CRYSTAL LAKE - Robert E. Enright, age 82 of Crystal Lake, died Saturday, April 24, 2010 at his home in Crystal Lake.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Pastor Rod Hopp officiating.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.
Robert (Bob) Eugene Enright, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his home on April 24, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born on November 2, 1927 in Rinard, Iowa to Rose Stoll Enright and John Enright.
Bob was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and proudly served in World War II and the Korean War. He received a Purple Heart for his service and was a member of an elite team of 30 Marines (Underwater Demolition Team) who traveled the world with the Navy and surveyed the shores on land and under water. After World War II he received a thank you letter from President Harry S Truman for fortitude, resourcefulness and calm judgment.
His profession in civilian life was as a printer. In 1957 he received an Excellence of Lithography Award. Bob enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and master gardener, he could literally grow anything.
He married the love of his life, Dorothy J. Tilden on February 5, 1950. They lived most of their married life in California where they raised four children, Colleen, Bobby, JoAnn and Richard.
After retirement Bob and Dorothy traveled the United States in a motor home, settled in southern California for many years then came to live in Crystal Lake, Iowa near his home town of Forest City, Iowa.
Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy, daughter JoAnn Verhey (Paul) of Royal City, Washington, son Richard Enright (Malina) of Salinas, California, six grandchildren, Justin Rodgers of Spokane, Washington, Robyn Verhey of San Diego, California, Angela Verhey of West Lake Village, California, Joseph Enright of Salinas, California, Glenn Enright of Salinas, California and Joanna Enright of Salinas, California, his Sister Katherine Flugum of Nashua, Iowa, several nieces and nephews and cousins along with many loyal friends and neighbors.
BOB, YOU AND DOROTHY WERE MY BEST FRIENDS. YOU ARE ALREADY MISSED. WHO AM I GOING TO CALL FOR GARDENING ADVICE? LOVE YOU BOTH.
Apr 27, 2010PEGGY AND RICHARD
Thank You for being such a Great Dad.
Apr 25, 2010Richard Enright
Uncle Bob you were the best,you will be missed Dearly....Love you.
Apr 25, 2010Glenda
I love you daddy. You will always be in my heart.
Apr 25, 2010JoAnn Verhey
Date and time
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church 246 South Clark Street Forest City, Iowa 50436