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Marlin S. B. Engen

Marlin S. B. Engen

8/16/1937 - 3/15/214

Marlin S. B. Engen age 76, of Brooten, died on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-8:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marlin Sander Bruce Engen was born on August 16, 1937, in Brooten, Minnesota the son of Martin and Bella (Nelson) Engen. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooten. Marlin attended and graduated from Brooten High School in 1955.

On September 17, 1960, Marlin was united in marriage to Janet Nelson at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade. They were able to share in 53 years of marriage. Marlin was a Master Electrician and worked for 51 years in Parkers Prairie, Minnetonka, and the Belgrade and Brooten area. He owned Engen Electric which he ran as well as farming and working for Bayer Built for 16 years.

Marlin was a member of Crow River Lutheran Church. He enjoyed horseback riding, country and western music, dancing, and going to auctions, and visiting with friends and family. Marlin was very proud of Angus cattle herd. Marlin cherished the time he was able to spend with grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family will remember his favorite saying as "Happy Days".

Marlin S. B. Engen passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, Janet; son, Cory (Debra) Engen, of Browerville; grandchildren, Martin (Kayla) Engen of Brooten, Amanda Toutges (special friend Laura Nelson) of Willmar, Alexis Criss of St. Cloud, Ashley Engen (special friend, Michael Traynor) of Long Prairie, and Amber Engen of California; and 10 great grandchildren.

Marlins family wishes to thank you for your prayers, cards, and flowers during this time. No acknowledgements will be sent.