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Gordon J. Enger, 94

Nov 30, 2010

Gordon J. Enger

Blue Earth – Gordon J. Enger, age 94, of Blue Earth, died Nov. 22, 2010, at his home.

Funeral Services are being held today, Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms is officiating. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Gordon, the son of Michael and Sena (Johnson) Enger, was born March 24, 1916, in Blue Earth. He was raised and educated in Blue Earth where he was a 1935 graduate of Blue Earth High School. While in high school he was an outstanding athlete. Gordy was named captain of his basketball and football teams his junior and senior years. Following school he worked construction with his dad until entering the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was stationed at Midway Island where he repaired submarines. He returned to Blue Earth following the war in 1945, and on July 22, 1946, he was united in marriage to Hazel Denney Christopherson in Blue Earth. Gordon was a self-employed carpenter, specializing in finish work in home building. He later worked with Ed Mondale Construction and then with Wiederholt & Ankeny Construction for 30 years. Gordon was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, and was a member of the Blue Earth American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid hunter and particularly loved duck hunting. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his young grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gordon Enger is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Hazel Enger; children, Bonnie (Duane) Williams, of Blue Earth, Kathleen (Don) Turvold, of Red Wing; Mike Enger, of Blue Earth and Jean Wagner, of Blue Earth; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and three sisters.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com