Vernie A. Engeljohn, 100, Altamont

Vernie August Engeljohn, 100, of Altamont and formerly of St. Peter, died at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) Cemetery in Altamont, with the Rev. Don Klepzig officiating. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) Cemetery Fund.

Mr. Engeljohn was born on March 22, 1907, in rural St. Peter, the son of Chris and Katherine Runge Engeljohn. He married Fern Kruse on Feb. 22, 1936; she died in 1988.

He was a retired farmer, and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Altamont.

He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis and her husband Bill Swinford of Easley, S.C.; grandchildren, Ted Swinford and his wife Peggy, Scott Swinford and his wife Mary, Dean Swinford and his wife Alison, and Katherine and her husband Paul Hodgdon; great-grandchildren, Amber and her husband Jerod Dunn, Sabrina Swinford and Cynde Hodgdon; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Otto Engeljohn; and sisters, Hulda Sporleder, Rose Storck, Alvina Sporleder, Mabel Siddens, Althea Ryan, Ida Strullmeyer and Ruby Wolff.

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