A memorial service for Enie Booton, of Arnolds Park, was held Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Good News Community Church in Okoboji. Interment was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Okoboji. There was a Celebration Gathering at Emerald Hills Golf Course in Arnolds Park following interment. Memorials given to the family will be donated to Enie’s favorite charities.
Lorene “Enie” Booton, the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Harmelink, was born on November 1, 1937, in Sioux County, Iowa. At an early age, Enie moved to Jackson, Minnesota, where she graduated high school.
On November 28, 1959, Enie was united in marriage to Ron Booton in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They made their home in Milford until moving to Arnolds Park, Iowa, in 1998. Enie worked as a bank teller at First Bank & Trust in Spirit Lake for forty years, where she made lifelong friends. She was a member of the Good News Community Church in Okoboji.
Ron and Enie were honored as Grand Marshals in the 2006 Milford Pioneer Days Parade. In her free time, Enie enjoyed playing bingo (back in the day), sitting on her deck looking at the lake and spending time with family. Grandma Enie’s greatest joy were her grandchildren and attending their many sporting events.
Enie passed away May 4, 2021, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, at eighty-three years of age.
She is survived by her son, Kirby (Angie) Booton of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; daughter, Kristi (Jim) O’Neill of Delano, Minnesota; sister, Bev Tischler of Jackson, Minnesota; grandchildren, Natalie (Sam) Taylor; Haley (Thayne) McElhinney, Riley (Lindsy) Larson, Keegan, Terron and Kallon O’Neill; great-grandchildren, Bowen and Jackson Taylor, Cayden, Nolen and Graysen Larson.
Enie was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Booton; parents, Joe and Bertha Harmelink; brother, Jerry Harmelink and sister, Edna Bezdicek.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.