Dale A. Enick

Dale Alan Enick, age 63, went to be with Jesus on Thursday December 1st at the University of Iowa Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in South Bend, Indiana to Frank and Frances “Fran” Enick. He grew up a couple blocks from Notre Dame and was a lifelong fan, especially of Fighting Irish football. He would ride his bike to the game and somehow talk his way into a free ticket many times. He graduated from John Adams High School and subsequently attended Ball State University. He later moved to Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas where he discovered his love for the Jayhawks. He worked most recently as a Data Analyst until his retirement in 2019.

He married Carrie Schwartz on September 10, 1988. He liked to remind everyone that Carrie asked him out first. He would reference his 100-pound marriage many times as he truly enjoyed food, family and fellowship. He blamed the good cooking for his increase in stature over the years. Dale and Carrie were blessed with 3 children and loved going to their activities and following their various sports teams. He beamed with pride and took every chance he could get to talk about them.

Dale was a genuine and caring man. He was always available to listen to others. He could talk with anyone about sports, especially his Jayhawks and Fighting Irish. He was a dreamer and despite his condition, continued to make big plans for his future. He was incredibly resilient and was recently told he had “escaped death” at least 3 times. He was known to be kind to all, caring and humble.

Dale enjoyed playing golf at the Baldwin Golf Course where he formed many lasting friendships. They are a truly giving and caring group of men, that would spring into action at a moment’s notice. Dale took his golf seriously, even attempted to teach his 18-month old grandson the correct putting form.

Dale is survived by his wife Carrie of Baldwin and their children Jacob (Jamie) Enick of Emporia, Rachael (Ericko) Borrero of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Callie (Kyle) McDaniel of Lawrence. Also surviving are his grandchildren Ryken and Kayson Hensley and Emery Enick, Elijah and Emilia Borrero, and Baby McDaniel. He is also survived by his sister Colleen Terry and brother William ‘Bill” Enick (Beth). Other survivors include father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Jane Schwartz, and brothers-in-law Greg (Kelly) Schwartz and Scot Schwartz. Several nieces, nephews including April, Andrew, Charley Jo, Camdon, and Hayley and very supportive extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and just recently, his brother-in-law Robert “Bob” Terry.

Dale fought a valiant battle with cancer since 2014. We appreciate his team at Lawrence Memorial Hospital healthcare system as he had extraordinary care over the years. His life was extended due to all their hard work and dedication. He put up a tough fight against cancer and we take solace in the fact that he is at peace with our Lord and Savior in heaven now.

Funeral services will be at 10 am Friday at Worden Cornerstone Church, with Pastor Wes Sirles officiating. Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Thursday also at the church.

In his memory, donations can be made to Worden Cornerstone Church or the Baldwin City Golf Course.

 

Messages & Condolences

From Patie Fielding...

Carrie we have many fond memories of Dale and his time with us in the Rehab Department. He was a cherished member of our team. Prayers for you and your family.

From Joanne Don and JR Hastings...

Carrie and Family, What a guy! Don and Dale never finished any conversation about the seasonal sports teams. Dale listened so patiently to JR’s Elvis Mansion and Chocolate Factory stories and played whatever part was popular that day. I was happy to finally have another Jayhawk in the family. We certainly were sorry to not be with you all at this time. We send our love and prayers. Big hugs and Rock Chalk

From Shawn Barnes...

Carrie sorry to hear about Dale. Prayers and hugs .

From Bruce Elliott...

Carrie, I am saddened to hear of your loss. Dale was such a nice person and fun to talk with. It was always apparent when talking with Dale of his love to his family. He will be dearly missed.

From Steve and Susie Dillon...

Carrie, we are so sorry to hear that Dale has passed. We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

From The Kehl’s...

Dale was a great guy! Always there with a smile and willing to help. Our thoughts are with you all.

From Darrell & Bobbie Terry...

Carrie & Family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Husband & Father.

From Tammi Weems...

We are so sorry for your loss. Dale was loved by so many and was truly one of a kind. He will be deeply missed.

From Mike & Linda Everett...

Carrie and family, We are deeply saddened by Dale’s passing. What a great guy and friend. My thoughts go back to many years spent in the gym playing hoops with Dale. His laugh was infectious and his demeanor was kind. Linda and I will be praying for you and your family during this time of loss. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Number 6: 24-26

From John Lewis...

So sorry to read about this. Condolences to the friends and family. I knew and worked with Dale a long, long time ago and remember what a great guy he was to be around.

From Erica Dalquest...

I’m so sorry to hear this. Dad (Don) thought very highly of Dale. The Dalquests are sending you our love and prayers.

From Timothy...

I was sorry to see this. Condolences to the Enick Family on Dale’s passing. Dale was a good friend at Seaman High when he moved to Topeka and also when he moved to Lawrence area about the same time I did.

From Karen Flory...

I’m so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know him this year and he was a delight. I pray that God will comfort your family.

From Anne Woods...

I am so sad to learn of this. Dale and I were 9-1-1 dispatchers together at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Dale was a gentleman and wonderful co-worker. My heart goes out to Carrie and the entire family.

From kari wempe...

Carrie and family: sending our deepest sympathy. Dale was a great guy who I was happy to get to know when he was dispatching back in the day. He valued family above all else and fought like crazy to get his health back. So very very sorry for your loss.

From Lisa Howard...

Carrie and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I know his family was his pride and joy. I will always remember him as kind and caring father and husband.

From Bob Howard...

My thoughts and prayers are with Dale’s family during this difficult time. Will miss him at the Baldwin golf course, he was always a great guy to be around.

From Susan Hoefer...

Blessings of love, light and peace!
Condolences to you and your family, Carrie!
I’m thinking of the time we shared at LMH.
Blessings again to you!
Susan.

From Susan...

Blessings of love, light and peace!
Condolences to you and your family, Carrie!
I’m thinking of the time we shared at LMH.
Blessings again to you!
Susan.

From ken wertzberger...

My condolences Carrie.

From Kelly Garrison...

Carrie, my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and the kids. Dale was always kind and loved to laugh. Dave and I remember him more during the football days of our boys. May God hold you in his arms during this difficult time and may you feel the presence of prayers from friends.

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