Obit: Engum, Allen Otis (1934 - 2007)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Engum, Amundson, Sonnentag, Ives, Card, Whitman, Maug, Mayenschein, Mashin, Drescher, Conner

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) August 22, 2007

Engum, Allen Otis (March 27, 1934 - August 17, 2007)

Allen Engum, 73, of 26 E. Main St. Fairchild, passed away Friday morning, August 17, 2007 at his home.

Allen Otis Engum, son of Reynold and Louise (Amundson) Engum was born March 27, 1934, in Whitehall. He was raised on a farm in Burnside Township, Trempealeau County, and attended grade and high school in Independence. Allen was baptized and confirmed at Evanger Lutheran Church near his home. For a short time after his schooling, he worked at a machine factory in Illinois. He had also been employed two years on a wheat ranch in Montana, before returning to Wisconsin, where he was employed several years by Nelson Muffler in Neillsville, Wis.

He was united in marriage to Mary Sonnentag on November 12, 1955, in Chippewa Falls. The couple lived in Neillsville, where they owned and operated Horswill Café and Bar. They later moved to Viroqua, before returning to Fairchild in the early 1980s, where they owned and operated the Wild Horse Saloon for two years.

Allen is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Calvin) Ives, of Neillsville; brother-in-law, Henry (Norma) Card, of Fairchild; two nephews, Dave Whitman and Mark Whitman, both of Osseo; five nieces, Cindy (Doug) Maug, of Osseo; Bonnie (Jim) Mayenschein, Linda (Marvin) Mashin, Debbie (Tom) Drescher, all of Neillsville; Chari (Mitch) Conner, of Chili, and their families.

He was preceded in death by his father, in November of 1967; mother, in June of 1998; wife, Mary in September of 1999; sister, Elaine Card in November of 1998; and nephew, Jerry Whitman in September of 1992.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2007* at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, with Pastor Jack Starr officiating. Burial will be in the Fairchild Cemetery.

(*Transcriber note: Believe this November 22, should have been August 22, 2007)



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