Obit: Ensign, Harold W. #2 (1928 - 2012)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Bjerke-Ulliman, Dietel, Ensign, Forkins, Highman, Holzl, Kahan, Siman, Welch

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 07/05/2012

Geckler, Katherine J. (Spieles) (24 AUG 1928 - 1 JUL 2012)

Harold W. Ensign, age 83, of Dorchester, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate.

Harold was born in Lodi, Ohio, on August 24, 1928 to Clyde E. Ensign and Cora (Welch) Ensign.

On June 17, 1950, Harold married Irma Jean Highman. He worked as a machinist for Ridge Tool Company for a short time. He then farmed in Ohio and hauled milk for some years. Harold also was a realtor that sold farms and farm land in Ohio.

In 1977, Harold purchased a farm near Colby where he farmed with his son, Ed. They sold the farm in 1997. He then worked for Christensen Farms and later worked part time until the time of his death. Harold lost his first wife in 1994. He met and married Grace Dietel in 1999 and moved to Dorchester.

Harold is survived by his wife, Grace; his son, Dan of Spencer, Ohio; five grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Forkins of Sheffield Village, Ohio, Heidi Holzl of Marshfield, David Ensign of Colby and Ethan and Evan Ensign of Unity; two great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Mathew Forkins; five step-grandchildren, James (Roxie) Kahan of Reedsville, Ray (Jan) Kahan of Marathon, David (Roxy) Kahan of Lublin, Linda Redig of Spencer and Harry (Karen) Kahan of Eau Claire; eight step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by his brothers, Charles and Frank (Ernestine) Ensign of Ohio; sisters, Doris (George) Siman of Ohio and Bertha of North Carolina; and his sisters-in-law, Martha and Dodie of Ohio and Lilian of Pennsylvania.

Harold is preceded in death by two infant sons; his son, Ed; his first wife, Irma Jean; and nine brothers and sisters.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford assisted the family with arrangements.



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