10-11:00 on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah, KY
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Wanda Distler Engel, 65, Fargo, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013. She was born in Paducah, KY to Joseph Henry and Nelly May (Walker) Distler. Her family moved to Plymouth, Michigan just after she started the first grade. She graduated from Plymouth High School and went to the University of Michigan where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. After working as a social worker for several years she retired to become a full time mother. She was a supportive and encouraging mother and grandmother.
As an avid traveler she researched thoroughly and enthusiastically. She encouraged everyone to participate in the trips or activities they would enjoy. One travel goal which she achieved was to visit every state in the U.S. She also tried really hard to foster the love of travel for everyone who expressed an interest. Another focus for her research enthusiasm was genealogy. She researched both her family and anyone who needed help with their family.
Her spiritual faith in Christian Science was the mainstay of her life. In times of stress or illness she found the support she needed to accept and move forward toward a better life. Her belief in prayer was absolute.
A family focused giver, she will be missed each and every day.
She is survived by her daughters, Julia (Ben) Winegar, Amy (Dana) Mikkelsen; sister, Glenda Distler; grandchildren, Brinn, Shea, Wrehn, and Alexander Winegar; Liam and Ethan Mikkelsen; and many other relatives and friends.