Edna Engelhardt

Edna Engelhardt



Edna J. Engelhardt, 98, of Monticello and formerly of Hawkeye, died Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Monticello Nursing & Rehab.

Funeral services were  held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Larry Trachte officiating. Burial followed at Hawkeye Cemetery. Visitation preceded the funeral at the church. Memorials may be made in Edna’s name to Christian Crusaders, 7401 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Edna’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

Edna Johena, daughter of Emil and Olga (Kliefoth) Nevermann was born July 21, 1920, in Monona. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith, and attended school at Evergreen Grove Country School, rural Monona. On December 12, 1939, she was united in marriage with Orval Engelhardt at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Monona. The couple farmed near Monona until 1955, at which time they moved to Hawkeye. They farmed in the Hawkeye area until retiring from farming in 1966. Orval and Edna co-owned and co-operated Engelhardt Feed Service for several years. Edna was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye and enjoyed crocheting and quilting.

Edna is survived by her three daughters, Shirley Amos of Waterloo, Dorothy and her husband Tom Welch of Anamosa, and Janice Engelhardt of Delano, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Sheryl (Brad) Sampson of Greeley, Shelley (Greg) Stickfort of Monticello, Sherry Kaiser of Joliet, Illinois, and Robert Amos of Lisbon; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rachel Engelhardt of Elkader; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orval who died February 7, 2006, granddaughter, Carol; and two sisters, LaNida Palas and Esther Schutte.


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