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Francis Emil Engelking, age 87, of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years and their three daughters lifting him up, while his son and dad pulled him up to heaven.
Preceded in death by son, Michael and parents, Emil George and Ruby. Survived by wife, Helen; daughters, Cindy Kemper, Carmen (Paul) Thorvaldson, and Christy (Robin) Fodor; grandchildren, Brian (Amy), Lindsay, Rachelle, Tom (Erin), Christian (Patience), Dylan, Erin, Natalie, and Justin; great-grandchildren, Carter, Hailey, Sam, Casey, Brooke, Carmen, and Lucas.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park, MN, 55071. Interment to follow at the parish cemetery. Masks will be REQUIRED while in the church and at the cemetery.
LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: For those who would like to participate in Emil's service via Livestream, you can watch the service on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11 AM. It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to watch the service. If you are having troubles with the Livestream, please accept our apologies, but the service will be available to watch later in the day.