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Eugene and Janet Ensminger

Obituary for Eugene and Janet Ensminger

Sebring, Florida


Eugene "Gene" "Papa Gene" Ensminger passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side in their home on June 8, 2017 in Sebring, FL at the age of 85. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Janet, his son Terry (Cherie) Ensminger, daughter Cindy (Rick) Genslinger and step-son Kevin Heiman. Beloved grandchildren Erika (Tom) Krohn, Traci (Brett) Johnigk, Brian (Jessica) Genslinger, step-grandchildren Jeremy (Amy) Moore, Ashley (Terry) Jackson, Jared Moore, Kassandra Heiman, Elise Heiman and several beloved great-grandchildren. Also survived by the mother of his children, Barbara (Ensminger) Ammer.

Gene was proceeded in death by his parents George and Marion Ensminger, brothers Donald and George, his son and daughter-in-law Gary and Debbie Ensminger and his step-daughter Debra Moore.

Gene was born on May 23, 1932 in Aurora, IL and graduated from West Aurora High School in 1950. He retired from Teamsters after many years of service.

He enjoyed many years at his Lake Holiday home with his children, grandchildren, friends and extended family. He was a master storyteller with a passion for making people laugh.

As per his wishes, Gene was cremated and his remains will stay with his wife Janet, until they are buried together in Aurora, IL. Dual service to be held at that time.

A special thanks to Cornerstone Hospice for all the love and support given to Gene and his family during their time of need.


Janet M Ensminger "Florida Grandma" passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on 12/7/2019 in Sebring FL. She is survived by her loving Son Kevin (Ini) Heiman, Son in law Michael Moore, Sisters Marion Reck, and Elsie Locke, Grandchildren Jeremy (Amy) Moore, Jared Moore, Ashley (Terry) Jackson, Kassandra Heiman, Elise Heiman along with her extended family Terry (Cherie) Ensminger, Cindy (Rick) Genslinger and step -grandchildren Erika (Tom) Krohn, Traci (Brett) Johnigk , along with several great-grandchildren.

Janet was proceeded in death by the love of her life Eugene Ensminger, her parents Robert and Alma Kissel, and siblings Lorraine, Lowell, Ruth, Avis, and Robert, along with her beloved daughter Debra Moore.

Janet was born September 17, 1932 in Rake Iowa and graduated from West Aurora High School; she later went to work for and retired from Farmers Insurance. She spent many years in Sugar Grove Illinois, and later moved to Florida with her husband, and was a member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery Illinois.

Janet was the best grandparent anyone could ever ask for; she was the master Kringla maker and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She spent her time shopping for gifts for the grandkids and great- grandkids and making cookies for any occasion. She was always very well put together, and enjoyed stories of her loved ones.

A special thanks to Cornerstone Hospice for the care they gave to Janet during her time of need.

Visitation for Janet and Gene will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 1:30 pm until time of service 2 pm at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506 followed by a burial at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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