Kathleen M. Engberg, 88Published 3:30pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Born: July 23, 1924
Died: Oct. 31, 2012
Kathleen M. Engberg, age 88 years of Colony Court in Niles, Mich., died at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Buchanan Meadows Living Center, Buchanan, Mich., following an extended illness.
She was born on July 23, 1924 in Middletown, Ohio to Lawrence and Blanche (Holloway) Hannah. She was graduated from high school in Middletown, and employed at the former Sorg Paper Company (now Bay West division of Wausau Papers) in Middletown. She has lived in Niles since January of 1960.
Kathleen was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles. She was a sustaining member of the Niles Service League, and a member of the Monday Reading Club. She always enjoyed helping others, including volunteering with the Pawating Auxiliary of Lakeland Community Hospital, and as a young mother, volunteering with the Girl Scouts of America as an adult leader of the local Brownies. She also enjoyed walking outdoors.
On October 13, 1951 in Middletown she married Rudolph A. “Rudy” Engberg with whom she celebrated the 51st anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on Jan. 9, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by her brothers, Wilbur and William Hannah, who were twins.
Surviving family includes a daughter, Susan (& Dave) Majerek of Niles; grandsons David Majerek, Scott Majerek, and Chad Majerek; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Kathleen M. Engberg will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Edward H. Slate of Faith United Methodist Church in Buchanan officiating. Committal Services will be at the Graveside at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles at 11 a.m. on Friday.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Kathleen may be made to Hospice at Home.