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Ben Essenburg

August 22, 1924 September 5, 2018
Ben Essenburg
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Obituary for Ben Essenburg

Pastor Ben Essenburg, age 94, of Naperville, formerly of Lombard. Beloved husband of the late Grace, nee Vander Kamp; loving father of Lloyd, Jack (Christine), Mary (Bruce) VanderSchaaf, Cindy (Kevin) Lacey, and the late Ben W. (Jill) Essenburg; devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Juliana (Brian) Randall, Benjamin (Monica), and Jonathan (Corey) Essenburg, Gloria (Nathan) Palmer, Dan (Faith), Joe (Amy), and Jack (Jacqueline) Essenburg, Eric (Mary Claire), David, Marcus, Lanita, and Amy VanderSchaaf, and Ryan (Tara) Lacey, Jeremiah (Michelle) Lacey, Tim (Angela) Lacey, Kelly (Joseph) Noyce, and Marshall (Megan) Lacey; great-grandfather of 27; fond brother of Sarah DeVries, Mariella (Peter) Ven Housen, and preceded in death by Jacob (Ann) Essenburg, Martha (John) De Weerd, Leonard Essenburg, Mathilda (John) Hendrikse, and Marie Tameling (Henry) Tameling.

Ben served in the Army in WWII (Pacific); was a truck driver, trash hauler, route manager and business owner; general manager of Ace Scavenger Service; representative of the World Home Bible League; founding pastor of Fountain of Life Church in Lombard, IL; co-founder and president of Restoration Ministries in Harvey, IL; beloved Bible study teacher and pastor, lovingly known as "Papa Ben."

Memorial Service, Saturday, September 22nd, 10:30 AM at Fountain of Life Church, 2S361 Glen Park Rd, Lombard. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Restoration Ministries, 253 E 159th Street, Harvey IL 60426 are appreciated. Interment private. Funeral info: 630-932-1500.

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10:30 AM 9/22/2018 10:30:00 AM
Fountain of Life Church

2S361 Glen Park Rd
Lombard, IL 60148

Fountain of Life Church
2S361 Glen Park Rd Lombard 60148 IL
United States

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Restoration Ministries

253 E 159 th st
Harvey, il 60426
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