Christopher L. Esch of Indianola, Neb., died Friday, September 14, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 24 years old.
Chris was born on July 28, 1983, in McCook to Vernon and Sara (Doyle) Esch. He has been a special needs person since birth. He attended the Development Center in McCook. Chris enjoyed quality time with his family attending church, sporting events, and watching TV.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Robert and Emma Mae Doyle and Walter and Rose Esch and second wife, Emma Esch.
Survivors include his parents, Vernon and Sara of rural Indianola; three brothers, Gene of Indianola, Brian and wife, Mary of McCook, Darren and wife, Tyler of Indianola; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor Kevin Schnakenberg officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery at McCook.
Memorials may be given for special needs equipment.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Heaven's Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from earth,
"It's time again for another birth."
Said the angels of the Lord above.
This Special Child will need much love,
His progress may seem very slow;
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he'll require much extra care
From all the folks he meets down there.
He may not laugh or run or play;
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won't adapt,
And he'll be known as "Handicapped"
So, let's be careful where he's sent,
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord, find the Parents who
Will do this Special Job for you.
They will not realize right away
The Leading Role they're asked to play,
But with the Child from Above,
Comes Stronger Faith and Richer Love.
And soon they'll know the Privilege given
In caring for this Gift from Heaven -
Their Precious Child so meek and mild
Is "Heaven's Very Special Child."