September 3, 1934 – March 21, 2015

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for David Engelmeier, age 80, who died Saturday at St. Benedicts Senior Center. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m., Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Dave was born in St. Anthony, MN to Joseph and Veronica (Stich) Engelmeier. He married Lorraine Neidhart on April 21, 1956 in St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud. Dave served in US Navy from June 1952 to August 1955 as Botswain Mate. He worked at St. Cloud VA Medical Center as an outpatient clinic supervisor for 35 years. Dave was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, deer hunt, play softball, golf, and throw horseshoes. Dave also enjoyed bowling, where he was Association Manager for 46 years. He was past commander for American Legion post 455, and was a bus driver for the last 10 years for Richmond Bus Service. Dave was a member of St. Boniface Church. He was a lifetime member of the Cold Spring American Legion Post 455, and Cold Spring V.F.W. 6915. He was also a member of (NERA) Navy Enlisted Reserve Association, and Koran Last Man Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Lorraine; son, Allen (Deborah) Pelvit; granddaughters, Nicole (Michael) Wienen, and Allison (Jamie) Folie; sisters, Rosetta Troxell, Ella Hardy, and Madyln Raugland; 6 great-grandchildren, Breanna, Cody, Braylee, Drew, Brennan, and Danika; 2 nieces, and 2 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo; sister, Doris Hopkins; in-laws, Bob Troxell, Foy Hopkins, Gerald Hardy, and John Raugland.