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ENSIGN, Willis A., Jr., Lt. Col. "Bill"
ENSIGN - Willis A., Jr., "Bill" Ret. Lt. Col., USAF
84, beloved husband, father and son passed away on March 24, 2017. Bill was born on March 28, 1932, in Buffalo, NY. Bill was married for 63 years to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Claire (Parmelee) of Eden, NY. He is survived by his loving wife and children; Terry Ensign, James (Hettie) Ensign, Cynthia (Steve) Baney, Deborah (Jeff) Sparks and Blake Ensign; eight grandchildren: Kayla, Andrew, Christopher Ensign, Jonathan, Lauren and Claire Baney, and Jackson and Joseph Sparks. Bill is also survived by Blake's Japanese family, Toshiko and Kota Iseki. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Willis Albert Ensign Sr. and Norma Winifred (Kraft) of Buffalo, NY and by his son Mark Willis Ensign. Visitation on Friday, April 7 from 1-3 PM at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 4780 East 126th St., Carmel, IN. Memorial services will be immediately following. Inurnment will take place on a later date at Wheaton Cemetery in Wheaton, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the White River MOAA Scholarship Fund, PO Box 404, Carmel, IN 46082-0404. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and BUchanan-Carmel. Please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com for the extended obituary.