Engler, Beatrice G. (Beatie), Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at HealthSource Saginaw. Age 91 years. The daughter of the late George and Hattie (Kube) Rummell, Beatrice was born May 19, 1920 in Hemlock, Michigan. She married Frederick W. Engler, her loving husband of 36 years, on May 17, 1975. He survives her. Beatrice was employed at Sears Roebuck as a division manager for 22 years and looked forward to going every day until her retirement in 1975. She enjoyed attending Immanuel Baptist Church. Beatrice enjoyed watching the wildlife that frequented her back acreage. She loved her precious kittens over the years, Benji, Betsie, Bobbi and Sonny. Surviving besides her husband Frederick are one daughter, three sons and their spouses, Lynn and Gary Kurzhals, Jackson; Michael and Peggy Engler, Merrill; Phillip and Jan Engler, Saginaw; Lawrence and Turi Engler, Ventura, California; Beatrice’s grandchildren, John (Michelle) Kurzhals, Stephanie (Fred) Thomas, Mandy (Rob) Helveston, Alicia Engler, Salem Engler, Tristan Engler, Peter Hull, Aaron, Dustin and Cody Engler, Beth (John) Klass, Jeff (Ruthie) Shemanski, Christina Bordonaro, Michael (Alysa) Bordonaro ; great-grandchildren, Joshua Kurzhals, Cody and Hannah Thomas, Ana Kurzhals, Rachel and Anna Klass, Julia Shemanski, Timothy Crang, Myra Helveston; a sister-in-law, Edwinna Rummell; several nieces and nephews. Beatrice was preceded in death by one sister and one brother, Lucille Jean Rummell and Ray Elden Rummell. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Pastor Myles Bentley will officiate with interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeland, Michigan. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to your favorite animal welfare group. www.snowfuneralhome.net