Stapleton, GA – Victor “Leon” Ensz, 89, loving husband of 65 years to Lenora Giesbrecht Ensz, entered into rest Wednesday evening, November 27, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM Sunday morning, December 1, 2013 at Harmony Springs Mennonite Church with Ministers Verle Giesbrecht, Lee Unruh and Maynard Peters officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
One of seven children born to the late Anna Loewen Ensz and the late Abraham A. Ensz, Leon grew up in Peabody KS. After marrying the love of his life, they later moved to Georgia in 1956 where he was a dairy farmer until 1974. He then opened a small engine repair shop near Louisville, retiring in 2009 at the age of 85. Leon was an active member of Harmony Springs Mennonite Church and enjoyed helping in all the church projects. He was an outdoorsman and nature lover, and could often be found hunting or fishing. Leon was a quiet, efficient, frugal realist who had a good sense of humor and never got in a hurry—always calm and contented. A man of principles, this devoted husband and father found great joy and pleasure when with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Leon is also preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Jean Ensz; and his siblings, Jake Ensz, Josephine Friesen, Erma Redger, Allen Ensz and Marlyn Ensz. Other survivors include his children, Sharon Hiebert of Murray KY, Gene Ensz (Venora) of DelNorte CO, Gerald Ensz (Marilyn) of Union Town AL, Barbara Holdeman (Robert) of Cameroon Africa, and Judy Schmidt (Don) of Stapleton; a brother Emory Ensz (Juanita) of Montezuma KS; 18 grandchildren; and 41 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his grandsons—Darwin Ensz, Jeremy Ensz, Clay Hiebert, Craig Holdeman, Jonathan Holdeman and Gregory Schmidt.
The family will receive friends and share memories at Harmony Springs Mennonite Church from 5:30-8:00PM on Saturday, November 30, 2013.