In Memory of Esten Morseth

September 29, 1952 - January 10, 2019

Esten O. Morseth, age 66, of Frederic, passed away on January 10, 2019, with his family by his side. 

Esten was born on September 29, 1952, in St. Paul, MN, to parents, Anne (Hecky) and Oscar Morseth. He graduated from Webster High School in 1971. On June 10, 1972, Esten married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Engebretson, at the old Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Webster, WI. 

Esten served in the United States Air Force from 1971 - 1977 during the end of the Vietnam Era. He served as a fuel specialist and was stationed in England, Italy, Germany and later in Michigan. In 1977, the family moved to Webster and then in 1986 to Frederic. Esten served on the R.O.C. for the Burnett County Sheriff's department for many years. He also worked as a police officer for the village of Frederic and later at the Frederic Co-op. When it came to jobs and personal projects, Esten truly was a jack of all trades and master of all. 

Esten enjoyed gardening and was very proud of his flowerbeds. He loved feeding the wildlife animals who would visit frequently including: birds, deer and sometimes bears. Esten enjoyed woodworking, leather work and painting. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Esten had a passion for antiquing, garage sales and thrift store finds. He was a very social person who greatly enjoyed visiting with people. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. 

Preceding Esten in death are his parents; step-mother, Marie; half-sisters, Beaulah and Dorothy; and half-brother, Nicholas; Also, Father-in-law, Leonard Engebretson.

Esten is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon; children: Bradley (Tracey) Morseth, Nicholas (Amanda) Morseth, Emily (Andy) Barry; grandchildren: Hailey, Hannah, Zachary, Isabella, Violet, Ashley, Oakley, William and Benjamin; sisters, Mildred and Patricia; mother-in-law, Violet Engebretson; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 2:00 PM (visitation from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, WI, with full military honors commencing after the service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, WI. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com 

Last Update: Jan 11, 2019 12:02 pm CST

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