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Stacy Engel

April 24, 1978 - March 27, 2014



5-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Hillsboro Nursing Home Chapel, Hillsboro.

9:30-10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.

Prayer Service:


7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Hillsboro Nursing Home Chapel, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:


10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro.


Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro N.D.

Stacy Engel

April 24, 1978 - March 27, 2014


Stacy Maria Engel, 35, Hillsboro, ND passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Hillsboro Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 24, 1978 to Ralph and Charlotte (Thompson) Engel in Hillsboro where she grew up and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1996.  Following graduation she attended Mayville State College. After two years of attendance, Stacy’s lifelong journey began. She was diagnosed with an extremely rare and degenerative disease that she fought courageously, with her devoted family by her side, until the end.

Despite the many difficulties she faced, she met them with grace, and maintained a positive attitude through everything. She never let her disease get her down and through her faith, managed to take great joy out of life. Stacy was an avid sports fan, spending countless hours watching football and golf. The Denver Broncos, Notre Dame, and NDSU, were some of her favorite teams.  She also cherished the time she spent with her family at the lakes and at the farm, particularly during harvest season.Stacy loved people. From early on, she had an ability to make friends with anyone, regardless of age. Children always had a special place in her heart, especially her niece and nephew, who were adored by their “Auntie.” Though she was not able to be a teacher professionally, she taught everyone blessed to have known her about life, love, and laughter.

She will be greatly missed by her parents Ralph and Char Engel; brother, James Engel, Hillsboro; sister, Cheryl (Engel) Carlson, Fargo; niece, Danielle and nephew, Nick Carlson; aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alvin and Vi Thompson; Orville and Verna Wiger and Albert Engel.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Stacy’s caregivers for the abundance of care they gave her.

Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley and the Hillsboro Nursing Home.


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15 responses to “Stacy Engel”

  1. Becky Johnson says:

    Fargo ND
    My condolences to you during this difficult time.
    I always had a good time while we were in Mayville!

  2. Amber Koch Tezel says:

    I lived in the same dorm as Stacy at Mayville State. She was always so much fun to be around. My condolences to you.

  3. Juli (Hanson) Canning says:

    Fargo ND
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  4. Janet Coleman (Brag) says:

    Cavour SDSo sorry to hear about Stacy’s passing. I attended Mayville State with her. What I remember most about her is her contagious laugh. We spent alot of good time together, Tons of memories.

    I am honored to have been a part of her life, even for a short time. She made me a better person.

    My sympathies to her family, you are in my prayers. Heaven has just been given a special angel.

  5. Kirsten Johannson says:

    Bless her heart… Thinking of your whole family as you release a beautiful angel.

  6. Colette Cotton says:

    Cummings ND
    Our heartfelt wishes are with you at the time of Stacy’s passing to a new life. She has always been a sweetheart! May all of your memeories carry your heavy hearts until the day we all meet again! Love and hugs, The Cottons

  7. Kari Engel Borgen says:

    God Bless all the sweet memories of Stacy.

    Kari & family

  8. Valarie Boeddeker says:

    Stacy was an amazing person. I am really glad I got to call her friend. I will miss her greatly.

  9. Jenny Mitchell says:

    Cheryl and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. What a blessing to have a famiy like yours! God Bless you, Jenny

  10. Darla Cigainero says:

    Texarkana Texas Prayers for your family during this difficult time. Sincerely Darla

  11. Jodi Kurtz says:

    Ralph, Charlotte, Jim and Cheryl,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stacy was an amazing person! I will never forget the countless trips I made on my blue moped from our farm to yours to visit Stacy!

    She will be missed!

  12. Jody (Goldade) Scherr says:

    Strasburg ND
    Ralph, Charlotte, Jim & Cheryl

    Sorry to hear about Stacy’s passing. I will always remember her bright smile and energy as a young girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  13. Crystal ellis says:

    White settlement TxStacy and I had some fun times. In clubs, in study hall at school. We also had lots of good memories while visiting her at the nursing home. She would always cheer you up with her smile. Lots of laughing we did! Stacy I know you are at peace my dear. You will be shining your light down upon us. I will miss you lots. Love ya girlfriend. I will see you heaven one day. We will get to have that beer!

  14. Johnson Family says:

    St. Michael MN
    Cousin Stacy – You will always be in our hearts! I love and cherish all the years of wonderful family time we had together. Especially when our moms would get in their silly moods and laugh…We had awesome times at the lake! I also remember how you would light up when Gary walked in the room…you two had a very special bond.

    We love you and miss you dearly!
    Gary, Kim, Faith, Addison and Austin

  15. Lauren Sailor says:

    Mayville ND
    I am honored to have been one of the many caregivers at Hillsboro LTC for Stacy! She constantly had us laughing and giggling, and that million dollar smile! I’m very happy and relieved that she’s at peace now and probably running around free! God Bless your family, you’ll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!
    In His Love and Healing,
    Lauren Sailor ( short, young lady with short brown hair and a big smile)

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