Sunday, 13 September 2009 01:00

Funeral Mass held for father of Msgr. Enlow

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He was born Oct. 24, 1920 in Springfield, the son of Lee F. and Helen J. Kern Enlow. He married Marjorie A. Veseling on Nov. 16, 1946, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Springfield; she preceded him in death on June 29, 2007.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; a great-grandchild, Ryann McKenna Arisman; a sister, Mary Frances Erdmann; and an infant brother.

A lifelong resident of Springfield, he retired from Bunn Capital Grocery Company as vice president/general manager after 47 years of service there. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish; a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; and a lifetime member of the Springfield Motor Boat Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Elaine Arisman of Springfield and Patte Crivea of Dawson; two sons, Tom Enlow Sr. of East Petersburg, Pa., and Msgr. Enlow of Effingham; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Catherine Schilke of Vermillion, Ohio; a brother, Edward Enlow of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother-in-law, Vic Erdmann; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The concelebrated funeral Mass was held Sept. 8 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield, with Msgr. Enlow as main celebrant. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, Effingham.

Staab Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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