Martin C. Esenther, 89, of Brookfield, died Jan. 4, 2015.

Mr. Esenther was born in Chicago on April 19, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a supervisor for the telephone company prior to retirement.

He was the husband of the late Mary C. Esenther (nee Johnson); the father of Thomas (Katherine) Esenther, Cort (Debra) Esenther, Emily (Rick) Genrich, Daniel (Linda) Esenther and the late Barbara (Lester) Wallace; the grandfather of Zack (Dawn) Genrich, Willow (Brian) Haan, Missy (Lee) Econom, Logan Esenther, Brandon Esenther, Colby (Christine) Esenther, Jake Esenther and Joe Esenther; and the great-grandfather of eight.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. until a noon service at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield.