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Wilmar John "Wimpy" Engelmann

Funeral services for Wilmar John "Wimpy" Engelmann, 87, of Norwood Young America (NYA) were held Friday, Feb. 13, from the St. John's Lutheran Church in NYA. Officiating was the Rev. Scott Gustafson.

Mr. Engelmann died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.

The organist was Arthur Fuchs. The congregational hymns were "How Great Thou Art," "Lift High The Cross" and "What a Friend We Have In Jesus." Soloist Lawrence Biermann, sang "Muede bin ich, geh zur Ruh."

Serving as casket bearers were Robert Kruschke, Dennis Kruschke, Richard Cohrs, Kenneth Fabel, Stan Munkelwitz and Earl Burandt. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Engelmann was born to Diedrich and Anna (Klancke) Engelmann on Oct. 12, 1916, in Norwood. He was baptized on Nov. 5, 1916, at the St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Abraham. He attended the St. John's Lutheran School. On April 27, 1930, Mr. Engelmann was confirmed in the faith at St. John's Lutheran by the Rev. Abraham.

Mr. Engelmann farmed south of NYA on Country Road 33. He was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He had a love for farming and animals. He especially liked cats and birds.

Survivors include his sister, Laura Kruschke of Lester Prairie; nieces and nephews, Delores and Earl Burandt of Golden Valley, Carolyn and Stan Munkelwitz of Eden Prairie, Myron and Diane Sellnow of Grand Rapids, Arlene and Kenneth Fabel of Cologne, Lovera Ohm of NYA, Janet and Art Mackenthun of Pueblo, Colo., Eunice and Richard Cohrs of Watertown, Robert Kruschke of Lester Prairie, Dennis and Lonna Kruschke of Glencoe, Sylvia and Bob Foster of Maple Grove; special friends, Lisa, Gregg, Kelly and Kyle Wenlund; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Elsie Harjes and Edna Gruetzmacher; and brother, Hilbert Engelmann.

Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in NYA.

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