Passing of Eugene “Spud” Ensing

spud1Ensing, Eugene Charles 12/31/1926 – 1/17/2015 Rockford Mr. Eugene “Spud” Ensing of Rockford, age 88 went home to his Lord and Savior Saturday, January 17, 2015. He was born in Grand Rapids to Gerritt and Dorothy (Hart) Ensing in 1926. Spud served his county and flag in the US Navy during WWII and in the US Air Force during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired from the US Air Force in 1968. After retirement he worked for Northern Air and Herman Miller’s flight department. In his spare time he volunteered for many organizations, such as the Cedar Springs Historical Society, as a flag marshal for Sports Car Club of America and Championship Auto Raspud2cing Teams. Spud also was a member of International Plastic Modelers Society, a charter member of the Smithsonian Air Museum, and a member of National Naval Aviation Museum. In his lifetime he also visited 127 countries and all 50 states. Despite all these achievements and interests’ one of the most important things to him was spending time with his family. Eugene will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and all who knew him. He is survived by his loving children, Priscilla (Fred) Finch, Gordon (Connie) Ensing, Deborah (Mitch) Millhuff, Donald Ensing; grandchildren, Shannon Finch, Shawn Finch, Meghann (Sean) Evans; great-grandchildren, Haley Finch, Zoe Evans, Sammy Evans; step-mother of more than 60 years, Ethel Ensing; brothers and sisters, Donna (Ensing) Alverson, Gary (Jan) Ensing, Tammy (Bill) Heydens, Marlene (Eddie) Vasquez, Dale (Debra) Ensing, Kevin (Deena) Ensing, Steve (Shari) Ensing; brothers-in-law, Barney Townes, George Allington, Larry Squires; and many nieces and nephews. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Alma (Weller); and sister, Eleanor Squires.

 

The Funeral Service will be 11 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S Main Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. There will be a time of visitation from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341.

 

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to;
  • Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S Main Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
  • Vista de la Montana United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Mira Vista Lane, Tucson, AZ 85739
  • National Navel Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C, Navel Air Station, Pensacola, FL 32508
  • The 390th Memorial Museum, 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85756. Pederson Funeral Home
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  1. Bill says:

    Rest in peace.

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