Karl-Heinz "Karl" Ensmann

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Karl-Heinz H. Ensmann, age 81, died on 8 January 2018 at Community Hospice in the James L. West Alzheimer's Center in Fort Worth, TX. He was born on 17 June 1936 in Berlin, Germany to Johannes and Else (Wulf) Ensmann.

The youngest of two boys, Karl moved to Ratzeburg, Germany as World War II began. It was there that he grew up and went to school until he moved to Hamburg as a young man. An adventurer, Karl left the Fatherland in 1961 for Canada without a job or any prospects. He quickly found employment, and further developed his skills to become a stevedore, his life-long profession.

On 20 June 1964, he married Anna Maria Loos in Toronto, Ontario. Together, they had two sons.

Karl's career then brought him to his adopted country in 1965. First to Cleveland, OH, where he eventually became a naturalized citizen, and then to New Orleans, LA. Texas became his final home when Karl moved his family to Houston in 1978.

His special interests and hobbies included raising a family and caring for God's creation through planting trees and gardening. Some of his favorite times out and about were to travel, watching tennis, football, and soccer, having lunch and playing Skat with friends, and long walks with his beloved companions; Kabul, Beau, Bear and Sasha.

Karl is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Anneke; two sons, Christian and his wife Kimberly, and Eric and his wife Gina; and four grandchildren: Ryan, Garrett, Matthew, and Kristin. Memorial services will be held at noon on Saturday, 10 February 2018, at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 14045 Space Center Blvd., Houston, TX 77062.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Karl's name to either the , or House of Prayer.

Published on yourbayareanews.com from Feb. 2 to Feb. 15, 2018
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