The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

April 20, 2013

Ronald Engel

—   Ronald Engel, age 65, of St. James died on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in St. James.

  Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Augustana Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Burial will  be a Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James with Military Honors provided by the St. James Veterans Honor Guard.

  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and one hour before services on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials be directed to MS Society, Paralyzed Veterans of Minnesota or Augustana Lutheran Church. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

  Ronald William Engel was born March 29, 1948 at New Ulm, MN, the son of William and Vera (Behrmann) Engel. Ron attended school in Judson, Madelia and graduated from St. James High School. He also attended Jackson Vo-Tech for auto mechanics. He served in the Army (1968-1970) and was a Vietnam Vet.

  Ron married Betty Anderson, they later divorced. They have 2 daughters, Dawn and Laura. Ron was married to Brenda Ellanson and they later divorced. On September 4, 1993, Ron married Lois (Krueger) Morrow. At this time he acquired 2 more daughters, Shelli and Cheryl and 2 sons, Frank Jr., and Michael.

  Ron and Lois lived on a farm site north west of Godahl for 16 years. On March 19, 2009, Ron moved to a nursing home because he has multiple sclerosis and Lois could no longer care for him at home. He was diagnosed with M.S. in January 2004 after he had symptoms for 3 years.

  Ron was a mechanic but his main job was truck driving. He owned his own truck from 1990 to July 2000. He worked for Star Bulk and Dittrich Trucking, New Ulm, Reddeman Trucking, Lowell Bloomquist Construction, Klassen Trucking, Mountain Lake & Fortune Transportation, Windom.

  Ron was a member of the VFW Post 1914, American Legion Post 33, Fraternal Order of Eagles #3420 and Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans.

  Ron is survived by his wife; Lois Engel of St. James, daughters; Laura (Bill) Sense of Maiden Rock, WI, Dawn Fast & special friend Gary Jones of Ormsby, step-daughters; Shelli La Plante of St. James, Cheryl (Eugene) Tauer of New Ulm, step-sons; Michael (Autumn) Morrow of St. James, Frank Morrow, Jr. of Eagle Lake, sisters; Mary Ann (Donald) Menssen of St. James, Lois Kaiser of Henderson, NV, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.

  He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and 3 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Rachel VanHorn

     Rachel VanHorn, 71, of Amboy, died on Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • pauline halvorson.JPG Pauline Halvorson

       Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeLores Porter.JPG DeLores (Christensen) Porter

     DeLores (Christensen) Porter, Beloved Mother and Grandmother, age 85, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Keystone Communities in Mankato.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald Schmidt.JPG Ronald "Ron" George Schmidt

     Ronald "Ron" George Schmidt, 66, went to be with his Lord and join his parents in Heaven on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Melba Katterhagen.JPG Melba Katterhagen

      Melba Katterhagen, age 82 of Waseca, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Lakeshore Inn in Waseca.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • judy peery 1.JPG Judith "Judy" A. Peery

       Judith "Judy" A. Peery, 73, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Alice Mae Benson

    Alice Mae Benson, age 88, of Madison Lake died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Mankato, MN.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lyle Cromer.JPG Lyle Lawrence Cromer

    Lyle Lawrence Cromer, age 82 of Waseca passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Colony Court Memory Care in Waseca surrounded by his family.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pauline Halvorson

    Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Maynard Lee Peterson

    Maynard Lee Peterson, 93, passed away Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, at the Lodge on Natchez in Elko, Minnesota.

    July 24, 2014