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James Martin Engle

March 26, 1945 ~ May 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

James Engle Obituary

James M. Engle, age 78, of Outing, died Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Mother of Mercy Care Center in Albany.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2023 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Grace Southside Cemetery near Annandale. Pastor Alex Becker will officiate.

James Martin Engle was born March 26, 1945 in Minneapolis to Martin and Shirley (Kleppe) Engle. He grew up in Richfield, graduating from Richfield High School with the Class of 1963. He moved to Annandale and Mound while his kids were in school, and for the past 20 years has resided in Outing. Jim started out working at Ostrom Sporting Goods in Minneapolis and at the Burnsville Sport Center, before starting his own company, Westside Yamaha, in Navarre. He was then self employed in construction doing remodel projects and as an antiques restorer and dealer. Jim had one of the most extensive collections of whale oil and kerosine early American lighting. He was a member of the Masonic Order. He enjoyed fly fishing, camping, and refinishing and restoring antiques. Jim will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his quick wit, and ability to tell a good story.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Carrie (Bill) Sjoblom of St. Cloud; son, Tim (Michelle) Engle of Annandale; grandchildren, Nicole Engle, Bridget Engle, Rebecca Engle (Zach Bartsch), and Alexa (Hayden) Willner; sister, Judy Kerr; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles.

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May 15, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale
305 Park St. E.
Annandale, MN 55302

Funeral Service
May 15, 2023

2:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale
305 Park St. E.
Annandale, MN 55302


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