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Leo J. Enlow

October 24, 1920 - September 3, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Leo J. Enlow Sr., 88, of Springfield died at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at St. Anthony Parish Rectory in Effingham.

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; she preceded him in death on June 29, 2007.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandchild, Ryann McKenna Arisman; a sister, Mary Frances Erdmann; and an infant brother.

He is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Tom) Arisman of Springfield and Patte (Kirk) Crivea of Dawson; two sons, Tom (Jean) Enlow Sr. of East Petersburg, Pa., and Monsignor Leo J. Enlow Jr., VF, of Effingham; eight grandchildren, Amy (Matt) Call, Mark (Krista) Arisman, Craig (Lora) Arisman, Steve Arisman, Tom Enlow Jr. (fiancee, Sue Whiteford), Jennifer (Kit) Kauffman, Casey Crivea (fiance: Waylon Jackson) and Maggie Crivea; six great-grandchildren, Leah, Camille, Mara, and Avery Arisman and Cole and Alexa Kauffman; a sister, Helen Catherine (Warren) Schilke of Vermillion, Ohio; a brother, Edward (Loretta) Enlow of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother-in-law, Vic Erdmann; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leo was a lifelong resident of Springfield.

He retired from Bunn Capital Grocery Company after 47 years of service as vice president/general manager.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and lifetime member of Springfield Motor Boat Club. Mr. Enlow was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed family vacations in Minocqua, Wis., and he loved decorating for all holidays for the children and was a hope-filled Cubs fan.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept 7, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Concelebrated funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Blessed Sacrament Church, with Monsignor Leo J. Enlow Jr., VF, as main celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

The family request donations be made to St. Anthony’s Church in Effingham.

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