Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Henry Ennis

December 6, 1930January 8, 2020

Henry “Hank” Edward Ennis, 89, northwest Michigan native, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 8, 2020, at MediLodge of GTC with his children and family at his side. Born in Northport, Michigan on December 6, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Larson) Ennis. Hank spent his childhood in Northport, Michigan working on the family farm. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was a radarman during the Korean War on the U.S.S. R. B. Anderson. On October 19, 1957, he married Betty (Sleder) Ennis of Traverse City. She preceded him in death on September 9, 2016. He spent a majority of his working life at Acme TV, where he eventually became the owner. Hank enjoyed spending time with family, friends, fixing anything mechanical, and spending time outdoors. He especially enjoyed repairing old snow blowers and lawn mowers after he retired. He was an avid Detroit Tigers and Lions fan and enjoyed playing Euchre. He is survived by his children, John (Anita) Ennis, of Empire, Michigan, Katherine (Scott) Gerber, of Columbus, Ohio, grandchildren; Kristen (Ennis) Harris, Joe Ennis, Bryant Ennis, Kyle Gerber, and Lauren Gerber; seven great grandchildren: and his sisters Marie Thomas and Lillian Gilmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Clifford Ennis and John George Ennis (during infancy). At his request, he will be cremated and buried at Oakwood Cemetery. A private family service will be scheduled for a later date. In remembrance of Hank, donations may be made to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke https://www.ninds.nih.gov/About-NINDS/Who-We-Are/Donate-NINDS or to the charity of one's choice. Kindly share memories with the family at their online guest book at Covell Funeral Home’s website.


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Karen Cavitch Fouch

January 12, 2020

Marie, wishing you and your family sympathy at the loss of your brother. Keeping you all in my thoughts. Karen