Nathan J. Enge, age 86, of Waunakee passed away on February 1, 2013 at Middleton Village. He was born on January 5, 1927 to Eugene and Elsie (Accola) Enge of Witwen, WI. Nathan was a WWII veteran where he served in Italy and was a member of the Waunakee American Legion Post #360. Recently he participated in the Badger Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He married Jean E. (Heinz) on December 9, 1954. He was a devoted Badger fan and traveled to many of their bowl games where he enjoyed yodeling for the crowd. He was a member of the Mendota Grid Iron Club and he ushered home games for over forty years. Nathan was a life long carpenter and was the building inspector for the Town of Westport for 45 years, retiring in 2012. He rode his motorcycle whenever possible, including the delivery of Meals on Wheels in and around Waunakee. He was very proud of his Swiss heritage and traveled multiple times with his lovely wife, Jean, to the homeland.
Nathan is survived by Jean, his loving wife of 58 years; 4 sons, Randal (Jennifer), Terry (Joan), David (Kathy), and John (Amy); proud grandfather to Sarah (Craig), Jaden, Easton, Shayla, Hailey, Payton, Iden, Riley, Brady, and Reese; many
nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Nathan was preceded in death by his brothers, Glen, Sydney, Ralph and Lee; and sisters
Nelda and Jessie.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Waunakee American Legion Hall 417 E Main St. in Waunakee from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday Feb 4, 2013. A funeral service will be held on Tues. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St John's Catholic Church 209 South St Waunakee. Friends may call at the church on Tues. from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in St John's Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by Post 360 Honors Unit.
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I remember the last time we saw Nathan, it was in '93. I traveled to WI with my grandma Florence, Nathan's first cousin, and my aunt Elsie. He was a true joy to talk to, full of energy, and boy could he YODEL! He was definitely proud of his heritage and made me proud too...He will be dearly missed but fondly remembered
Remembering how much Uncle Nate enjoyed life & his family, his infectious fun loving spirit.His yodeling, fondness for motorcycles and the Green Bay Packers. My prayers go out to Jean, his sons, and their families in this time of sadness.
Sincere sympathy to all of you. I always enjoyed Nathan.
We enjoyed being neighbors with Nate and Jean for 24 years. Nate was always fun to visit with, the yodeling motor-cycle rider was a unique part of our street. We could always hear him coming. Our prayers are with Jean and the family..
My sympathy to all of you. I was your Dad's last living first cousin, as he was mine. I am Elmer Enge's daughter. Your Dad reminds me so much of him in looks. Your dad would stop by here on his motorcycle, such fun. I live up here at Loganville so that was quite a trip for him in his later years. The yodeling was beautiful. I too will miss him.
I always looked forward to the times that our families would get together. You would know that everyone was going to have a great time, and Nate was sure to be in the middle of the fun. He was a great role model for his family, and will always be remembered fondly by me.
I will miss Uncle Nathan's good spirit and yodeling and smile. I really liked singing along with him! Our sympathy to all of you.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Shayla and Easton Enge, grandchildren of Nathan.
Remembering Uncle Nathan and Aunt Jean with love. He was the last of the Eugene and Elsie Enge children. We will miss him.
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