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Gene Enzminger

Gene Enzminger

Eugene Laverne Enzminger was born October 4, 1937 in Streeter, North Dakota to Adam and Christina (Schmeer) Enzminger.  Their family moved to Idaho when Gene was about nine years old where he spent the remainder of his life in Star, Eagle, Garden City, and finally in Middleton, Idaho.

Gene and his wife Belva had many happy years together and were parents of a son Randy, son Darrell (Lisa), daughter Michelle (Randy), daughter Cheryl aka Pepsi (Gale) and daughter Misty (Todd).  His dear grandchildren are Shelby, Jessica, Ashley, Julia Emily, Nadine, August, Ethan and great grandchildren, Ella May and Trinidy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Christina Enzminger, his wife Belva, granddaughters, Heidi and Kasandra, great grandson Stanley and an infant son Ronnie. He was also preceded in death by his sister Darlene Enzminger Keller.

Gene’s children remember him as the hardest of workers. He would get the family up before dawn, drive to the mountains, chop down the forest for a cord of wood and be back home before noon to mow their one acre yard. Their dad instilled this work ethic in to his children and took great pride in his work. He held jobs a Kwick Kafe Vending, and Zamzows early in his life. He also worked at Overhead Door for many years with his brother Gary and ended with his retirement from Curtis Maintenance.

He is described by his children (and all who knew him) as being goofy and lovable. He was a great handy man who could fix or build anything. He was full of energy, did not like to sit still and was always willing to help anyone.

Later in his life he remarried to Connie Jo Walden Foster, a friend from their teen years after a continued friendship through the years with Connie’s family from the Star area. Gen and Connie spent their years together living in Middleton where Gene enjoyed time with his family, going to church, and visiting with a multitude of friends. He loved riding his bike, walking, taking excellent care of his yard and spending time with his dog Sassy. His garage was the “hang out” for Gene and Sassy. She was always out with him while he did his chores or relaxed.

Gene is survived by Connie Jo, and her children, Teresa Peterson White (Mike), JoAnn Peterson Farrell (Mike), Ron Peterson (Jane), Paul Peterson (Laura), Robin Foster, Rebecca Foster Troxell, Steve Foster (Jolinda) and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gene is also survived by his sisters and brother, Ellen Bradley (Tempe, AZ), Luella Rowe (Caldwell, ID), Helen Morisette (Gerry) of Meridian, Harold Enzminger (Pattie) of Emmett and Gary Enzminger (Judy) of Star. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and a lifetime accumulation of friends throughout the valley. I don’t believe he ever knew a stranger. He always had a smile, a twinkle in his eye and a hug or handshake when greeting someone. Gen was enjoyed and loved by many and we will miss him.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery.
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