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Jacob "Jack" Essenburg

Obituary for Jacob "Jack" Essenburg

June 12, 1950 - January 27, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 66


Jacob "Jack" Essenburg, age 66, of Holland, passed away Friday, January 27, 2016 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

At age 18, Jack volunteered for the U.S. Navy and served overseas during the Vietnam War. Though Jack is best remembered as one not to be afraid of hard work, he was also an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, active bowler, and golfer. He admired nature, whether walking or enjoying the evening on the deck alongside his wife, Julie. A faithful friend and devoted husband, Jack was undoubtedly adored by his family.

Jack is survived by his:

Wife of 10 years, Julie Essenburg

Ashley (Jon) Russell of Franklin, OH
Stephanie (Kyle) Yermalovich of Boston, MA
Callie (Scott) Brimberry of Chesapeake, VA
Jenny (Wil) Beyers of Chicago, IL

Katherine, Benjamin and Elizabeth Russell
Grace and Maximus Yermalovich
Jackson and Saywer Brimberry

Julius "Sonny" Essenburg of Holland

Dona Essenburg of Grandville

Carol (Randy) Bowerman of Holland
Gail (Don) Richter of Grand Rapids
Jim (Pam) Essenburg of Grand Rapids

Bishop Thomas (Phyllise) Huskey of Nashville, TN

Brothers and Sisters-in-Law
Kristin Huskey of Nashville, TN
Erin (Rufus) Lowe of Murfreesboro, TN
William (Claudia) Huskey of Nashville, TN

Funeral services with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 Saturday, February 4 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Reverend Thomas Huskey will officiate. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4-7pm Thursday, February 2, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be left online at

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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