Florence Engelter

florence engelter

Florence Otos Engelter,95, of  Fargo,  passed away at Bethany Homes University Dr, on Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Florence was born in Lisbon, ND on November 16, 1914 to Anna (Olsen)  and Gus Johnson. In 1928 the family moved to Fargo where she graduated from Central High School. Florence attended Minetti Beauty School and worked for a time at Sears Beauty Salon.

Florence married Donald Otos on October 7, 1936. They farmed near Mapleton, ND until his death. In 1967 she married Hilbert Engelter who was a pharmacist in his own drug store in West Fargo until his death in 1974. Florence resided in Fargo until her death. She enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and sewing. Her summers were spent at her place on Pelican Lake.

She is survived by a son, Lee (Janice) Otos, West Fargo;  grandsons, Albert Otos West Fargo and Don (Kim) Otos , Mandan, ND; and one great grandson, Bodhi Otos.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, and one brother.

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  1. Jefferson City MOShe was a wonderful woman. Too much time had passed since being in touch. God’s blessing with your loss. My family’s prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow and emptiness.

  2. Rochester MN
    Florence was always smiling and fun to talk to. We used to love going fishing with her and are sad that Esau never got to experience that. We still snuggle under the beautiful afghan she knit for us. Florence will be deeply missed!

  3. Fargo ND
    I first met Florence in June of this year when she drove to our outdoor worship service at Hope Lutheran Church — just across the street. I was visiting with folks in their cars, and since she was elderly (I had no idea how elderly!), I brought her a cup of coffee and a donut. We spoke a couple more times before Phil & Judy contacted me about her, so it was a pleasant surprise to find out it was her when I went to visit at her apartment! What a strong, independent woman of faith — she was an inspiration to me these last few months! Priscilla Smith, Hospitality at Hope Lutheran, Fargo.

  4. I remember Florence and Hebie when they visited in Mandan. My father, William K Engelter, George Engelter and Hilbert Engelter and his sister Jeanette Engelter Schmidt were all cousins. One boy per family. I know the adults spent great times together. My folks and George were in Fargo for Hilbert’s funeral – a sad time for Bill and George to lose their cousin. My sympathy to all the family.

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