Walter J. Enss

Walter J. Enss, 89, Independence, MO passed away Oct. 22, 2017.  A visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 AM, Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM. Military graveside services will follow at  Mt. Washington Cemetery.

Walter was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Independence, Missouri. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the 5th Army Occupation Force in Germany. He worked for over 42 years as an auto body finisher for several car dealerships in the Kansas City area and retired in 1994. He was a member of the Auto Body Dealers Association. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time at the family place at the Lake of the Ozarks, hunting geese and John Wayne movies. Most of all he loved his grandchildren and family.

Walter was preceded in death by; son, James Wesley Enss and brother, Virgil Enss. He is survived by; his wife of 64 years, Lola Mae Enss, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Diana & John Rice, Independence, Missouri; son and daughter-in-law, Michael & Rhonda Enss, Oak Grove, Missouri; sister and brother-in-law, Maryann & Don Crawford, Independence, Missouri; brother and sister-in-law Tom & Pat Enss, Norborne, Missouri; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.


  1. Jeannie Higa on October 25, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Diana, it sounds like he had a great life & was surrounded by a very loving family.
    With my deepest sympathy.
    Jeannie Higa
    Honolulu, Hawaii

  2. Charla Richey on October 25, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your family member. Walter will be missed by many. Hugs!

  3. Bob & Charlene Long on October 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    So sorry to hear of the death of your father. We will keep you and John and the kids in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sharon Dankenbring on October 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you made along life’s journey in the days ahead. God Bless each of you. ??

  5. Kathy Tillman on October 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you! The Tillman’s and Lauffer’s.

  6. Nita Obbink on October 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    So very sorry Diana and family. Thinking of you!

  7. Linda Edwards Paul on October 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Diana and family: Sending hugs and life-long memories! Linda, Kevin, & Jake Paul

  8. Anges Butler on October 25, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    So very sorry your grandfather passed away
    He sounds like her had a fabulous life
    He will be missed

  9. Jeff & Janice Eble on October 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Lola Mae, Family and Friends, We are sorry to hear of our neighbor Walter’s passing. Praying love, peace, comfort, and strength during this time of loss. God Bless! Love & Prayers

  10. Joe Cavallaro on October 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    My Condolences To The Enss Family..God Bless You

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