Rudy Engstrom

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Rudy Engstrom, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Lake City.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Paul Federer presiding and burial at the Lake City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lampe Funeral Home, Lake City.

Rudolph “Rudy” Emil Engstrom was born on May 19, 1924, in Swea City, Iowa, to Walter and Daisy (Skaggs) Engstrom. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-1945. On July 11, 1946, Rudy married Naomi Speicher in Buffalo Center, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State College in 1951 and was the vocational agriculture instructor at the Lake City Community School District for over 35 years.

Rudy is survived by sons Tom (Linda) Engstrom of Mankato, Minnesota, and David (Mary) Engstrom of Webster City, Iowa; daughters Teresa Engstrom (Jere Blanchfield) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dawn Remsburg of Ames, Iowa, and Ann (Mark Weinberg) of Big Sky, Montana; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Darlene Alberts of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Mildred “Millie” (Jim) Duflo of Fairmont, Minnesota, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Naomi, in April; son-in-law Kim Remsburg; sisters Louetta Angle and Mavis Fisher; and brother Lawrence Engstrom.

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