Terry Arnold Essenburg

3 July, 19479 October, 2021

Terry Essenburg, age 74, passed away on October 9, 2021 with his family by his side.

Terry was born to Arnold and Mae Essenburg on July 3, 1947 in Holland, Michigan, where he lived his whole life. Terry enjoyed helping his sons work on anything with a motor, watching his grandsons race dirtbikes, and the hunting trips to the "Mouse Trap," which were always an adventure. Terry retired from Magna Donnelly after 44 years of service. If anyone needed help, he was a phone call away, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Preceding him in death are his parents Arnold and Mae, brothers David and Rich Essenburg, and sister Bonnie Essenburg.

Terry is survived by his wife of 55 years Bonnie; his sons Steve (Renee), Mike (Leta); his grandsons Eric and Ryan Essenburg; brothers Rog and Jim; sisters Mary Naber and Karen Grotenhuis. Private services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


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Ruth Ann Slenk

26 October 2021

Sending the Essenburg Family my deepest condolences during this difficult time. I worked with Terry at Donnelly for 25 years (Ottawa Ave and 128th North). I have so many memories of him. Great Maintenance Man,Funny,Hot headed,stubborn but mostly KIND.. My Husband Ken worked with him for many years and thought the world of him. I’m sure Ken and Terry are sharing stories in heaven and having a drink. Don’t Cry because it’s over…Smile Because it Happened..Sending my Prayers to all❤️

Darin Loveland

22 October 2021

I worked with Terry at Magna/Donnelly until he retired. I just heard the sad news from a fellow coworker. I am so sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that Terry was a great man. He was very knowledgeable in his work and he taught me so much. He was always fun to be around. He will be missed.

Jodi Poynter

11 October 2021

I worked with Terry at Donnelly/Magna. To Terry’s family, please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers.

Linda Mccormick

11 October 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss, you all have my deepest condolences & you are in my prayers.
I worked with Terry & the rest of the Essenburg family at Donnelly. Terry was a really nice man fun to be around always willing to help others.
RIP Terry

Cindra Vanderwel Cogar

11 October 2021

I worked with all the Essenburgs . Karen is a dear friend of mine . Terry worked with us at Donnelly's & Magna he was a wonderful person he will be missed by many .

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