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Luella Jane Engholm

Luella Jane Engholm

Luella Jane Engholm (Eue) age 84 of Brainerd, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

There will be two dates on Luella's headstone; the day she was born, August 29, 1932 and the day she went to be with Jesus-the dash in-between the dates is more than just a dash- it's a dash that holds all the meaningful moments in her life.

Luella filled a life with love, kindness, patience and strength. She was born and raised in Brainerd. By the age of 20, Luella married her sweetheart, Kenneth Leslie Engholm on April 22, 1950. They raised eight sons and one daughter on a vast farm of nearly 222 acres. Every day, Luella would have the kids checking chickens for eggs, pick her vegetables in her garden, and provide delicious home cooked meals for her growing family. Luella loved yellow roses.

As her boys grew and started their own families, they would often return on the weekends. Saturday mornings were filled with her grandchildren running around the farm, watching cartoons while Luella made a hearty breakfast, with piles of eggs and toast for everyone. Each of her 32 grandchildren felt special and loved.

Luella enjoyed cooking, shopping, visiting her sister in Denver.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Kenneth; children: Jack (Linda) of Brainerd, David (Sue) of Ramsey, Randy (Tristy) of Brainerd, Gary (Betty) of Fort Ripley, Loren (Brenda) of Brainerd, Keith (Mary) of Emmett, KS, Brian (Donna) of Brainerd, Robbie (Angie) of Pequot Lakes and Tammy (Joe) Hinch of Brainerd; 32 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Gretchen "Joanne" Hogarth of Brainerd; sister-in-law, Donna Eue, of Brainerd.

Luella is preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jacob Hinch; brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4-7PM at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home - BRAINERD CHAPEL, and one hour prior to the service, Friday at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, near Brainerd

Caring for Luella & the Engholm Family:

Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home

BRAINERD CHAPEL 218-829-3581