Robert Loren Enos, 90

Published 9:59pm Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Born: Jan. 29, 1922

Died: Dec. 19, 2012

Robert Loren Enos, 90, a resident of Niles for the past 12 years, passed away at 6:37 a.m. in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.  Robert was born in Kinderhook on Jan. 29, 1922, the third child of Howard R.  and Myrtle B. Peppers Enos.

On May 5, 1944, Robert married R. Lucille Wilson in Greensboro, N.C. They spent nearly 64 years together before Lucille passed away on Dec. 18, 2007. The couple lived in Coldwater, Michigan for 54 years prior to moving to Niles in October 2000.

Robert achieved the ranking of S/SGT during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 5th Bomb Group in the Pacific. He was extremely proud of his military service as well as his 48 years of employment with the Quality Springs-Kuhlman in Coldwater as a sample spring maker.

Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, his parents and his brothers, Alvin, Franklin, Leo and Marvin and his only sister, Gladys.  He is survived by brothers Howard, of Ionia, Earl (and Marilyn), of Newago, and Lawrence Dean (and Sandy) of Corinth, Mass.; daughters Ann (and Thomas) Rasler, of Niles, and Marcia (andWilliam) Pechota of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Heather-Anne Rhodes, Ginger-Lee (and Todd) Leahy, Joseph Pechota and Mikal Pechota; great-grandchildren, Austin and Alexis Rhodes,  Gavin and Bella Rasler, Kylee Leahy and Emma Pechota.

The family will gather privately for services.  Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery next to Lucille with full military honors. The family of Robert Enos would like to thank Heartland Hospice, 8075 Creekside Drive, Suite 120, Portage, Michigan 49024, where memorial contributions may be sent. www.halbritterfunerals.com

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