Merlin W. Enright


Merlin W. Enright, 95, of Random Lake, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1915, in the town of Farmington, the son of the late William and Ada (nee Reis) Enright. Merlin attended Boltonville Grade School and West Bend High School, and in his younger years, he was a baseball player for the Boltonville team in the Rainbow League.

On May 10, 1941, he was united in marriage to Eleanor Bohn at St. John of God Catholic Church in the town of Farmington. The Enrights farmed in the town of Farmington and later in the town of Sherman until retiring in June of 1977. Merlin was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Parish in Random Lake. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, playing cards and woodworking. He will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.

Those Merlin leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 69 years, Eleanor; five children, William “Bill” Enright and Kathleen (John) Schairer, both of Kewaskum, Ann (Harold) Schnorenberg of West Bend, Mary Enright of Campbellsport and Ruth (Willard) Mueller of West Bend; seven grandchildren, Mark Schairer (fiancée, Julie), Matt Schairer, Robert Schnorenberg (Alyssa Paul), Richard Schnorenberg, Christopher (Danielle) Enright, Lindsey Mueller and Daniel Mueller; a great-granddaughter, Bryn Schairer; three brothers, Kenneth (Janet) Enright of the town of Farmington, Joseph (Ann) Enright of Boltonville and Gerald (Cordell) Enright of Kewaskum; two sisters, Janet Mleczek of Milwaukee and Marie Hintz of the town of Scott; two sisters-in-law, Marion Bohn of West Bend and Eleanor Bohn of Sheboygan, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Merlin was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Enright; a sister, Irene Knoeck, eight brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian burial for Merlin will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish in Random Lake. The Rev. Richard Cerpich will officiate and cremation will follow. Burial of the cremains will be in St. John of God Catholic Cemetery in the town of Farmington at a later date. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Merlin’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.