Brenda Lu Eskew



Lakeview – Brenda Lu Eskew, age 62, of Lakeview, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 02, 2016 at Pleasantridge Manor Adult Foster Care in Marion, Michigan. Brenda was born December 3, 1953 in Greenville, Michigan, the daughter of Ivan and Beverly (Townsend) VanNortwick. She was raised at Cook’s Corners and in Turk Lake and graduated from Lakeview High School Class of 1972. Brenda attended Beauty College in Mt. Pleasant. Brenda met the love of her life Ronald Bruce Eskew in 1979 at Electrolux and they married on May 2, 1980. Brenda was employed by Lakeview Baptist Church as a School Secretary for over two years and then as a teacher for over eighteen years. She enjoyed crafting, music, fishing, camping. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church working with Bus Ministry for over twenty-five years and was well loved by many bus kids.

Brenda will be deeply missed by her husband Ronald Eskew of Lakeview; four children Heather (Doug) Beimers of Lowell, Jamika (Robert) Bain of Marion, Brian Eskew of Grand Rapids, Amber (Jacob) Gieseler of Lapeer; ten grandchildren Christian Beimers, Delaney Beimers, Reagan Gieseler, Wyatt Gieseler, Skylar Brooke Lowe, Alicia (Michael) Gignac, Trenton DeBoer; Allison DeBoer, Devyn Christensen, and Alexis Bain; three great-grandchildren Raeanne Pierce, London Pierce, and Ryker Gignac; several nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Ivan and Beverly VanNortwick; two stepmothers Barbara Blackmer-VanNortwick and Virginia VanNortwick; one baby brother Ron VanNortwick; one sister Kendra (Robert) Borden; one grand-daughter Aubreigh Bain; and one grandchild baby Gieseler.

Services for Brenda will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at Lakeview Baptist Church in Lakeview, Michigan with Pastor Zane Abberger officiating. Visitation for Brenda will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview, Michigan and on Saturday, one hour before the service. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brenda’s memory may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church. 



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  • Penny (Tuesday, May 03 16 03:10 pm EDT)

    Love and prayers to the family. Brenda was a lovely person with a huge heart for people. She will be missed!

  • Shannon (Tuesday, May 03 16 04:28 pm EDT)

    Prayers to the family and friends. I went to school with Brenda and even though we weren't real close I always remember her to be so sweet and gentle with a good heart, I know she will be greatly

  • Lois Schneider (Tuesday, May 03 16 07:54 pm EDT)

    Prayers goes out to the family. Brenda was a kind and sweet person and a joy to hang out with. She will greatly missed my her family mostly and all her friends. May she rest in peace now.

  • Barbara mullin (Tuesday, May 03 16 08:51 pm EDT)

    Prays for the family she was a great lady

    In our prayers
    The mullin family
    Barb Charles and april

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim Nowatzke (Wednesday, May 04 16 09:28 am EDT)

    We are friendsof Dave and Linda Eskew and have been praying for Brenda. Our condolences to the Eskew family for their loss. Brenda, as we understand , was very strong in her faith so she is now with
    her Lord enjoying the fruits of her labors. May the peace of Christ be with all of you.

  • Jennifer (Nielsen) Schwandt (Wednesday, May 04 16 10:50 am EDT)

    Thoughts and prayers go to Brenda's family. My family lived across the street from Brenda and the kids in Lakeview.
    I would bump into her occasionally and loved catching up for a minute. She had a heart of gold.

  • Rose Roehrborn (Wednesday, May 04 16 10:25 pm EDT)

    My heart and prayers are with you! Brenda was such an amazing lady and loved everyone. She will be missed. May Jesus wrap his arms of love and strength around you all.

  • Aunt Karen Lloenig (Wednesday, May 04 16 11:31 pm EDT)

    Beautiful . She lived The Lord , her family and her church. I didn't know her, wine I had. She has inspired many. My prayers are with you all.

  • Jonda and Shelby (Thursday, May 05 16 06:02 am EDT)

    Thoughts and prayers Jamie,Rob and family.❤

  • Jackie (Friday, May 06 16 04:53 pm EDT)

    That wonderful smile will always be remembered as well as her giving nature. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • John and Shandy Carper (Saturday, May 07 16 07:53 am EDT)

    Mrs Eskew was an amazing lady. She was always willing to listen. I absolutely feel blessed that I have been able to know her for the past 25 years. My heart breaks for all of us, especially her
    family, that are now without this amazing lady. I love you all. RIP Mrs Eskew. I love you.

  • clarisa Roberts keuhs (Saturday, May 07 16 02:00 pm EDT)

    Rip Brenda such a sweet lady. Prayers to her family.

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