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4th of July Pillsbury 2013 “Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Ruth and family. We will miss seeing him at Pillsbury. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Paul, Jean and Donald Jurek - MN

“Ruth we are thinking of you at this time of loss ,lots of love always. Mike and Edna ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to hear about Jack, Ruth. Many prayers to you, your families and all who loved him. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Marvin - St. Cloud

“Really sorry to hear about this, Jack will be missed. He was a real stand up guy with a good heart. My deepest sympathy and prayers for his family...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Vance Elfering - Elk River, MN

“Jack always got your attention and left you smiling. He will be missed by many. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Dean Michael - WI - Family friend

“So sorry to hear about Jack! Many fond memories from high school and religion days. Peace to all his loved one ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Shirley Boeckermann Lui - MN

“Margie and family,I am so sorry for your loss, may God be with you as you once again walk through this healing process. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Shirle Hiltner

“Marge, you & your family have our sincere sympathies! ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Virgil & Kathleen Linn - Mesa, AZ

“John, your family will be in my heart and prayers. John and I were very good friends in high school. I will always remember that I did not have a...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Kris Ogle-Cammall - Murrieta, CA

“Dawn this is to you and your two boys You will be in our thoughts and prayers today and during the difficult days ahead With Deepest SynpathyJudy ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Cook - Las Vegas, NV

“Dear Jack, I can picture you with a smile on your face dancing with the angels in a place full of love and beauty. You are with your dad now and I...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Dawn Morin - Saint Cloud, MN

“my thoughts and prayers are with your family ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: eileen kirchner - st.cloud, MN

“As a retired teacher I can go back over the years and remember many students but especially the ones that were in my first second grade class. John...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Ivanna Marano-Meyer - Melrose, MN

“I love you uncle jack I will miss you Semper Fi Love Corporal Morin and daughter lilianna Rose Morin ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Krystal Morin - Tarawa Terrace, NC

“Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family as you go through this very difficult time in your lives. May God give you the strength you...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Robert and Joyce Hens

“So sorry to hear about Jack. We hope all your memories get you through this difficult time. Anything we can do to help, just let us. Love you guys! ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Beth and Tom Kayser - Mounds View, MN

“Ruth and all of Jacks family--i am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you're in our thoughts and we're praying for healing and...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Sam and Laura (Kinzley) Boecker - SD

“Ruth,my prayers are with you and your family.May god give you strength in this time of sorrow.He was a fun loving guy. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Dan, Melinda Moening - Melrose

“I am so sorry to hear about this! Jack always made me smile and was one of the nicest guys I've ever known! Sending thoughts and prayers to all his...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Tieman-Gottwalt - St Joseph

“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, TO THE FAMILY, WE WILL MISS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR, ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: GERI & FRED VIERE - FREEPORT, MN

“Jack was a great person and will be missed by many / miss you already ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Kurt Klasen - First Cousin

“Jack, you will truly be missed! My sympathy goes out to Ruth and your family. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Steven Gilk - Melrose, MN


John R. "Jack" Engelmeyer, age 49 of St. Rosa, died unexpectedly from a massive heart attack on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 to 12 p.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.

John Roger Engelmeyer was born April 19, 1964 in Melrose, Minnesota to Arthur and Margaret (Finken) Engelmeyer. He graduated from the Melrose High School in 1982 and from Alexandria Technical College in 1983. He began driving truck and was an owner/operator for Goose River Transport of Alexandria. John was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa.

Jack was a jack of all trades; he enjoyed putzing around, snowmobiling, deer hunting and spending time at "The Woods". He especially enjoyed his pride and joy and Goddaughter, Emily, as well as spending time with his sons, Mick and Adam. Jack will have a positive impact on many lives from being an organ donor.

Survivors include his fiancé, Ruth Wiechmann of New Munich; sons, Mick and Adam Engelmeyer of St. Cloud; mother, Marge Engelmeyer of St. Rosa; brothers and sisters, JoAnn (Tom) Imdieke of Minneapolis, Jean (Jim) Hemker of Freeport, Julie (Ross) Voit of Albany, Joe (Kim) Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, Jay Engelmeyer of Breezy Point, Jerry (Julie) Engelmeyer of Merrifield, and Jamie (Amy) Engelmeyer of Freeport; 15 nieces and nephews; one great-niece; and Ruth's children, Amanda, Kyle, and Hanna Wiechmann of New Munich.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Engelmeyer on October 22, 2001.

Serving as casket bearers will be Bob Arnzen, Eric Mader, Mark Klaphake, Mark Pflipsen, Keith Wensmann, Jim King, Derek Engelmeyer, and Tyler Engelmeyer. Cross bearer will be Emily Engelmeyer and scripture bearers will be Joe and Kim Engelmeyer. Readers will be JoAnn Imdieke and Meaghan Hemker. Mass servers will be Luke and Eli Engelmeyer.

A special thank you to the Freeport Fire and Rescue and to the Melrose Ambulance.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The family will be making a donation to the Down Syndrome Foundation in Jack's honor.