Lake City—Rudy Engstrom, 95, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Lake City. Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Paul Federer presiding and burial was in the Lake City Cemetery.
Rudolph “Rudy” Emil Engstrom was born on May 19, 1924 in Swea City, IA to parents Walter and Daisy (Skaggs) Engstrom. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1942-1945. On July 11, 1946 Rudy married Naomi Speicher in Buffalo Center, IA. He graduated from Iowa State College in 1951 and was the Vocational Agriculture Instructor at the Lake City Community School District for over 35 years.
Rudy is survived by sons Tom (Linda) Engstrom of Mankato, MN and David (Mary) Engstrom of Webster City, IA; daughters Teresa Engstrom (Jere Blanchfield) of Minneapolis, MN, Dawn Remsburg of Ames, IA, and Ann (Mark Weinberg) of Big Sky, MT; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Darlene Alberts of Albert Lea, MN and Mildred “Millie” (Jim) Duflo of Fairmont, MN and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Naomi in April; son-in-law Kim Remsburg; sisters Louetta Angle and Mavis Fisher; and brother Lawrence Engstrom.