William Marvin Engel


William Marvin Engel, age 76, of LeSueur, Minnesota died peacefully surrounded by family on
August 5, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 at St. Anne’s
Catholic Church in LeSueur. Visitation will be held Friday, August 10 from 4:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m
at Kolden Funeral Home, LeSueur. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday
morning from 8:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Burial with military honors will take place at Calvary
Cemetery following Mass. Lunch will be held at St. Anne’s School.
William “Bill” Engel was born on February 11, 1942, in LeSueur, Minnesota to Marvin and
Mildred (Moore) Engel. He graduated from LeSueur High School in 1960. While stationed in
Anchorage, Alaska with the Army, he met Jaquelyn “Jackie” Brunner. They were married at St.
Anne’s Catholic Church in LeSueur on June 27, 1964. After his enlistment, he served in the
Army Reserves until 1967.
He worked for Easterlund Implement in Le Sueur, Hydra Power in Minneapolis, and retired after
many years from Food Producers International in St. Louis Park. Bill was an avid outdoorsman
who loved his fishing and hunting trips with his brothers, family, and friends. He enjoyed his
time volunteering over the years, sharing his time and talents at the LeSueur Food Shelf, Jaycees,
Pioneer Power Association, and St. Anne’s Church. Bill retired after 30 years from the LeSueur
Fire Department, where he spent 20 years as a pump instructor, 15 years as the president of the
relief association, and was captain for 18 years.
Bill loved his family most of all. He was a loving husband and father, but most of all a wonderful
grandfather, in which he had a special relationship with each of his grandchildren. He will be
greatly missed. A special thank you to his loving caregivers at Oak Terrace, Mayo Clinic
Hospice, and family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie.
Daughters, Jeanne (Kurt) Morem of Phoenix, AZ
Patricia “Patty” (Todd) Heminover of Prior Lake
and Holly (Kelly) O’Malley of LeCenter.
Grandchildren, Ashley& Ryan Morem, Alexis Heminover, & Riley and Caden O’Malley.
Siblings, Ann (Art) Brenke of Henderson, Marjorie (Orville) Steinborn of LeSueur, Jim (Laurie)
Engel of Henderson, Kathy (Dave) Nelson of Chaska and Karen Coil (Special Friend, Donn
Bischof) of Jordan and Mary (Jerome) Murphy of Waterville, MN as well as many nieces,
nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ray, Russ and Marv Jr.