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Esenbock, William Jon "Bill Steele"

December 19, 2020

William Jon "Bill Steele" Esenbock - age: 77
(December 28, 1942 to December 19, 2020 )
Resident of Potter Valley, California

Back in the day you could turn on you radio and listen to a LIVE voice over the air waves. Bill Steele was one of those morning DJ’s whose smooth delivery started your day right… one on one with his listeners.
William Jon Esenbock, “Bill Steele”, 77 passed away peacefully, December 19, 2020. He was at home in Potter Valley with his wife and children at his bedside.
Bill retired from KWINE FM radio in 2019. Most notably he was the morning DJ, Program Director and advertising salesman for Broadcasting Corporation of Mendocino and Lake Counties. After a stellar career in broadcasting totaling 50 years, he chose to hand up his earphones and concentrate on his health and spending more time with his family.

Bill was born in Monterey, California, December 28, 1942, to Harriet Adel Wusthof and John Leo Esenbock and stepson to Charles Hobart.

Surviving Bill is his loving wife of 40 years, Mary, his son and best friend, Will, twin daughters Jessica Detlefsen Manor (Marvin) and Erica C. Detlefsen, sister Linda Esenbock Albert (Steve), niece Kelli Albert Sumner (Eric), Zack and Kenzi Sumner, stepsister Pamela Esenbock Cottle, aunt, Marjorie Wusthof as well and many dear cousins.
Grateful thanks to his KWINE family, Guil and Gudrun Dye, Mike Spencer, Jan and Glen Steliga and Mark Pardini.
There will be no immediate memorial due to COVID. We will have a gathering when it is safe to do so.
Condolences cand be sent in care of Esenbock Family, P.O. Box 456, Potter Valley, Ca. 95469

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