OBITUARY: Elaine R. Engstrom

Services for Elaine R. Engstrom, 83 of St. Michael, Minn., were Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at St. Albert Catholic Church of Albertville, Minn.

Mrs. Engstrom died at Monticello Hospital, Monticello, Minn., Aug. 14.

Interment was at St. Albert’s  Cemetery, Albertville.

She was born July 1, 1930, to Anton and Alice (Quinn) Zimmel in Osakis, Minn. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education and was married to Robert E. Engstrom from Jan. 11, 1953, to September 1993. She taught for 35 years in Nelson, Minn; Henning, Minn;  St. Michael and Albertville, Minn. She was active in many community organizations including the Legion Auxiliary, Lioness, Red Hats, Crow River Senior Citizen Center, Monticello Hospital Auxiliary and Christian Women’s in Albertville.

Mrs. Engstrom was named Citizen of the Year during the Albertville Friendly City Days. She was a member of the Women’s Bowling League at Crow River Lanes.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Roy; brother, Lyle Zimmel; and brother-in-law, John Gallo.

Survived by her children, Jeaneen (Bruce) Berning, Ron (Jenny) Engstrom, Lowell (Alice) Engstrom and Lynell (David) Becker; 13 grandchildren; 8 ½ great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Mattern; brother, Robert (Eleanor) Zimmel and sister, Carol (Gene) Dell.

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