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Joyce Engel May 19, 1935 - Dec. 15, 2008

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WILLMAR -- Joyce Engel, 73, of Willmar, died Monday at Rice Care Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tripolis Lutheran Church, rural Kandiyohi. Burial will be in Big Grove Lutheran Cemetery, rural Belgrade.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and for one hour prior to service at the church.

She was born May 19, 1935, in Minneapolis to Paul and Olga (Sandberg) Lind. She grew up in Hopkins where she attended school.

She married William Engel on Oct. 16, 1954. They lived in the Minneapolis area and Kenyon before moving to the Belgrade area. Following her husband's death in 1986, she moved to Willmar. She attended Ridgewater College and received her associate's degree in 1988. She was an administrative assistant at the Kandi Mall from 1988 until 1999. In 2000, she opened Kandi Krafts and Kollectibles, retiring in January. She attended Tripolis Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children: Brian Engel of Duluth, Betty (and Norm) Strehlow of Willmar; Cheri (and Tom) Wright of Willmar; Jeanette (and Mike) Jacobson of Raymond and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

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