Mark Enright

Mark smiles to the camera. The sky is behind him and he wears a red polo.

Mark James Enright, age 50, of Owatonna, MN, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at his home. A special gathering for family and friends was held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna, MN. A special time of memory sharing was held at 2 p.m.

Mark was born on January 20, 1971 in Shawnee Mission, KS, the son of Edwin and Louise (Burmeister) Enright. Mark grew up in various places throughout Iowa and graduated in 1990 from North Iowa High School in Buffalo Center. He was a 17-letter awardee in football, basketball, baseball, and golf, and during his senior year was named Athlete of the Year. Mark attended Iowa Central on a football scholarship, but was injured before finishing, and graduated with a Business Degree. He transferred to Mankato State and continued his education there.

On August 8, 1992 he married Nichole Larson, and they had three children. Mark worked at Target in several locations and then worked in management for several different companies. His most recent job was a logistics manager at XPO Logistics in Owatonna. He was respected by his coworkers and would keep in touch with many of them over the years.

Mark loved to travel and cherished his trip to the new Dallas Cowboys stadium that was a planned surprise Father’s Day gift, and being able to lie down on the fifty-yard line and take it all in. His church was the golf course, which he would attend every Saturday with his father. Mark was known as the cardinal whisperer and would ask Siri, “What does the cardinal sound like?” until they were flying through his yard. Mark will be remembered for his love of his children and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Enright of North Mankato, Hailee Enright of Owatonna, and Tyler Enright of Faribault, MN; father, Ed (Jane) Enright of Garner; mother, Louise Enright of Buffalo Center; brother, John (Kim) Enright of Buffalo Center; sister, Rachel Enright of West Des Moines; aunt Valeria Janeski of Longmont, CO; uncle Al (Paulette) Enright of Ankeny; and nieces Chloe and Kaitlyn. Mark was also survived by his special friend Leslie Bianchi of Owatonna, and her children Lizzy and Abby. Other special people in his life are Kari Anderson and her daughter Andi, and also his grandpups, Lilly and Macy.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna assisted family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at




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