John Christopher Esselink

John Christopher Esselink went home to be with his Lord on August 31, 2020.

John was born November 24, 1924 in Barchem, Gelderland, Netherlands to Gerrit and Elisabeth (Lisa) Esselink; the third child of six, with two brothers and three sisters. During WWII, John hid from the Germans at his uncle’s farm since all Dutch boys over seventeen were required to work for the German army. Unfortunately, he was captured and forced to work in concentration camps in Austria and Russia until the war ended in 1945.


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