Phyllis Engleson, 72, Fargo, passed away Friday, October 13, 2006 in her home under the care of her loving husband.
Phyllis Ann Welsh, mother, wife, friend, was born on January 19, 1934 to George Welsh and Emily (Kelly) Welsh in Watertown, SD. Phyllis graduated from Willmar High School and attended St. Cloud State to obtain her teaching certificate. She married Russel (Rod) Engleson on August 24, 1954 at St. Mary?s Catholic Church in Willmar, MN. After a year of teaching at Lake Owasso Elementary School in North St. Paul, they moved back to Willmar to start their family. In 1972, while raising their family of then six children, Phyllis completed her teaching degree. Two years later they moved to Minot, ND and in 1986 she and Rod relocated to Fargo, ND. Phyllis was very active in the church and communities in which they lived, volunteering much of her free time to St. Mary?s Catholic Church in Willmar, Our Lady of Grace in Minot, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo. Phyllis enjoyed sewing, bridge and the fellowship at the Fargo YMCA.
She is survived by her husband, Russel (Rod); children: Michael J. Engleson, Eureka, CA, Roderic F. (Peggy) Engleson, Minot, ND, Timothy J. (Charlotte) Engleson, Eureka, MT, Jeffery A. (Lori) Engleson, Bismarck, ND, Mary P. Engleson (Charles Fatoma), Prague, Czech Republic, Emily K. (Dale) Trautmann Fargo, ND, and Paul T. (Julie) Engleson, Inver Grove Heights, MN; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; her siblings, Patricia Lumsden, La Grande, OR, Norbert (Marilyn) Welsh, Coon Rapids, MN, Dennis (Sandie) Welsh, Mequon, WI, Kathryn (George) May, Mendota Heights, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Jim Welsh, George Welsh, Jean Klint, and Lois Condon.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2006 ? Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND, and Monday in the church one hour before the
Prayer Service: 7 p.m. ? Sunday ? Boulger Funeral Home
Funeral: 2 p.m. ? Monday, October 16, 2006 ? Church of the Holy Spirit, Fargo, ND
Burial: 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006 – St. Mary?s Cemetery ? Willmar, MN
Memorials are preferred to Roger Maris Cancer Center.
Special thanks to all who helped our family from Red River Valley Hospice and the Roger Maris Cancer Center.