James Ensing

James Ronald Ensing

Sunday, August 20th, 1961 - Friday, January 29th, 2021
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James Ronald (Jim) Ensing, 59, of Grand Rapids, MI passed away peacefully on 1/29/21 in Grand Rapids, MI after a courageous 3rd bout with cancer. Jim was born in Grand Rapids, MI to Ron and Helen Ensing on 8/20/61. He graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 1979. He worked for Standard Lumber for over 30 years. He loved his family, friends, dogs, MSU, doing projects, helping people, being outdoors, and boating. He didn’t take his second chances at life for granted and lived and loved to the fullest.

Jim is survived by his wife, Melissa, children Nathaniel (Marrisa) Ensing, Hannah Ensing, their mother Laurie Ensing, grandsons Xander and Mason, brothers Mike (Peg) Ensing, Todd (Suzie) Ensing, Cliff Ensing, mother-in-law Denise Rypma, brothers-in-law Ken and Scott Rypma, nephews Christopher (Sierra) Ensing, Eric Ensing, Lewis Rypma, and niece Melissa (Nick) Prill. He is preceded in death by his parents Ron and Helen Ensing and father-in-law Bob Rypma.

A private funeral service will be held at Ada Bible Church at 1:30pm on February 2nd with Reverend Lew Vandermeer officiating for only immediate family. Relatives and friends may meet the family following the service at Gipper’s on Kraft Ave. from 4:00-7:00pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion through
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Jeorjettie Rick

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I loved when I had my boss in the passenger seat. We passed mill steel and I told him my dad worked there. He told me when he was younger he worked there. When I told him who my dad was. He lol and said " I loved your dads dirty jokes"! Funny what a small world we live in. RIP JimE! Hopefully my dad is telling you more dirty jokes!

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