THEINSVILLE, Wis. Mike Enott, 68, of Theinsville, died of Hodgkins lymphoma Sunday, April 21, with his family by his side.
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As per Mike's request, a memorial with his friends and family will take place in Great Falls, during the summer and his ashes will be placed with his 'Uncle Mac and Aunt Peg' at that time.
He was born May 23, 1944, in Great Falls, to (late) Stephen and (late) Bernice Enott (Murphy). Mike wanted to be a short stop for the Pittsburg Pirates, however, life had different plans for him. He joined the Army in 1962, with his final duty station being in Milwaukee, where he met his future bride, Janell. Although their marriage only lasted 13 years, their love rekindled later in life, where they spent the last two years together before Janell passed into heaven on Jan. 19, 2012. Mike had always wanted five children but was the loving father to their only daughter, Katherine (John) Fischer. However, he was the proud Papa (dudeskins) to his four grandchildren, Miles, Ashton, Michael (Mickey) and Annie.
Mike was born with a strong work ethic and was always to work an hour before his shift. He became a welder and later welding supervisor for A.O. Smith, where he was employed for many years. After leaving there, he worked for Allen-Bradley as a night security guard until his retirement.
Mike was loved by many in both Wisconsin and Montana. He leaves behind four brothers and one sister, Steve Enott, Tom (Sandy) Enott, Dan (Artha) Enott, Patty (Bob) Flesch and Bruce Enott; and numerous nieces and nephews who adored him. He also leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law, Vic and Verdell Noe; his life time friends, Gary and Judy Hoth, Lee Hardy, Nancy Bernier, Bonnie, Peggy, Gloria and Steve; and all of his friends at Siddha Yoga. Mike loved to spend time with family and friends and he will be remembered for his selflessness and caring heart. His passion was to help others and never be judgmental to those who surrounded him.
Mike was a 27 year friend of Bill W. and helped others to achieve and maintain a life of sobriety. Mike was also a member of Leigon Post #1 in Germantown, where he spent many Thursday nights supporting fellow veterans by playing bingo and talking about their experiences in the military.
Our family would like to thank the Zablocki VA medical and nursing staff on unit 4C and the Palliative care team for all of their love and support both medically and emotionally to Mike and our family. We would also like to thank Dr. Susan Palmieri for her holistic approach and support during this time and Horizon Hospice for their support.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 28, 2013