Amy Engelhardt, 85, of Mabel
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:31 AM
Amy G. Engelhardt, 85, of Mabel died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa.
She was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Castalia, Iowa to Harvey and Marie (Meyer) Dahms. She attended country schools in the Castalia area and graduated from the Monona High School.
On Oct. 26, 1945, she married Melvin Engelhardt at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They farmed in the Burr Oak area until 1976 when they retired and moved to Mabel. Mrs. Engelhardt did babysitting, delivered Meals on Wheels, and volunteered at Green Lea Manor. Mr. Engelardt died June 3, 2007. She has been a resident of the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel for three years.
She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and enjoyed crocheting, quilting, embroidering, baking, cooking, traveling, going to parades and supporting local fundraisers.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Alton) Barth and Kathy (Marc) Rosendahl, both of Decorah; a step-daughter, Viola (Dan) Goluba of McHenry, Ill.; grandchildren, Lori (Rick) Rea and Scott (Michelle) Barth of Decorah, Misti (Ryan) Shawver of New Hampton, Iowa, and Kyle (Katie) Rosendahl of Waverly, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Austin Barth, Jack and Madison Shawver, and Cayla Rosendahl; brother Lynwood (Sandy) Dahms of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; step daughter-in-law Ruth (Kenneth) Jauert of Decorah; and many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; a sister, Zonna Carter; and step children Donald and Duane Engelhardt and Violet Larson.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Gail George officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements.