Funeral services for John Engelke, 87, of Sutherland, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. Rev. LeRoy Riemer will officiate the service.
Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. Friday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland.
Interment will take place in Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 152 of Sutherland.
Following the graveside service, there will be lunch served at the Legion Hall in Sutherland.
Mr. Engelke passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Sioux City.
John J. Engelke, the son of William D. and Emma Meyer Engelke, was born May 11, 1921, in Sutherland. His childhood years were spent in the Calumet area, where he received his education, graduating from Calumet High School. Following his schooling, he entered into the military and served with the U.S. Navy as a Flight Engineer 2nd Class from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1946.
John married Marjory Ginger on July 10, 1948, in Sutherland. Following their marriage, they lived in Sutherland, where they farmed for many years. John also owned and operated his own sand and gravel business in his later years. John was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau and American Legion Post No. 152 of Sutherland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Engelke; and a grandchild.
John is survived by his wife, Marjory of Sutherland; his children: Brian "Butch" Engelke and his wife, Betty, Bonnie Rohrs and her husband, David and Bruce Engelke -- all of Sutherland; six grandchildren; one sister, Elva Dau of Hartley; and a brother, Robert Engelke of Paullina.
Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.