Obituary of Ivan A Enderson
Ivan Artist Enderson was born November 1, 1925 north of Genoa to Matt & Alice (Johnson) Enderson. The family lived several places; Alamena,KS, the Longmont/Berthoud area & finally in Arriba.
He was a senior in Longmont when he quit school to farm and then joined the Army in October of 1944. He served in the 33rd Division, Luzon Island, Baguio as a scout and was one of the first American troops to land in Japan at Wakayama in Sept. 1945. He was honorably discharged in July of 1946.
He helped build the Snell Grain Elevators in Arriba & Springfield, worked at the Gates Rubber Company and the Denver Livestock Commission Co, where he became head cow salesman. There he met Esther Pauli and they were married March 22, 1952. They had two children, Pauli Ann & Raymond Lynn. After Ivan’s father passed away they moved to the family farm north of Arriba in 1957. He was also part of Cottonwood Grazing Association from 1972 until 2018.
Ivan served on the Lincoln County Hospital Board & was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder. In 1982, Ivan traveled to Norway where he met 9 out of 10 of his first cousins.
Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Herman, Merle & Raymond Arthur & sister Alice Marie. He is survived by his wife Esther “Pauli”, daughter Pauli Ann Jones, son Raymond, grandchildren Andy (Josie) Jones, Zach Jones & Sally (Jim) Diamond & great grandchildren, Sami & Tucker Jones.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Arriba Fire Department 42486 Frontage Road, Arriba, CO 80804.
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