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Edmund Tobias Enoksen, 91

Edmund Tobias Enoksen, 91, of Crossville, TN and formerly of Karlstad, MN, died September 6, 1010, nine days short of 92 years, after a long battle from heart disease (22 years).
    Ed Enoksen was born September 15, 1918, the son of Gustave and Oline, both from Norway, in Hammond, IN. He attended Hammond High School and grew to manhood in?Hammond. After high school, he joined the United States Marines reserve (1937-1940). On June 25, 1938, he married Ruth Edythe Wilma Troppman. To this marriage of 30 years, three children were born. They lived in Hammond, IN, Lansing, IL. Munster and Hobart, IN. In 1944, he was drafted into the Army and served in WWII on the Philippine Island of Luzon, where he was badly injured on May 11, 1945 by a mortar shell that exploded during an airdrop. He spent nine months in the hospital and came home Christmas 1945 and received the Purple Heart.
    Ed worked at Super Heater and Combustion Engineering (1938-1950), Rand McNally and Co. (1950-1959), Gary Screw and Bolt Co. as a plant engineer (1959-1972). On December 2, 1972, he and Martha Jane Evans were married and moved to Karlstad in 1974. He worked at the Karlstad Nursing Center (1974-1983) and afterwards for Collins Funeral Homes, Inc. for 4 1/2 years. On Jun 7, 1994, Ed and Martha moved to Crossville, TN and a smaller home. There he was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed yard work and many camper trips around the country.
    Edmund is survived by his ex-wife: Ruth Enoksen, of Crete, IL; his children: Gerald (Mutya) Enoksen of Karlstad, Jill (William) Ball of Crete, IL; his wife: Martha Jane Evans Enoksen of Crossville; and her two children: Scott David (Melisa) Seaman of Crossville, Linda (Allen) Wozniak of Portage, IN; son-in-law: Charles Olson of Shorewood, IL; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Judith Olson; brother: Beyer Enoksen; and sister: Mildred Hagen.
    Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements and his cremation. The memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist church, with the Rev. John Halliburton and the Rev. Tom Upshaw officiating. Full military honored were provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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