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Douglas D Enger
Douglas D. Enger, 89, of Hatton, ND passed away Monday, August 22, 2011, at Hatton Prairie Village, Hatton, ND. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 26, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Goose River Lutheran Church, Hatton, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at Hatton Prairie Village Chapel. Burial in the Goose River Cemetery.
Douglas Daniel Enger was born May 25, 1922, in Enger Township to Fred and Clara (Bye) Enger. He attended school in Enger Township and was baptized and confirmed at Little Forks Lutheran Church. Doug worked on the family farm with his dad until his marriage to Lillian Thompson on November 28, 1942, at Northwood, ND. They settled on the Henry Ragna Thompson farm and later purchased it. Douglas and Lillian spent their entire married life farming. This past November they celebrated 68 years of marriage at Hatton Prairie Village.
He enjoyed his family, farming, driving around, and yard work. As a member of the Goose River Church he served on various commitees and offices through the years. Douglas was recognized for his many faithful years as janitor at Goose River. He also served on the Hatton Creamery Board and the Steele County Weed Board.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian; children: David (Eileen) Enger, Plymouth, MN, Steven (Dorothy) Enger, Hatton, ND and Barbara Enger, Jamestown, ND; grandchildren: Anthony (Gretchen) Enger, Vincent (Vickie) Enger, Claudine (Dan) Galloway, Vanessa (Dan) Tierney, and Jennie (Seth) Archer; great grandchildren: Logan, Emma, Sam, Sydney, Makayla, Alex, Bella, Lexi, Jennna Rose, and Molly; brother: Fred Enger, Hatton, ND; sisters: Dorothy Enger, Monica Anderson, and Mary Roholt, all of Mayville, ND, and Donna Gramstad, Roseville, MN.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Clark.
Clergy: Rev. Diane Krumm and Pastor Dean Lyste
Pallbearers: Dan Galloway, Claudine Galloway, Anthony Enger, Gretchen Enger, Jennie Beth Archer, Seth Archer, Vanessa Tiereny, Dan Tiereny, Vincent Enger, Vickie Enger
Music: Elaine Flaten and Ada Thompson- Organists
Emilie Berg- Soloist
I have recently found the web site for the Bilden funeral home and do check frequently. I am sorry to see your father has passed away. I have such good memories of your father. He was such a pillar of the Goose River Church. You should all be very proud of your dad. Sincerely Dianne.
Dianne Groth Tufte Aug 31 2011 12:00 AM
I was sorry to hear of Douglas' passing. He was such a kind man and always made his way to say "HI" whenever I would see him. Thank God He gave us "memories"....I'm sure you have many wonderful ones!
Julie Pladson McLain Aug 28 2011 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.
G.Ford Aug 26 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Family Members, No matter the age or circumstances, it is always difficult to close the book of life for a loved one. Know in your hearts that all of you gave great pride and joy to Douglas as a wife, daughter, son, daughter-in-law,grandchild or great grandchild. Barb and I started teaching together many years ago and thru her we felt very connected to your family. May peace and wonderful memories surround you as we keep you all in thought and prayer. In sympathy, Ollie and Loretta
Loretta and Ollie Jung Aug 24 2011 12:00 AM
Our condolences to your family at this time of loss. We Will always remember Douglas as a good and kind neighbor. Lynn & Sue Groth
Dr. Lynn Groth Aug 23 2011 12:00 AM