Alberta E. Engels Obituary

Alberta E. Engels

<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT FACE MASKS BE WORN AT THE VISITATION AND SERVICE</span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Alberta E. Engels, age 93, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at a care center in Lake Norden, SD. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at&nbsp;First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown. Reverend Terry Drew will officiate. Music will be provided by Bruce Reinhart as organist/pianist and Judy Everson and Reverend Terry Drew as the soloists. The family is requested to meet at the church on Saturday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service. The family is requesting that masks be worn. The service will be Live Streamed.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. and prior to the service at the church on Saturday.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alberta&rsquo;s grandchildren: Todd Miller, Larry &ldquo;LJ&rdquo; Engels, Lee Engels, Joe Jurgens, Jamis Jurgens, Jerad Engels, Trevor Engels, Mike Grace, Kimberlee Miller, Lori Gilliland, Amy Lambrechts, Jessica Geiser, Jennifer Wirkus, Jacklyn Karli, Miranda Engels, Molly Engels along with her neighbor and lifelong friend, Donna Briggs. Active pallbearers will be her children: Sharon Miller, Larry Engels, Sandra Jurgens, John Engels, Jerry Engels, David Engels and Scott Engels.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Alberta E. Davis was born in Castlewood, SD, on July 21, 1927, to John and Elizabeth (Staudy) Davis. She attended school in Castlewood, SD. &nbsp;Following school, she married Edward &ldquo;Jack&rdquo; Engels on April 1, 1945, in Madison, MN. Afterwards, the couple moved to their farm by Goose Lake where they lived, farmed, and fed cattle together for 65 years. Alberta spent the majority of her life being a farmer&rsquo;s wife and raising their family. In 2015, she moved into the Castlewood Assisted Living. She enjoyed cooking, canning, dancing, playing the organ, writing in her daily journal and playing cards.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Alberta was a kind, joyous person who was quick to say, &ldquo;thank you&rdquo;, never had a bad word to say about anyone and never complained despite all of her ailments.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>She got her final wish to go meet Jack in the garden. She was ready to go to Heaven.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Alberta is survived by her children: Sharon (Curt) Miller, Larry (Amber) Engels, Sandra (Gary) Jurgens, John (Dixie) Engels, Jerry Engels (Pam Dolney)&nbsp;and David (Patty) Engels all of Watertown, SD, and Scott (Carol) Engels of Castlewood, SD; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great- great- grandchildren; brother, Jim Davis (Barb Cozad), Castlewood, SD; sisters-in-law: Bev Davis, Castlewood, SD, and Viola Engels, Watertown, SD.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Lance; her brothers: John Davis, Louis &ldquo;Buzz&rdquo; Davis, and Ed Davis; and sister, Mary Jongeling.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Alberta&rsquo;s family would like to extend their heartfelt &ldquo;thanks&rdquo; to the staff and residents at the Castlewood Assisted Living, Lake Norden Avantara Care Center and the Prairie Lakes Hospice staff.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Arrangements have been entrusted to Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel&nbsp; www.crawfordosthus.com</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>
July 21, 1927 - September 5, 202007/21/192709/05/2020
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Sep
11
Visitation
Friday, September 11 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel
1311 4th St. NE
Watertown, SD 57201
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12
Funeral Service
Saturday, September 12 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
121 1st Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201
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