Rhodella M. Engelmann, age 98, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 9, 2022, 11:00 AM, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota with interment held at a later date at the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Monday, January 9, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
There will be no fellowship following the service at the church.
Rhodella Marie (Stradtmann) Engelmann was born on July 28, 1924, to August and Frieda (Schuette) Stradtmann. She was baptized as an infant on August 17, 1924, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 12, 1938, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Rhodella grew up in Glencoe, and attended the Glencoe Country School and then the Glencoe Public School through the ninth grade.
On June 13, 1948, Rhodella was united in marriage to Norwin Engelmann at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. They made their home on a dairy farm east of Glencoe with their two children, Darroll and Mavis. They shared 27 years of marriage until Norwin passed away on March 6, 1976.
Rhodella was actively involved in helping Norwin on the farm and caring for her children. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, and baking. Rhodella was well known for baking Swedish Tea Rings at Christmas time. She was part of a few card groups, including the Glencoe Senior Citizens, where she enjoyed playing 500 and sheepshead. Rhodella was a member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where she was active with the Ladies’ Aid. She was a member of the local Red Hat Society group and was delighted to help with her children’s 4-H club activities. Later in life, Rhodella was a seasonal employee for Seneca Foods in Glencoe. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.
Rhodella passed away on December 15, 2022, at the age of 98 at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
Blessed be her memory.
Rhodella is survived by her
Children, Darroll Engelmann and his wife, Susan of Glencoe, MN,
Mavis Nelson and her husband, Steven of Pleasanton, CA;
Grandchildren, Brad Engelmann and his wife, Caitlin, Beth Klawitter and her husband, Zach, Lisa Jilek and her husband, Ben, Jennifer Nelson, Jeff Nelson;
Brother, Lyle Stradtmann and his wife, Linda of Glencoe, MN;
Sisters-in-law, Elaine Nelson of Glencoe, MN, Mabel Stradtmann of Glencoe, MN;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Rhodella was preceded in death by her parents, August and Frieda Stradtmann; husband, Norwin Engelmann; siblings, Vera Schauer and her husband, Raymond, Vernon Stradtmann, Earl Stradtmann.