Wayne M. Enerson, 81, Plover, a longtime area banker, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Sylvan Crossings Assisted Living and Memory Care in Stevens Point, following a long battle with progressive non-fluent aphasia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with an Elks ritual at 6 p.m. and a general rosary at 6:30 p.m., and at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
A memorial will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Enerson was born June 8, 1931, in Wisconsin Rapids, a son of the late Elmer and Cornelia (Janz) Enerson. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduation and was honorably discharged in 1953.
After his discharge, he started a banking career by working for Universal CIT Credit Corp. in Wausau.
He was married to Jeanette Almusin on June 25, 1955, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids.
After their marriage, they moved to Green Bay where he continued to work for CIT until joining Citizens National Bank in Stevens Point in 1968.
In 1971, he became an executive vice president at First Financial Savings & Loan, now Associated Bank. He then started his own mortgage banking firm, E & E financial Services Inc., which he operated in Stevens Point and Mesa, Ariz., until his retirement in 1996.
Mr. Enerson served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Manufactured Housing Association and was its president and treasurer in 1982.
He was also on the National Manufactured Housing Board of Directors, holding the office of president in 1986.
He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Banking School in Madison and was a longtime member of the Stevens Point Optimist Club, The Elks and the Stevens Point Country Club. He played a key role in organizing the Sentry Classic in 1973 and was a charter member of the Citizens Community Parks Improvement Committee. He coached Little League baseball in Green Bay and Stevens Point for many years.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Tom (Jan Gilkay), Plover; and two stepgranddaughters.