Wayne M. Enerson
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Wayne M. Enerson, 81, of Plover passed away on Monday June 11, 2012 at Sylvan Crossings Assisted Living and Memory Care in Stevens Point after a long battle with progressive non-fluent aphasia.
Wayne was the only child born to Elmer and Cornelia (Janz) Enerson in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on June 8, 1931. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949, then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1953. After his discharge, Wayne started his banking career by working for Universal CIT Credit Corp. in Wausau, WI. He married Jeanette Almusin on June 25, 1955 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids.
After their marriage, they moved to Green Bay where Wayne continued to work for CIT until joining Citizens National Bank in Stevens Point in 1968. In 1971, he became an Executive Vice President at First Financial Savings & Loan now called Associated Bank. Wayne then started his own mortgage banking firm called E & E Financial Services, Inc. which he operated in Stevens Point and Mesa, AZ until his retirement in 1996.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Manufactured Housing Association and was their president and treasurer in 1982. Wayne was also on the National Manufactured Housing Board of Directors holding the office of president in 1986. He was a graduate of the University of WI Banking School in Madison, WI.
Wayne was a long time member of the Stevens Point Optimist Club, The Elks and the Stevens Point Country Club. He played a key role in organizing the Sentry Classic in 1973 and was a charter member of the Citizens Community Parks Improvement Committee. He coached little league baseball in Green Bay and Stevens Point for many years.
Wayne enjoyed greyhound racing, golf, his computer and all sports. He was a big Milwaukee Brewers fan and held season tickets for the Green Bay Packers since 1956. After his retirement, Wayne and Jeanette enjoyed the winter months at their home in Arizona.
Survivors include his wife Jeanette of Plover, son Tom and (Jan Gilkay) Enerson, Plover and step granddaughters Courtney and Lindsay Zakrzewski. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. Rev. James Trempe will officiate. Burial will be at St. Stephens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday night at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point and on Saturday morning at the church from 9:30 - 10:15 AM. The Elks will hold a ritual at 6:00 PM Friday night at the funeral home and the General Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM.
For online condolences, please visit www.shudafuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later date.
Wayne's family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sylvan Crossings, Maple Ridge Memory Care and Ministry Hospice for their care and support of Wayne.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on June 14, 2012