Arlen “Buddy” Enger

Arlen “Buddy” Enger, 70, of the Lutheran Sunset Home, passed away Nov. 30, 2018. Funeral services were held Dec. 3, at the Clifton Funeral Home with Pastor Ryan Peterson of St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cranfills Gap officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service. Burial followed the service at the Boggy Cemetery.

Arlen was born Feb. 25, 1948 in Meridian, TX to Ernest Elmer and Audrey Nora Smith Enger of Cranfills Gap, TX. Arlen was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap where he was baptized June 18, 1948 and confirmed June 9, 1963. Arlen attended Cranfills Gap schools and graduated in May 1967.

Arlen has been residing in the Lutheran Sunset Home for the past several years. He had been sick with stomach cancer.

Arlen enjoyed life and loved to mow the yards of his neighbors and friends during the Spring and Summer months. He enjoyed watching TV, especially the old Westerns. He also loved to play Bingo at the Home and color in his coloring books.  

He was preceded in death by his parents. Arlen is survived by an older sister Ann Elaine Enger and a host of friends and family.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Wiese, Larry Simmons, Joe Dale Reesing, David Witte, Tom Henderson, and Billy Jack Henderson. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Johnson, Kenneth Reierson, Bob Viertel and Robert Gohlke.

The family would like to especially thank the Lutheran Sunset Ministries and their Hospice program for the care and love extended to Arlen.

Those wishing to remember Arlen in a meaningful and lasting way are encouraged to send memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 402 Meridian Street, Cranfills Gap, TX 76637 or to the Lutheran Sunset Ministries, 413 Sunset Avenue, Clifton, TX 76634.  

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