: Sadly, Joseph Essex, a 29-year-old resident of DeKalb, Illinois, unexpectedly passed away on November 19, 2023. He was employed by Northern Illinois University and leaves behind a loving family. Funeral services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Waterman, Illinois. Friends are invited to pay their respects before the service. Let’s find out more here:
Joseph Essex Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Essex, a beloved resident of DeKalb, Illinois. Joseph’s unexpected death occurred on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the age of 29. Born on February 14, 1994, in Aurora, Illinois, Joseph was welcomed into the world by his parents, Glenn Essex and Jeanne (Culbertson) Essex.
Early Life and Family
Joseph’s journey began in Paw Paw, Illinois, where he was born and raised. Unfortunately, he experienced the loss of his mother, Jeanne Essex, in 2017. Prior to his birth, Joseph’s maternal grandmother, Joan Culbertson, and his grandfathers, William Culbertson and Homer Essex, had already passed away. Despite these challenges, Joseph’s family provided him with a loving and supportive environment, shaping him into the remarkable individual he became.
Employment and Residence
Joseph dedicated several years of his life to Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb, Illinois. His commitment and hard work made a significant impact within the university community. Joseph’s contributions will be remembered and cherished by his colleagues and friends at Northern Illinois University.
Surviving Family Members
Joseph is survived by his father, Glenn A. Essex, who resides in Paw Paw, Illinois. He is also survived by his brothers, Glenn A. Essex Jr., residing in North Aurora, Illinois, and Jonathan Essex, residing in Oak Brook, Illinois. Additionally, his sister, Kaitlyn Essex, resides in DeKalb, Illinois. Joseph’s maternal grandmother, Edith Essex, continues to live in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who will forever cherish his memory.
During this difficult time, we extend our deepest condolences to Joseph’s family and friends. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
As we gather to honor the life of Joseph Essex, we would like to provide you with the details of the funeral arrangements. It is a time for us to come together, pay our respects, and celebrate the memories we shared with Joseph.
Location and Time
The funeral services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Waterman, Illinois. The address is 1001 E. Garfield Street. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at seven o’clock in the evening. It is important to note that private arrangements will be made for the burial.
Visitation and Service
Prior to the funeral service, there will be a visitation period at the Nelson Funeral Home. Starting at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, friends are welcome to pay their respects and offer their condolences to the family. The visitation will continue until the start of the service. This is an opportunity for us to come together, share stories, and support one another during this difficult time.
If you require any additional information or have any questions regarding the funeral arrangements, please visit the Nelson Funeral Homes website at www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com. Alternatively, you can reach out to them directly by calling 815-264-3362. The compassionate staff at Nelson Funeral Homes will be available to assist you and provide any necessary guidance.
Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements for Joseph Essex. They have a wealth of experience in handling funeral services with care and professionalism. For more information about their services and to learn more about the arrangements, please visit their website. The staff at Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory will ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing us to focus on honoring Joseph’s life and supporting his family during this challenging time.
We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Joseph Essex, a beloved resident of DeKalb, Illinois. Joseph, who was only 29 years old, left us on November 19, 2023. Born on February 14, 1994, in Aurora, Illinois, he was the cherished son of Glenn Essex and Jeanne (Culbertson) Essex.
Joseph dedicated several years of his life working at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He is survived by his father, Glenn A. Essex of Paw Paw, Illinois, as well as his brothers Glenn A. Essex Jr. of North Aurora, Illinois, and Jonathan Essex of Oak Brook, Illinois. His sister, Kaitlyn Essex, resides in DeKalb, Illinois. Joseph is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Edith Essex of Crystal Lake, Illinois, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Waterman, Illinois, located at 1001 E. Garfield Street. The service will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM. Private arrangements will be made for the burial. Friends are invited to pay their respects at the Nelson Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 2:00 PM until the start of the service. For more information, please visit or call 815-264-3362. Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
During this difficult time, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Joseph’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.
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