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Edward Olaf Engen

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Service Details


Date: Thursday
May 3, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota

*and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church


Date: Friday
May 4, 2018

Time: 11:00 A.M.

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota


Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota



Edward Olaf “Bud” Engen, age 87 of rural Austin, Minnesota, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home in Lansing Township.  Bud was born on April 9, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota to Clarence and Paula (Larson) Engen. He grew up on the family farm near Austin and graduated with the Class of 1949 from Austin High School. On November 6, 1954 he was united in marriage to Frances Della Tollefson at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin.  They raised their family and farmed in rural Austin.  Frances passed away in December of 1987.  On December 20, 1998 Bud married Delores Anderson in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Bud and Delores resided on their Lansing Township farm, and in 1999 he officially “retired” from farming.  Bud’s family continued the farming operation, and Bud continued to be active in the profession he loved!  He was a longtime member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, the Austin FFA Alumni, and past member of the Austin Moose Lodge #1735.    Bud was an avid fisherman, treasuring his many years at the family cabin on Big Chippewa Lake near Alexandria.  Bud will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Delores Engen of Cannon Falls, formerly of Austin; daughters Julie (Chuck) Naatz of Waltham, Judie (Randy) Jacobson of Niceville, FL; 4 grandchildren Stephanie (Brandon) Burbank of Rochester, Rebecca Johnson of Blooming Prairie, Sarah Naatz of Blooming Prairie, Christine Jacobson of Boston, MA; 4 great-grandchildren Brady and Abbey Johnson, Hunter and Brynn Burbank; sisters Mildred Ehlers of Austin, Lillian (Charles) McPherson of Blacksburg, VA, Wanda Citurs of Northwood, IA; also by Delores’s children and their families. He was preceded in death by his first wife Frances; son Robert; parents Clarence and Paula Engen, brothers Jerald and Leland, and sister Clara; grandson-in-law Derek Johnson.

Funeral services for Bud will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, Associate in Ministry officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Memorials preferred to St. Olaf Lutheran Church. 


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