Elton Edward Engelman, age 91, of Winsted, died Wednesday, May 5,2010, at Glencoe Regional Hospital.
The funeral service will be Monday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato with the Rev. Mark Little officiating. Interment will follow at the Stockholm Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and will continue Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Elton’s six grandchildren will be his casket bearers.
Elton was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Stockholm Township, Wright County, the son of William and Margaret (Hess) Engelman. He was baptized as an infant, and confirmed in his faith as a youth.
Elton received his education at Dahl School in Wright County.
He was united in marriage to Lorraine Nelson May 16, 1943, at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Stockholm Township. Elton and Lorraine shared 67 years of marriage and were blessed with four children.
After their marriage, the couple farmed in Hale Township.
Elton held employment at Ochu Implement and Winsted Farm Equipment in Winsted, retiring in 1982.
Elton enjoyed gardening, repairing tractors, and driving around looking for the biggest bottle of pop and largest ice cream cone. He loved visiting with friends and neighbors, and especially loved the time he spent with his family and grandchildren.
Elton is survived by his wife, Lorraine Engelman of Winsted; children, LuAnn Heyer of Maple Plain, Gwen Rusch and her husband, Larry, of Las Vegas, NV, Harlan Engelman of Winsted, and Roxanne Yurek and her husband, Ronald, of Silver Lake; grandchildren Pamela Murphy, Chad Murphy, Jeremy Rusch, Jody Large, Christy Charbonneau, and Matthew Wosmek; and eight great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Engelman; sisters Elaine (Ed) Schouviller, and Bea (Marv) Schumann; and in-laws John Arthur and Lillian Nelson.
The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato handled the arrangements.