Fern E. Enos, age 102, of Alamo Township, MI passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Alamo Nursing Home. She was born April 10, 1914 in Kendallville, Indiana, the daughter of Perry and Didamie (Potter) Irwin. Fern had a lifelong ambition of starting a facility to serve as a nursing home, with particular emphasis on care for the aged. It was in November 1955 on a section of their family farm that Alamo Nursing Home was built and still serves the elderly today. State regulations required licensed personnel to be on staff so Fern went back to school and became an LPN and served as owner and Administrator for many years until her retirement. She then went on to open and operate Fern's Ceramics in Plainwell. She enjoyed porcelain making and had made many porcelain dolls for her family, even making the clothing by hand. She loved to fish and enjoyed crocheting and quilting and had also made several quilts for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Fern was very devoted to her family and would give the shirt off her own back if you needed it. She wanted to make life better for others. On November 26, 1927 she married Ray Enos who passed away in 1984. Surviving are her son, Walter Enos, daughter-in-law, Betty Enos along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Perry Enos, Catherine Preston and Mary Lou Holdeman; grandchildren, Sandy Hughes and Barbara Croy and siblings, Otha, Cecil, Herbert, Ronald, Goldie, Norma, Arthur, Bertha, Martha, Alice, Allen, Katherine, Richard, Raymond and Paul. Friends may visit with Fern's family starting at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Greg Yarworth officiating. Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo Township. Contributions in memory of Fern may be made to the Alamo Nursing Home Activities Fund.