David Ray Ellens

May 27, 1949 ~ May 6, 2022

David Ray Ellens, age 72, of Jenison, was called home by his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 6, 2022. He was born to the late John and Nellie Ellens on May 27, 1949, in Hammond, Indiana. David was a veteran of the U.S Army and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jodie Dawson; grandchildren, Selah Green, Josiah Green, and Jonathon Green; brother, Ronald Ellens; and sister, Gloria Kredit. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Judy; daughters, Kimberly and Ben Green, Melissa and Matt Dupuis; 19 grandchildren; two sisters, Mary and Steve Harmatys, and Beverly Murray; sister in-law, Karen Ellens; and countless nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Society.

Visitation
Tuesday, May 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Tuesday, May 10
2:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Leave Your Tribute Message

May 09, 2022 7:35pm
To all of Dave's family and especially, Judy, Thank you for sharing Dave with me and my daughters. He right away from the time I met him, tried to make me laugh when I was in tears, ensuring me he was The Mayor, in our complex, and had a watchful eye to keep us safe...and boy did he! Checking in on us after storms, at holidays and sent meals when covid hit home. He will be greatly missed, but his sense of humor...that will never be lost on me 😊Love to you all.

- Sarah Bolema




Order flowers for David's service.

Seasonal Potted Plant (mum, poinsettia, cyclamen, etc.)

Thinking of You Basket

Gerbera Greetings

Loving Embrace

Sincere Sympathy Garden

Natures Glory

Blooming Duo

Classic Sympathy

Stargazer Garden

Perfect Peace Pedestal

Tender Touch

White Wonder

Stargazer Easel Spray

Bells of Beauty

Remembrance Easel Spray

Beautiful Memories

Beautiful Blessings Wreath

Colorful Memories Wreath