Nels William Enderberg
April 28, 1944 – October 18, 2018
Nels William Enderberg, age 74, of Mount Vernon, Washington passed away on Thursday October 18, 2018. Nels was born April 28, 1944.
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Nels William Enderberg
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October 27, 2018
For the last several years I have worked with Nels and other Vasa Swedish Lodge members on their popular monthly pancake breakfasts in Mt. Vernon. It took many people to do the big job, but it seemed to me that Nels practically ran the whole show during this time, preparing the days before, procuring the food, setting up , making all contacts for workers, slaving over the grill for several hours on the day, and scraping grills afterward, and more! He often remarked that the breakfast couldn't go on without more and younger people helping. Once, while sitting across from him after an event and this conversation taking place again, I said, "oh, I would do calling for helpers." He looked at me strangely, disbelieving that someone would just volunteer. I always smile when I think of that, his surprise.
The last time I had a conversation with Nels he had been telling me he had been spending more time traveling to far places for dances. I'm glad for him that dancing gave him so much joy.
October 26, 2018
For several years Nels danced with the Purpurit, a Finnish folk dance group in Burnaby, British Columbia. Together we performed at various festivals in Canada and the USA including Calgary, Alberta; Astoria, OR; Marquette, MI and Victoria, BC in addition to our local events in Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver. Nels was always such a gentleman and it was a pleasure to be around him. We will miss him.
Helena and members of Purpurit
October 24, 2018
We were young, single engineers at the Texaco Refinery. Nels was dating a girl from the Portland area. He had a ski boat and was heading south to impress the girl and her parents. To add icing to the cake, he decided to pull over and grab some “free” corn from one of the fields in Skagit Valley that were known for great sweet corn. He stopped along a back road, jumped a fence and quickly put a load in the boat and continued on his way. After the weekend he mentioned that the girl and her family were not impressed with Skagit Valley sweet corn. It was then that we told him the first dozen rows were generally “feeder corn” for cattle because the stalks could handle the wind better.
Merv & Penny Meenderinck
October 21, 2018
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time! Nels was a wonderful man! May the Lord give you peace at this time! Love In Christ, Merv & Penny Meenderinck