Obituary: Beaty Engels
June 14, 2021
Beaty Engels, 91, of New Rockford, N.D., died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 10 at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. Burial was held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D. Fr. Reese Weber and Deacon Kenneth Severinson officiated, with special music by Jacee Engels, Elijah O'Sullivan and Annette Hovey. Altar Servers were Luke Yri, Alivia Yri and Camebria Engels. Casket bearers were all of Beaty's granddaughters. Honorary bearers were all of Beaty's grandsons.
Beatrice "Beaty" was born August 24, 1929, in rural New Rockford, N.D. She was the daughter of Hugh and Anna O'Connor. She grew up on the family farm, attended country school close to home, and went to high school at St. James Academy in New Rockford. After high school, she remained on the family farm, where she was in her glory, helping with all the chores, planting, harvesting and caring for all the animals.
On January 15, 1952, she married Jerry Engels. They were the very first couple to be married at the Bremen Catholic Church in Bremen, N.D. Together they raised 10 children, five girls and five boys, on the farm where they farmed and ranched for many years.
She was a very active member in the St. John's Catholic Church for many years. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Gerards Circle and Card Club in Bremen, Homemakers, Circle Trail Riders, and the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her children, Janice Risovi, New Rockford, N.D.; Jim (Mary) Engels, Jamestown, N.D.; Mary Jo (Ron) Harter, Austin, Texas; John Engels, New Rockford, N.D.; Joe (Merritt) Engels, Warwick, N.D.; Jake (Lisa) Engels, New Rockford, N.D.; Jeff (Becky) Engels, New Rockford, N.D.; Karen (JR.) Peterson, Zimmerman, Minn.; Jodi Engels, Alberta, Canada; son-in-law, Bob Bina, Grand Forks, N.D.; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Beaty was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her daughter, Susan Bina; and son-in-law, Lester Risovi.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of New Rockford, N.D.