Lois Engelmann, age 85, of Plato, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota, with interment at the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Lois Ruth (Bentz) Engelmann was born on August 1, 1931, in Mora, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herman and Mary (Weller) Bentz. Lois was baptized as an infant on August 23, 1931, by Pastor H. F. Jaus in Mora, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 25, 1945, by Pastor W. L. Stellwagon at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, Minnesota. Her confirmation verse was Matthew 10:32. Lois received her education at Mound High School in Mound, Minnesota, graduating with the class of 1949.
On May 22, 1954, Lois was united in marriage to Raymond Engelmann by Pastor L. F. Klug at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minnesota. Lois and Raymond made their home in Plato, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with 5 children, Donald, Randall, Robert, Kathleen and Debra. Lois and Raymond shared over 36 years of marriage together, until Raymond passed away on March 9, 1990.
In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Lois was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota.
Lois enjoyed singing, gardening, flowers, poetry, reading books and the Bible. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Lois passed away on, Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 85 years and 8 months.
Blessed be her memory.
Lois is survived by her:
Sons, Donald Engelmann and his wife, Darlene, of Plato, MN,
Randall Engelmann and his wife, Julie, of Coon Rapids, MN,
Robert Engelmann, of Norwood Young America, MN;
Daughters, Kathleen Findlay and her husband, Keith, of Mankato, MN,
Debra Engelmann of Glencoe, MN;
8 Grandchildren, Jodi, Timothy, Tracey, Matthew, Christopher, Kara, Kimberly, Dylan;
14 Great Grandchildren, Samuel, Anthony, Daniel, Benjamin, Arabella, Raegan, Katelynn, Miles, Jesse, Abigail, John, Devon, Dain, Kora;
Sisters-In-Law, Helma Engelmann of Glencoe, MN,
Norma Engelmann of Waconia, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Lois is preceded in death by her Husband, Raymond Engelmann; Parents, Herman and Mary (Weller) Bentz; Parents-In- Law, Henry and Stella (Dose) Engelmann; Brothers, Raymond (Lorraine) Bentz, Gilbert (Ann) Bentz, James (Mary Lou) Bentz; Sisters, Lillian (Alfred) Jackel, Elvera Bentz; Brothers-In-Law, Ruben Engelmann, Elmer Engelmann; Sister-In-Law, Ella Engelmann.