Carol Joyce Engesser

Carol Joyce Engesser

Carol Joyce Engesser, 79 of Springfield, died Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Ridgeway on German in New Ulm.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home and will continue Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Thursday, March 10, at 10:30 am. with Pastor David G. Fretham officiating.  Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home.

Carol Joyce Engesser was born on September 20, 1936 in Canby, to Carl and Julia (Olson) Fallstone.  She attended country school and also Sebeka Public Schools.  Carol met and married Milo Engesser in Sioux Falls, SD. They moved to Springfield in 1957, where she worked as a house cleaner.  She enjoyed reading, watching tv, playing cards, and visiting the casino. Carol was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and Zion Lutheran Church where she was involved with the ladies groups. 

She is survived by her daughters - Deb (Joel) Janni of Springfield and Connie Ryan of New Ulm; 5 grandchildren - Jim (Jessica) Janni of New Ulm, Jennifer (David) Fischer of Sleepy Eye, Jordan Janni of Springfield, Megan Ryan of Westmont, IL, and Adam Ryan of New Ulm; and 2 great grandchildren - Brianna and Connor Janni.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband Milo; son Carl; sister Lois (Edwin) Bay.  Carol considered the staff at Ridgeway on German her extended family, her family would like thank them for the wonderful care they provided.

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