Caroline T. Engelmeyer, age 79, formerly of St. Cloud, died Saturday, November 29, 2019 at Mother of Mercy Care Center, Albany, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 2nd at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Dan Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Caroline Theresa Engelmeyer was born July 24, 1940 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Christ and Bertha (Herzog) Engelmeyer. She attended school in St. Rosa. Following her years in school, Caroline became a waitress, first working at Charles Café in Freeport. She then became employed as a waitress in St. Cloud. When the Holiday Inn opened, Caroline took a job waitressing in the hotel restaurant and worked there until her retirement in May 2016.
As a young lady, she was member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. At St. Rose parish, Caroline tended to all the outdoor flowers and also washed and pressed the alter linens for the church. When St. Cloud became her home, she became a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud and would attend mass at the St. Cloud VA Hospital.
Caroline can be remembered as a very hard worker and was truly excited to go to work and serve her customers. Her hobbies included doing cross stitch and embroidery and putting puzzles together. Caroline was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan. Being an aunt and great aunt was truly special to her and she loved her time with her nieces and nephews.
She will be missed by her sisters, Alice McKenney of St. Louis Park, Gloria (Jerry) Thomes of Little Falls, and Mary Jane (John) Klaphake of St. Rosa; and sister-in-law, Margie Engelmeyer of St. Rosa and Mary Ann Engelmeyer of Melrose; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, Christ and Bertha Engelmeyer; brothers, Art Engelmeyer, Ron Engelmeyer, and Roger Engelmeyer; brother-in-law, Ronald McKenney; sister-in-law, Mary Kay Engelmeyer and nephew, Jack Engelmeyer.
Serving as casket bearers were Jamie Engelmeyer, Michael Klaphake, Glen Engelmeyer, Chris Engelmeyer, Eric Thomes and Chris Thomes. Cross bearer was Peyton Weber and scripture bearer was Kaleb Weber. Readers were Ahna Neil and Elizabeth Neil. Gift bearers were Mary Watkins and Paul Weber. Words of remembrance were shared by June Klaphake.