Douglas Ensign of Kingston, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Covenant Health Care – Cooper in Saginaw. Doug was born February 29, 1936, in Caro, the son of the late Leland and Alice (Dorrance) Ensign, and was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1954. He was united in marriage with the former Marilyn G. Rich on December 1, 1956, at the Goodland Baptist Church in Brown City. Doug started out working for his father at Doug’s Mobile Service. He went on to work at Dave Hall Chevrolet in Marlette, and finished his working career at Saginaw Steering Gear where he worked on the line, advancing to a machinist position, for 30 years prior to his retirement. Doug was an all-around jack-of-all-trades, having built his own home. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, snowmobiling, camping and hunting.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 years, Marilyn Ensign; six children and their spouses: Wayne and Janet Ensign of Gladwin, Lyle Ensign of Kingston, Kelly and Larry Harding of Cedar Springs, Randy and Becky Ensign of Howard City, Ronald and Rhonda Ensign of Gregory, Steve Ensign of Kingston; grandchildren and spouses: Mindy, Danny and Kristin, Melissa and Paul, Dana and Derek, Justin and Karri, Douglas, Josh and Shelby, Becca, Nick, Jake, Erin, Katelyn, Kristen, Kyle, Alax, Alison, and Ashley; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister and spouse, Marguerite and Jim Caswell; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by three siblings and their spouses: Eleanor and Frank Brooks, Dorothy and Basil Hudson, Lee and Theda Ensign.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Pastor Keith Mead officiating. Burial will follow at the Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Ensign Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Marilyn Ensign, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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