Obituary of Hugo Leon Engelken
Hugo L. Engelken, 92, of Dyersville formerly of Petersburg, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, at home.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2020 at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. A visitation will continue Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St Francis Xavier Basilica with burial in SS. Peter & Paul cemetery, Petersburg, Iowa. Military honors will be accorded by the Dyersville American Legion Post #137. Hugo's funeral link for at home viewing is https://youtu.be/r-EdWT81IXc
Hugo was born March 15, 1928, in Petersburg, the son of Henry and Rose (Lammers) Engelken. He married Catherine Lansing on April 29, 1953 in Dyersville. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Hugo farmed for most of his life and also worked at utility construction for a couple of years. He loved to fish, tinker with small engines and being outdoors.
Survivors include his children: Robert (Carol) Engelken of Center Point, Richard (Rhonda) Engelken of Greensburg, KS, Roger Engelken of Dyersville, Rose (Herb) Greider of Dauphin, PA, Gerri Schlotfeldt of Marion, Mary Sleichter of Iowa City, Susan (Eric) Peterson of Lake City, IA, Joan (Vince) Castle of Visalia, CA, Shirley (Kent) Wilson of Marion, Paul (Susan) Engelken of Woodward, IA, Carl (Debbie) Engelken of Warrens, WI, 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two on the way, siblings:, Dan (Dee) Engelken of Seminole, FL, Marty (Joyce) Engelken of Orange City, FL, in laws: Jerome (Mary Margaret) Lansing and John (Rita) Lansing all of Dyersville, Verna Rose (LeRoy) Bries of Guttenberg, William (Joan) Lansing of Worthington, Bernice Lansing of Dyersville, Leon (Betty) Mullis of LaPorte City and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine, parents, parents-in-law, Lawrence and Amanda (Gaul) Lansing, son-in-laws, Randy Schlotfeldt, Randy Sleichter, grandson, BJ Engelken, siblings: Rita Engelken, Elva Engelken, Arlene (Ed) Baker, in laws; Wilma Mullis, Joe (Ruth) Lansing, Art Lansing, Fr. Augustine Dreiling OSB.
Mass of Christian Burial
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