mrs. Esler , who was always busy fixing us something to eat. Wishing you all strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Her light will continue…

  • Will, Connie and Carolyn
    So sorry for your loss, Mrs Esler was such a wonderful lady and she will be missed by all who ever had the privilege of knowing her.

  • Oh Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was so welcoming whenever we came over to spend the night and she always had a smile on her face! Our thoughts and prayers are with your father , with Carolyn and with you.
    Nancy Banks

  • I knew and loved seeing and visiting with Dolores at First English Lutheran Church. She faithfully helped prepare and serve weekly Wednesday meals at our church for people of Mansfield who needed a warm meal. She was a sweet lady and loved her daughters beyond measure. Carolyn and Connie you have my sincere sympathy.

  • Ron and I want to send our sympathies to Will, Connie and Carolyn. We lived next door to Will and Dolores for a number of years and enjoy many happy memories of our friendship during that time. We were sorry to see them move away from the neighborhood. What great neighbors! My memories of Dolores include seeing her hang her laundry outside on a regular basis, enjoying her cats and following the Cincinnati Reds during the good and bad seasons. She was a delightful lady to know. Our hearts are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • My Aunt Dolores was the sweetest aunt any little (or big!) girl could ever dream of having. I used to spend a week at their house during the summers for 6-8 years. She never let me walk by her without her hugging me and calling me her “Honey Girl.” Aunt Dolores truly knew how to love. I will always always miss her. I send my love and condolences to Uncle Will, Connie, and Carolyn. They, too, are some of my favorite people on this earth.

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