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Harold Gene “Harry” Engle, age 92, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday morning, April 27, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on May 21, 1928 in Sauk Centre the son of William L. & Elsie (Foster) Engle.

Harry graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1946 where he was an All-Conference Basketball Player. He held the Sauk Centre points per game scoring record for many years. While living in Sauk Centre, he was a farmer.

On September 5, 1955, Harold Gene “Harry” Engle and Liane B. Rademacher were joined in holy marriage at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa, Minnesota.   God blessed their marriage with four children.

Harry was employed for over twenty-seven years at Sterner Industries in Winsted as a welder.  He also was a school bus driver starting in 1970 for Lester Prairie School District and later Howard Lake Waverly-Winsted School District.

He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Survived by his children: Jean Read of Darwin (significant other Chuck Rizzo), Patrick (Cindy) Engle of Winsted, Nancy (Randy) Lachermeier of Trevor, Wisconsin and Deb (Edward) Fosdick of Lester Prairie; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; special friend: Theresa Fasching; a sister: Beulah Zierden of Sauk Rapids; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his wife Liane B. Engle on March 16, 1988, his parents, a son-in-law: Edwin Read; two grandchildren: Aleaha and Holli; brothers and a sister’s: Floyd, LeRoy, Kenneth, Clifford, Erwin, Louis, Lester, Julian, Theodore “Ted”, Vera Kranz, Elsie Taylor and Margaret Braaten.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold G. “Harry” Engle will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.   Father Aaron Johanneck will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Ed Fosdick, Nick Fosdick, Christie Hanson, Jackie Snabb, Beau Lachermeier, and Krystal Fair.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

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4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Karen (Rademacher) Dahlen

    May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. You have my deepest sympathy, prayers for the entire family.

  2. Ron and Pam Rolf

    Deb, Ed, Pat and the rest of the family. Pam and I were sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was blessed with a long life filled with children and many friends. He will be missed. And we miss you guys as well. Blessed me your Dad’s memory.

  3. Kelly Hess Lindland

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our condolences to the entire family.

  4. Tim Buss

    Pat and the Engle family; We are so saddened by the loss of your father, grandfather, friend.
    May he rest in peace and may peace find you.
    Tim and DeAnn Buss


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