Carl Werner Enck

NEW ULM — Carl Werner Enck, age 70, of New Ulm died peacefully with his family by his side at his home on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Funeral service will be 11 am on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Kathy Ulland-Klinkner will officiate the service, followed by full military honors provided by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard at the church.

A private burial will take place in the Woodland Hills Cemetery in Mankato.

Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm.

Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and all guests in attendance at the visitation and funeral will be required to wear a mask.

The funeral service will be livestreamed through the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 11 am on Friday.

The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm are assisting the family with arrangements.

To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Carl is survived by his wife of 44 years, Coryn Enck of New Ulm; his daughters, Kimberly (Peter Suggs) Enck of Burnsville, Natalie Enck of New Ulm, Veronica (Shawn Weigel) Enck of Mankato and his grandson, Kaden Suggs; aunt, Peg Enck of Illinois; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; aunts, Elaine Wegner, Mae Weber; uncles, Ronald Enck, Harold Wegner, and Al Weber.

Carl Werner Enck was born November 22, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois to Herbert and Eugenia (Bolin) Enck. He was a 1967 graduate from Hubbard High School in Chicago, Illinois and later attained his degree in sociology from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1972-1978. Carl was united in marriage to Coryn Lemke on May 8, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois. This union blessed the couple with three daughters: Kimberly, Natalie, and Veronica. Early in his career, Carl worked at Cleveland Folder Service in Chicago. Upon moving to Minnesota, Carl worked at Crane Plumbing and Westburne Plumbing in Mankato. He later went to work in the insurance industry, working for the Aid Association for Lutherans which later became Thrivent. During his time with Thrivent, he worked in Blue Earth, Mankato, and New Ulm, eventually retiring in 2013. As a man who needed to stay busy, in his retirement Carl worked at MBW Company of New Ulm where he was quite instrumental in getting their clients to go on out of town trips for enjoyment. Carl also worked in retirement as an archivist for Minnesota Valley Testing Labs of New Ulm. Besides all of his work, there were a variety of hobbies he enjoyed in life. He loved attending and partaking in his family’s activities as well as socializing with friends at card club. He took tremendous pride in keeping his lawn as well as his cars in impeccable shape. He also enjoyed starting each day with a laugh and a visit with local friends over a cup of coffee and a treat at the Backeri. He was a member of the New Ulm American Legion, and the New Ulm Lions Club. Carl was a devout and dedicated member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where he took part on numerous board positions over the years, as well as men’s bible study. Carl was a humble, caring, hardworking and selfless individual who always put the needs of others first. His quick-witted sense of humor and his ability to lead by example will forever be remembered by his family. He was a wonderful provider, husband, father and papa. These memories and countless others will forever stay in the hearts and minds of all who knew him best. Blessed be those memories.

Memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the New Ulm Medical Center Oncology Department, or the donor’s choice.