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Grand Haven man dies in snowmobile crash

Becky Vargo • Jan 22, 2019 at 11:12 AM

MCMILLAN TWP. — A 71-year-old Grand Haven man died late last week when he crashed his snowmobile into some trees in the Upper Peninsula, according to the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post.

Officials from the Klaassen Family Funeral Home in Grand Haven confirmed that the man was Bruce Eshenaur, formerly of Pentwater and Holland.

The police investigation revealed that Eshenaur was alone on the snowmobile when he lost control of the machine while riding on a trail in Luce County’s McMillan Township, near Newberry, on Friday, Jan. 18. He ran off the trail and crashed into some trees.

The location was described as Snowmobile Trail No. 9, near County Road 452. Troopers responded to the scene at about 11:25 a.m.

Police said they believe speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

According to obituary information from Klaassen Family Funeral Home, Eshenaur worked in construction for many years before retiring. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed golfing, camping, canoeing and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cheri; and a daughter, two sons, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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