Norma Engelmann, age 92, of Waconia, Minnesota, and formerly of Plato, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Auburn Home in Waconia, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3:00 P.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 1:00-3:00 P.M., 2 hours prior the service at the church.
Norma Frieda (Panning) Engelmann was born on December 3, 1924, at home in Hamburg, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William and Martha (Jaus) Panning. Norma was baptized as an infant on December 14, 1924, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 10, 1938, both by Rev. H. J. Boumann at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. She received her education at Emanuel Lutheran Church parochial school in Hamburg.
On November 25, 1945, Norma was united in marriage to Elmer John Engelmann by Rev. Wohlfiel at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. Norma and Elmer made their home on a farm north of Plato, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with eight children, Marianne, Harlan, Wallace, Linda, Roger, Nancy, Karen and Jane. Norma and Elmer shared over 65 years of marriage, until Elmer passed away on November 24, 2011.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Norma helped on the family farm. She was a faithful member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, Minnesota, where she volunteered to serve at funerals and make quilts.
Norma was family oriented and a hard worker. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, baking, canning and playing cards, especially 500.
Norma passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017 at the Auburn Home in Waconia, Minnesota, at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 28 days. Blessed be her memory.
Norma is survived by her:
Children, Linda Bierstedt and her husband, Gary, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Roger Engelmann and his wife, Peggy, of Plato, MN,
Nancy Birkholz and her husband, Robert, of Lester Prairie, MN,
Karen Mathews and her husband, William, of Hutchinson, MN,
Jane Roth and her husband, Larry, of Lester Prairie, MN;
Son-In-Law, Dennis Dittmer and his wife, Charlotte, of Plato, MN;
Daughter-In-Law, BettyAnn Engelmann of Plymouth, MN;
Grandchildren, Daniel Dittmer and his friend, Allison Long, Bryan Dittmer and his wife, Amy, Sarah Engelmann, Mark Engelmann, Teresa Logue and her husband, Jeff, Chris Engelmann, Josh Engelmann and his wife, Kristin, Brad Bierstedt and his wife, Theresa, Erin Penning and her husband, Brett, Adam Birkholz and his wife, Dana, Heather Remer and her husband, Charlie, Jennifer Emery and her husband, Chad, Joseph Mathews and his wife, Rachel, Katrina Lorenzen and her husband, Cody, Zach Roth, Jacob Roth, Mitchell Roth;
Great Grandchildren, Karsten and Eleanor Bierstedt, Samantha Logue, Ashley Sayles and her husband, Tim, Josh Logue, Jack and Evelyn Remer, Hailey and Clayton Birkholz, Ethan Smith, Abigail Lorenzen, Anika and Rowan Mathews, Liam and Finn Emery, Colton and Avery Dittmer;
Great-Great Grandchildren, Anthony Stavinoha, Tucker Sayles, Braxton and Gunner Logue;
Brothers and Sister, Melroy Panning of Norwood Young America, MN,
Gordon Panning and his wife, Lois, of Hamburg, MN,
Werner Panning and his wife, Evelyn, of Aitkin, MN,
William Panning and his wife, Deanna, of Hamburg, MN,
Martha Smith and her husband, Harvin, of Norwood Young America, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Helma Engelmann of Glencoe, MN,
Marilyn Bjelland of Norwood Young America, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Panning; Husband, Elmer Engelmann; Children, Marianne Dittmer, Harlan Engelmann, Wallace Engelmann; Siblings, Raymond Panning and his wife, Myra, Roland Panning, Hillard Panning, Marvin Panning and his wife, Violet, Helma Hoernemann and her husband, Karl, Marlaine Panning, Irmgard Otto and her husband, Elmer; Brothers-In-Law and Sisters-in-Law, Ruben Engelmann, Ella Engelmann, Raymond Engelmann and his wife, Lois.