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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.