Hugo L. Engelken, 92, of Dyersville, formerly of Petersburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, at home.
Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, at St Francis Xavier Basilica with burial in SS. Peter & Paul cemetery, Petersburg. Military honors will be accorded by the Dyersville American Legion Post #137.
Hugo was born March 15, 1928, in Petersburg, the son of Henry and Rose (Lammers) Engelken. He married Catherine Lansing April 29, 1953, in Dyersville. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Hugo farmed for most of his life and also worked at utility construction for a couple of years. He loved to fish, tinker with small engines and be outdoors.
Survivors include his children: Robert (Carol) Engelken of Center Point, Richard (Rhonda) Engelken of Greensburg, Kan., Roger Engelken of Dyersville, Rose (Herb) Greider of Dauphin, Penn., Gerri Schlotfeldt of Marion, Mary Sleichter of Iowa City, Susan (Eric) Peterson of Lake City, Joan (Vince) Castle of Visalia, Cal., Shirley (Kent) Wilson of Marion, Paul (Susan) Engelken of Woodward, Carl (Debbie) Engelken of Warrens, Wis.; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two on the way; siblings, Dan (Dee) Engelken of Seminole, Fla. and Marty (Joyce) Engelken of Orange City, Fla.; in laws: Jerome (Mary Margaret) Lansing and John (Rita) Lansing, all of Dyersville, Verna Rose (LeRoy) Bries of Guttenberg, William (Joan) Lansing of Worthington, Bernice Lansing of Dyersville, Leon (Betty) Mullis of LaPorte City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine; parents; parents-in-law, Lawrence and Amanda (Gaul) Lansing; sons-in-law, Randy Schlotfeldt and Randy Sleichter; grandson, BJ Engelken; siblings: Rita Engelken, Elva Engelken and Arlene (Ed) Baker; in-laws: Wilma Mullis, Joe (Ruth) Lansing, Art Lansing and Fr. Augustine Dreiling, OSB.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.