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George Ennen

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 10th, 2010

George Ennen
George Ennen, 86, of Ashton, passed away Aug. 6, 2010, at Franklin Grove Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at 10 a.m., at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ashton, with Pastor Jonathan Black officiating. Burial was at Ashton Cemetery with Full Military Honor Guard. Visitation was held 9 a.m., until time of service at the church. Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes 815-562-6872 assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Ennen was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Gilmore City, Iowa, the son of Harm and Lena (Assing) Ennen. He married Bernice (Gussy) Weishaar on Aug. 12, 1951, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Ashton, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Douglas (Karen) Ennen of Wheaton; a daughter, Debra Sanders of Amboy; a granddaughter, Elizabeth of Tucson, Ariz.; two nephews, D.V.M. Bruce (Leigh) Ennen of Muscatine, Iowa, and Bart Ennen of Gilmore City, Iowa; and a niece, Betsy (Todd) Mortensen of Britt, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alvin of Gilmore City, Iowa; and a son-in-law, Michael (Mick) Sanders of Amboy.

He graduated from Wartburg College, Waverley, Iowa, with a B.S. and a minor degree in Phys. Ed. He taught seven years in Iowa, before moving to Ashton. Mr. Ennen especially enjoyed coaching football and wrestling. He was an Iowa College state wrestling champion.

He was a partner of Ennen and Weishaar for 47 years. He was a dealer for Allis Chalmers Implement, and for 27 years a dealer for American Motors.

Mr. Ennen served in the Navy during World War II and was a life-long member of American Legion Post 2910 and later transferred to Ashton Post 345.

He was past president of the Ashton Lions Club and Ashton Business Boosters. He was responsible for reinstating the Summer Festival.

George enjoyed fishing, golfing, camping and having coffee with the men at the Huddle.

Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church and/or Ashton Fire and Rescue. On-line condolences can be made at www.coulon-lyonsfamilyfh.com

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