The Rev. Robert Francis Enders

March 14, 1913 - Dec. 28, 2005

The Rev. Robert Francis Enders of Waukesha died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at age 92. He was born in Madison on March 14, 1913.

He received his priestly formation at St. Francis Seminary from 1928 to 1939, and was ordained to the priesthood June 3, 1939, at St. Anne Church in Milwaukee by the Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, archbishop of Milwaukee.

Father began his priestly ministry Sept. 28, 1939, as an assistant at St. Boniface Parish, Milwaukee. He was appointed an assistant at St. Joseph Parish in Racine, on Dec. 10, 1943. Father was appointed to his first pastorate Aug. 10, 1954, serving St. Matthew Parish in Neosho and St. Mary’s Mission in Woodland. On Aug. 27, 1959, he was appointed pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Waukesha, serving there until June 13, 1978. Father retired from active ministry on Feb. 28, 1983.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at St. Mary’s Parish, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. service Monday. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at St. Joseph Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery chapel.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.