Sophie Engel

Sophie Engel, 93, of Miller, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, Miller with Rev. Matt Richards officiating.  Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2016 with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller.

On July 2, 1923 Sophie was born to George and Lydia (Buechler) Engel in Miller.  She attended Stebbins Country School through the 8th grade.  After completing the elementary grades, she helped out on the family farm during the depression.  She then lived with her parents until she moved to Miller in the mid 1960’s, and worked at the Miller Good Samaritan Society for 35 years as a housekeeper.  She was a very hard worker and dedicated employee.

Gardening and her house plants were some of her favorite past-times.  She was soft spoken, but always with a smile.

Sophie was a member of the Miller VFW Auxiliary, First United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her sister, Lydia Hall of Miller; nieces: Charlotte Taylor, Bonnie Hall, Bev (Leland) Cain, all of Miller, Gorgene (Chad) Hoffbeck of Perry, IA, Helen (Jerry) Job, Betty Holcomb, all of Fort Collins, CO, Violet Eisenbraun of Rapid City and Vianna Engel of Rochester, WA; nephews: Harlan (Linda) Eisenbraun of Wall, Mike (Lori) Engel of Freeman, Loren (Diane) Engel of Fort Collins, CO, Kenny Eisenbraun of Asland, MA, Richard Engel of Mooresville, IN, Nick Eisenbraun of Wall, Lonnie and Larry Engel of Centralia, WA, and Freddy Engel of Berryville, AR; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Vida; brothers: George, John, Ed, and Fred; five infant siblings; sisters-in-law: Lorene Engel, Esther Engel, and Geneva Engel; nephews: Jerry Eisenbraun, Willard Engel, Clayton Engel, and Eddie Engel.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Sophie’s arrangements.

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