Sara Pauline Enyart, 85, of Postville, Iowa died Monday, June 15, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville, Iowa, where she was a resident since September 2012. Sara was born to Albert and Emma (Leppert) Oelberg, their ninth and last child, on February 5, 1935 at home on the farm in Franklin Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. She attended Red School, a country school not far from their farm home in the Yellow River Valley. She attended high school in Waukon and graduated in 1953. Sara enjoyed being the youngest of a large family and all the friends that were around with her brothers.
Sara married a childhood neighbor, a friend of her brothers, Donald Russell Enyart, youngest son of Jim and Frieda (Martens) Enyart on June 7, 1953 at Forest Mills United Methodist Church. Sara joined Don in farming and farm life, working hard and raising a large family of their own on the farm in Post Township, Allamakee County, North of Postville, Iowa.
Sara was a loving and gentle mother who insisted all her children were precious. She loved to cook and bake, read, milk cows, garden and can produce, always teaching her children how to do these things for their betterment. Don and Sara were always together, depending on each other on the farm and into retirement when they moved to Postville in 1989. They were Alamo, Texas snowbirds for many years, traveling there with a fifth wheel trailer and enjoyed spending time with their friends. Many trips were taken and memories made visiting relatives and exploring America. She enjoyed visiting the Old Threshers Reunion at Mt. Pleasant, listening to Blue Grass Music and Camping. Sara was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1961 along side her daughter, and read the entire Bible. She also liked to read the Postville Herald and Cedar Rapids Gazette Newspapers.
Survivors include her seven children, Andy (Sharon) Enyart of Ossian, Iowa, Timothy (Christine) Enyart of Postville, Iowa, Janis Swale of West Union, Iowa, Lori (Mike) Weiss of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Donna (Brad) Storm of Delton, Michigan, Steven (Paula) Enyart of Postville, Iowa and Elizabeth (Andrew) Kuehl of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Jerrod (Erin) Enyart, Darrel (Lisa) Enyart, Gerry Wertz, Mindy Reigel, Matthew Wertz, Brian (Monica) Enyart, Mark (Nikole) Enyart, Cindy (Jay Miller) Enyart, Jason (Samantha) Enyart, Denise (Doug) French, Dawn (Christopher) Lambert, John (Mary Ann) Marreel, Jacqueline (Steven) Blank, Ryan Swale, Matthew (Jessica) Weiss, Andrea Weiss, Sarah (Jim) Bovia, Shannon Kirkestue, Riley Storm, Austin (Samantha) Storm, Adam Enyart, Alexander Enyart, Avery (Brooke) Enyart, Logan Kuehl, Genevieve Kuehl; many great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Arlene Oelberg, Vernaline Oelberg and Gladys Lee Oelberg.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Donald, who passed away November 23, 2009; one son, Joel Enyart; granddaughter, Caryn Enyart; son-in-law, David Swale; her parents; all her siblings: Andrew in 1944, Charles in 1982, Beulah Amundson in 2012, Iva Marie Vance in 2009, George in 2006, Christian in 2003, Harva in 2000 and Kermit in 2012.
The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Society for the many years of care.
Memorial may be directed to Postville Public Library, Good Samaritan Society and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville.
Cards may be sent to Steve Enyart, 545 Frankville Road, Postville, IA 52162.
Visitation will be held from 3-8 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona, Iowa.
There will be a Private Family Funeral and Graveside Service.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state and federal guidance on gatherings will be followed. We recommend that everyone wears a facemask and follows social distancing guidelines.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.