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Funeral service for Aileen Mary Engdahl will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Rudichar of Cornerstone Church of God officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Engdahl, 89, of Gillette, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette of natural causes.
She was born April 3, 1923, in Lone Tree, the daughter of Cleveland and Lucy (McManus) Evans. She attended country schools.
On Feb. 3, 1944, she married James “Dick” Engdahl. In 1945, while he was in the military, Mrs. Engdahl worked as an elevator operator in Nebraska. The couple moved to Gillette in 1946. In Gillette, Mrs. Engdahl worked as a salesperson at Lipman and Wilson stores in the 1950s and 1960s.
Her priority and love was with her family and home. She was a member and chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary, a frequent volunteer at the Soup Kitchen and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Engdahl cherished visits with her friends and family, enjoyed card games, participating in Campbell County Senior Center activities and coordinating all of the family gatherings. She also admired birds and flowers.
Mrs. Engdahl is survived by her sons, Lyle Engdahl of Lingle, Larry Engdahl of Seattle, Wash., Dave Engdahl of Cody, Dan Engdahl and Rick Engdahl both of Gillette; sisters: Betty Beesley of Gillette and Collette Music of Casper; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992; a brother, Jim Evans; a sister, Joan Evans; and two grandchildren.
Memorials in Mrs. Engdahl’s name are suggested to the Close to Home Hospice House. Donations and condolences can be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences also can be sent via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com or attached to the obituary at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.