Margaret Jane “Peggy” Engelmann passed away in San Antonio, TX on April 18, 2021. Peggy was born in Waukegan, IL to John and Florence Grom. She attended Waukegan Township High School, graduating in 1964. She met George Engelmann in 1971, they were married in 1975 and became a blended family. Peggy was a homemaker for most of her life and moved to
Hancock, WI in 1986 where she lived until her passing. Peggy will be remembered for her love of family, including her children and grandchildren who she spent time with as often as she
could. She loved deer hunting with George, and one of her favorite places was her tree stand during archery season. Peggy was passionate about her church and church family, she loved
hymns and gospel music, and spent many years as the organist at New Life Church. Peggy and George traveled extensively in the second half of life, and they dedicated the last 30 plus
years to missionary work. Peggy would often lead Bible study at many of the locations. They ministered at a bible college in South Dakota, Teen Challenge camps throughout the southern
US and Florida, new church builds, an Alaska caravan over the summer of 2019 to work on multiple church repairs, and her final mission trip to San Antonio, TX at another teen challenge
center. Peggy loved to travel and her non-missionary adventures brought her to different areas of the US. She loved her cruises, quiet time in the Northwoods, and the trip to Germany she
took with George a few years ago. Over the years Peggy made many friends during the annual RV MAPS trips and convention that she and George participated in. Many of her friends and
family remember her sense of humor, her love of cats, board games, the color purple, and most importantly her love for the Lord. Peggy’s bright spirit and laugh will be missed.
Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, George Engelmann. Children; Georg (Angela) Engelmann, James (Annette) Engelmann, Elisabeth (Jim) McKee, Georgine (Robert) Wood. Grandchildren; Alex, Aubrie, Georgie, Gracie, Nicole, Omer, Zakara, Erin, Angela, Kylee, Zach, and Marena. One sister, Patricia Grom, and a brother John (Carol) Grom. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and daughter, Heidi.
Special thanks to the congregation at New Life Church in Plainfield, and all of the RV MAPS volunteers and administrative staff for their prayers and support.
A memorial service will be held at New Life Assembly of God Church in Plainfield on Friday, July 16th at 10am. Friends and family are welcome to join us as we celebrate Peggy’s life.
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