Bernard L. "Bud" Enright (1925 - 2009)

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Bernard "Bud" LeRoy Enright, 83, of Atlantic, passed away Aug. 23, 2009 at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at the First Congregational Church in Stuart; burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Menlo. Johnson Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of the arrangements.
Bernard was born Oct. 1, 1925 on a farm in rural Menlo, Iowa to Chester N. and Agnes L. (Linn) Enright. He grew up in Menlo and graduated from Menlo High School in 1943. Bernard was united in marriage to Marilyn Anne Hammond on Oct. 1, 1946 in Des Moines and together they had three daughters, Janon, and twins, Dianne and Lynda. They made their home outside the Menlo area and farmed until 1975. Marilyn died on Dec. 16, 1974. Bernard later married Phyllis Joan McCuen Jensen and they have resided in Atlantic for 31 years. Bernard was employed with insurance companies for several years after his farming. He served as an Insurance Adjuster, Field Representative and Jr. Vice President In Charge Of Executive Accounts. Bernard retired from American Agri (AmAg) Insurance Company in 2003 at the age of 78. Bernard was a member of the First Congregational Church in Stuart and Menlo IOOF Lodge. He was very active within the Masonic Lodge and received his 50 year pin. He belonged to the Elks Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He was active in the Corn Huskers, Pacers, and the Nishna Valley Shrine Clubs. Bernard was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, traveling, and spending quality time with his family and friends, including drives with good friend and neighbor, Roger Mendenhall.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marilyn, stepson Don Jensen, and step-grandchildren, Jesse Kristensen and Justin Jensen.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Janon Douglas of Waukee; Dianne Schafer and Lynda Sargent both of Adair; step-children, Ron Jensen of Scottsburg, Ind.; Ken (Vondra) Jensen of Dallas, Texas; Pam (Larry) Meurer of Harlan; Kevin Jensen of Council Bluffs; Jeanne (John) Mohar of San Antonio, Texas and Bonnie Kristensen of Bellevue, Neb.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of friends all of whom will miss him greatly.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bernard Enright Memorial Fund to provide a bench at the Iowa State Fair in honor of Bernard.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2009