Jean Essenburg

Obituary for Jean Essenburg

December 31, 1950 - November 12, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 66


Jean Essenburg, 66, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Jean was born in Holland, Michigan, to C. Max and Esther (Laman) Flowerday on New Years Eve in 1950. In 1969 she graduated from Holland High School, and went on to Pine Rest Nursing School, graduating in 1970. Jean married the love of her life, Irv Essenburg, on September 11, 1970, at First Reformed Church of Holland. Jean and Irv started their family in Zeeland where they raised their daughter Kimberly. They are members of Faith Reformed Church. Jean was a nurse and she worked in an internist's office and in local public schools.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Irv Essenburg, their daughter Kimberly Essenburg of Rockford, siblings: Dale and Karen Flowerday of Holland, Carl and Ginny Flowerday of Holland; in-laws: Bob and Sandy Essenburg of Zeeland, Mark and Londa Essenburg of Zeeland, and many extended family and friends.

A service to honor the faith and life of Jean Essenburg will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 17, at Faith Church, 220 West Central Ave., Zeeland 49464. Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Thursday, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland, and also from 10:00-10:45 Friday, prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in West Drenthe Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Smile or Hospice of Holland.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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