Engel, Nina (2 APR 1913 - 20 FEB 2002)






----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 02/22/2002

Engel, Nina (2 APR 1913 - 20 FEB 2002)

SPENCER - Nina Engel, 88, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Continental Manor in Abbotsford.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Spencer. The Rev. Lois Takata will officiate.

Burial will be in West Spencer Cemetery in the town of Sherman, Clark County. Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, Jeff Andres, Austin Karl and Andy Karl, grandson-in-law Dale Andres, and nephews Dale Thomas and Randy Sischo.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Community Funeral Home in Spencer and one hour before services Saturday at the church.

Nina was born April 2, 1913, near Christie, Clark County, to Arthur and Bessie (nee Morse) Sischo. They moved to Greenwood where Nina graduated from Greenwood High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a teacher's lifetime certificate.

Nina married Marvin "Mike" Engel in 1935. They built their home in Spencer and started a nursery and built greenhouses. This was accomplished during World War II. Nina taught schools in Clark and Marathon Counties and was principal of a state graded school in Riplinger. She taught in the upper grades at Spencer for seven years.

She was a member of Spencer United Methodist Church and a former leader of youth fellowship groups and taught Sunday School. She loved children and loved playing games with them as well as putting on the church's Christmas programs. She liked to oil paint, enjoyed music (she played the organ), liked to write poetry and children's books and fishing.

Nina is survived by her husband, Mike Engel two daughters, Kathleen Landwehr of Spencer and Carol (Chet) Kowalewski of Hazelhurst her son, Roger (Mary) Engel of Marshfield grandchildren, Lori (Dale) Andres of Auburndale, Lisa Karl of Spencer, Jennifer (Kevin) Swensen of Biron and Michelle Nelson of Unity and her great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Andres, Austin and Andy Karl.

Nine was preceded in death by her parents one daughter, Becky Jean four brothers and four sisters.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to all of the staff at the Continental Manor for the love and care they gave to Nina.



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