Gary Ennenga, 66, of Beaman died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook surrounded by his loving family.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed in Gary’s name to either the Iowa River Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Iowa Chapter. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Gary and his family.
Gary was born Dec. 19, 1946, to Willard and Johanna Tjepkes. Gary was united in marriage to Delores “Dee” Smith on March 24, 1973, in Dike. They lived together in Conrad for two years before moving to rural Beaman. Gary had been employed with Fisher Control for 37 years when he retired in 2002. Gary had also been employed with Mid Iowa Workshop and the Grundy County Conservation Board. Gary was a member of the Grundy Center Jaycee’s, Beaman Jaycee’s, Beaman Lions Club and Hope United Methodist Church. Gary enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada, camping, his love for the Hawkeyes and especially the vacations that he and Dee would take with their kids while they were growing up.
Gary is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dee; children, Jason (Christina) Ennenga of Gladbrook and Shawna (Gregg) Herrman of Marshalltown; grandchildren, Ashley Gaunt, Madison Gaunt, Tanner Gaunt, Braden Ennenga, Lochlyn Ennenga, Tyler Herrman, Annamaria Herrman, Amelia Herrman, Adeline Herrman and Keaton Herrman; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Gary is preceded in death by his both of his parents and grandparents.