A celebration service for the lives of LeRoy and Virginia Engler will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. Visitation for the couple will take place on Friday, December 10, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 11, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the remembrance center. (Family viewing available at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.) Interment will follow the service at the Marshall Cemetery with military honors provided for LeRoy by the U.S. American Legion Post 113 of Marshall.
Virginia Alice Engler was born August 3rd, 1944, in Superior, Wisconsin, to parents John and Estella (Martineau) Quam. She grew up and attended school in Superior, Wisconsin. In 1961, Virginia was united in marriage to Paul King, in Sherman, Texas. Of their union, they had a daughter, Jennifer. Virginia worked for Swifts turkey processing for many years, where she met Leroy Engler. Virginia and Leroy were united in marriage on October 20th, 1977. The couple had three children together; Travis, Brian, and Cheri. They went on to make their home in Marshall, Minnesota. She also ran a daycare program for many years, and all of the children she watched over, never wanted to go home or leave her presence at the end of the day. Virginia was adored by everyone she met. She had a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and loved to make everyone laugh. She could strike up a conversation with anyone, young and old alike. Her favorite thing to do was embarrass you uptown with her quick-witted sideways sarcasm. Her enjoyments in life included, cooking, canning, reading, crafting, and spending time with her family. Virginia was also a proud member of the Fon du Lac band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Virginia died November 10th, 2021, at Avera Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 77 years, 3 months, and 7 days. Blessed be her memory.
She is survived by her husband, Leroy Engler of Marshall; four children, Jennifer Hubler of Marshall, Travis Engler of Marshall, Brian (Gloria) Engler of Minneota, and Cheri (Wayne) Seehusen of Marshall. Twelve grandchildren; Danielle Martineau of Pipestone, Amy Hubler of Marshall, James Hubler of Balaton, Brandon Dwire of Marshall, Cheyenne (Josh) Jacobs of Marshall, Jett Engler of Marshall, Juliana Engler of Marshall, Kaleb Engler of Marshall, Brian S, Engler of Minneota, Jasmine Engler of Minneota, Ethan Seehusen of Marshall, Gavin Seehusen of Marshall. Three great grandchildren; Jackson Bailey of Pipestone, Jayden Hubler of Marshall, and Noah Jacobs of Marshall. Virginia was proceeded in death by her parents, John and Estella Quam, one brother, Richard Quam, two sisters, Sandra Wheeler, Stella Quam, and one granddaughter, Sarah Hubler.