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Donald “Don” Charles Ensign
Donald “Don” Charles EnsignSports CarDonald “Don” Charles Ensign, age 62, of Richwood passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Kobacker House in Columbus following a brief illness.

He was born in Springfield on December 23, 1954, to the late James and Norma Ensign and was a 1973 graduate of Northeastern High School in Springfield.  Don graduated from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan in 1977.  On October 26, 1985, Don married Pamela Jane Leeper in Marion and she survives in Richwood.  

Don enjoyed traveling, collecting watches, and photography. Don was also very passionate about cars.  He enjoyed going to car shows, working on cars, and reading about or watching any program on television that had to do with cars.  He passed his knowledge and passion of cars onto his son, Sam.  Don’s automotive career began by detailing cars in high school and later working at Mills Chevrolet in Richwood as a car salesman.  He then went to work at Honda of America Manufacturing in 1987 and retired in 2014, with the last three years being spent working in Mexico getting a new Honda manufacturing plant up and running.

In addition to his wife, Don is survived by one son, Samuel (Caitlin) Ensign of Radnor.  He is also survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister:  Douglas Ensign of Medford, Oregon; Dennis Ensign of Delaware; Dean Ensign of Springfield; and Brenda (John) Brown of South Charleston.  He is also survived by one aunt, Sharon Flannery of Indianapolis, Indiana, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Edward Wahl officiating. Burial will follow in Price Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Union County Humane Society, 16540 County Home Road, Marysville, OH 43040.

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#2 from: Mac McGinnis
Bellefontaine, Ohio
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Don was one of kind. The most thorough and focused person I've ever worked with. His attention to detail showed in every facet of his life. From his job, his cars, his family, and his home. I enjoyed working with Don for many years. Our trip together to Mexico once will never be forgotten. Don had a sometimes dry and sarcastic humor that just made me laugh. I will miss him and our occasional meetings at Bob Evans to reminisce. My thoughts are with Pam and Sam. God Bless.

#3 from: Lisa Dalton-Robinson
Columbus, OH
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 2:25 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Don Ensign. He was my Honda buddy, I remember traveling with him to a supplier in KY and we laughed about loving the song "Float On" by the Floaters.  Rest well my friend, you will be missed.

#4 from: Calvin and Valerie Thomas
New Albany,  Ohio 43054
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Sending out our deepest sympathies for the loss of Don. He was a loyal Honda co-worker and fun guy.  May God give you peace and find memories of the life and love he leaves behind,which lives on through the people he loved.

#5 from: Bob and Polly
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Don was a fun, intelligent, honest, warm, funny, inquisitive soul that was accepting and giving to others.  A story teller with a gift to paint a picture with such detail that amused others and himself.  We are better having known him.  He was simply a really good guy that was unique and will always be in our hearts.  

#6 from: Michael kenerly
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 1:19 AM

We traveled to Japan together in 2004. Will miss him.I used to bug him to buy his cars,IE the green Acura TL.
He also disliked being late to any meeting.

#7 from: Jason & Jennifer Rice
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 8:24 AM

Pam and family we are so sorry to hear of Don passing you are in our prayers.

#8 from: Ronald Jemison
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Don and I were work friends at Honda very funny guy and Loved his cars his family will be n my prayers

#9 from: Leslie Eley
Columbus, Ohio
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Sam - I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#10 from: Fred Smith
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM

My sincere condolences to the family of Don,he and I worked together at Mills,have real found memories of working together,may our Father in heaven comfort you in this time,in my prayers

#11 from: Jay & Carol Stidham
Hilton Head Island, SC
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Carol & I would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Ensign family during this difficult time.  I remember fondly all the good times had at the Leeper family get-togethers with Don and the whole family.  He will be sorely missed.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

#12 from: Dana McBrien
Honda North America
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 3:55 PM

As a former co-worker of Don's at Honda, I am so sorry to hear about his passing.  I had the distinct pleasure to work with Don over the years and we will all miss his wonderful, dry sense of humor.  My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his loss.

#13 from: Nancy George
Marysville, Ohio
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 7:41 PM

Dear Pam and Sam:   I am so sorry for your loss.  You are in my prayers.  God bless you both.

#14 from: Joe & Loretta McCarty
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:43 PM

Dear Sam ,Caitlin and family, We are so very sorry for by our loss. Our heartfelt  thoughts  and prayers  are  with you at this most sad time.

#15 from: Mike & Debbie Miller
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 6:56 AM

Pam and Sam,  So sorry to hear about Don.  Great memories of the Mill's Chevrolet days.  May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.  Thinking of you and sending hugs.

#16 from: Sharrie & Ken Cox
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 8:17 AM

Pam & Family:  We are so sorry for your loss.  We are thinking of you & praying for you.  

#17 from: Ron & Sue Graham
Davenport Fl
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 8:21 AM

Pam, Sam, Catlin & family:  So sorry for your loss of Don, our Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!
Don was a great friend & inspiration to me on the many visits while I was fighting cancer! I will miss our outings to car shows & cruise in's!
In closing, I just want to say it's not good bye, we will see you later my friend @ our eternal home! Rest in peace my friend!

#18 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Heartfelt prayers and sympathies to you and Sam. May you find healing in all your wonderful memories and love throughout the years.

#19 from: Pam Bumgarner
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:35 PM

Dear Pam and Sam,
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your husband but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  May you find and feel the love of this community.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Pam Bumgarner

#20 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 5:57 AM

Dear Pam, Sam, and family,  So sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, best friend, father, wonderful disciple of the Lord, and much more.  May God wrap His loving arms around each of you who loved Don so very much and give you comfort, love, peace, and understanding.  Love you!  God Bless!

#21 from: Danae Marquis
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 11:46 PM

Pam and Sam- you are in my thoughts and prayers!

#22 from: Nancy Wiley
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Pam I am so sorry to hear about your husband.  I feel your pain and know how hard it is to loose a loved one.  May God give you strength at this difficult time and may you be surrounded by family and friends.  God Bless.

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