Agnes Engel - February 17, 2009Agnes E. Engel, age 83, longtime rural Ogallala, Neb., resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 in Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Denver.
Agnes was born Sept. 8, 1925 at Keystone, Neb., the daughter of Guy W. and Alma E. Osborn Pierce.
Agnes received her early education at Keystone, finishing the last two years at Ogallala High School. She graduated with the Class of 1945.
Agnes then worked for Good-All Electric until 1948. On May 2, 1949 she married William W. Engel in Ogallala. The couple resided at their farm south of Ogallala for over 50 years. Agnes was involved in the farming operation. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in May of 1999. William ‘Bill” died in September 1999.
Agnes was confirmed on Dec. 16, 1956 and became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in the Lutheran Womens Missionary League. She also belonged to the ABC Extension Club. Her hobbies included reading and quilting.
Preceding her in death were her husband Bill, her parents, her grandson Moses Simpson, and her sister Irene Wood.
Survivors include three daughters: Sandra and husband Jim Glenn of Grant, Neb., Becky and husband Lloyd Dahlkoetter of Grant, and Katherine and husband Russ Simpson of Denver; two sons: Charles Engel and wife Jolene of Ogallala, and David Engel and wife Lisa of Grant; three sisters: Marie Saunders, Lois Klinge, and Carol Creason, all of Ogallala; two brothers: Virgil and wife Donna Pierce of Ogallala and Melvin and wife Shirley Pierce of Gering, Neb.; 11 grandchildren: Stacey and husband Matt Manary of Kearney, Neb., Joshua Dahlkoetter of Grant, Scott, Jeffrey and Kameron Simpson, all of Denver, Johanna, Phillip and Emilene Engel, all of Ogallala, Craig Engel of Columbus, Neb., Christopher and wife Amber Engel of Ashland, Neb., and Cashia and husband Dave Dailey of Grant; four great-grandchildren: Carsyn and Easton Manary of Kearney, and Keegan and Kalli Dailey of Grant; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church southwest of Ogallala with Rev. Wayne T. Pick officiating.
Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.