AMerican Veteran 11

Leonard "Perk" J. Ensing

July 25, 1927 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 92)


Leonard J. “Perk” Ensing, age 92, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

He was born July 25, 1927 in Reed City to John and Ruby (Dolley) Ensing.

Perk enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and served on the USS Independence. He was united in marriage to Dorothy J. Campbell on August 21, 1948. After marrying he worked in Grand Rapids for ten years before moving to McBain on a small farm.  He enjoyed gardening, raising farm animals and always found time for hunting and fishing.  Perk was a member of the Moddersville Reformed Church and the Marion VFW.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Dot” and children: Johnny (Suzanne) Ensing, Connie (Steve) Herweyer, Bonnie Ensing,   Ronnie (Barb) Ensing and Roxane Ensing and seventeen grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

He is also survived by two brothers: Donald (Marilyn) Ensing and Lewis Ensing and three sisters: Marge McKize, Carol (Walter) Hunt and Mary (Virgil) Wilson.

Perk was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Richard Ensing, Robert Ensing, James Ensing and Keith Ensing and two sisters: Barb Leach and Ruth Consoer.

A Celebration of Life to honor Perk will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Clam Union Township Hall on Stoney Corners Rd.

Burial will take place in the Vogel Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Marion VFW

The family is being served by the Young-Holdship Funeral Home in Lake City.

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Celebration of Life
June 27, 2020

1:00 PM
Clam Union Township Hall
Stoney Corners Road
Vogel Center, MI 49657

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