In loving memory of

Mary Ann Laverne Engle
June 7, 1923 - October 8, 2021

Mary Ann Laverne Engle, of White Lake, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at her daughter's home in Little Chute under the care of hospice. She was 98 years old. She was born on June 7, 1923, in Shawano, a daughter of Emil and Mary (Jantz) Hauser. She married David Gelb on Feb. 22, 1941, he preceded her in death in 1974. She married Charles Engle on Oct. 2, 1976, he preceded her in death in 1996.

Mary Ann was a beautician for Country Beauty Shop, having retired on July 10, 2007.

She was a charter member of the Anderson-Sather American Legion Auxiliary Unit 524, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Ladies Aide Association and the Lutheran Women's Mission League.

Mary Ann enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and card playing. She was a proud grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Survivors include a son, Gary (Janet Lewellyn) Gelb of Shawano; two daughters, Mary (Richard) Searle of Florence, Arizona and Nancy Brouillard of Little Chute; three step-daughters, Patricia Engle of Milwaukee, Carol Engle of Milwaukee and Linda Curro of Las Vegas, Nevada; a step-son, Charles (Dawn) Engle of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren, Kelley (Mark) Bauer, Zachary Gelb, Terry Scott (Sheila) Stewart, Donald Eugene Stewart, II, Ricky (Angel) Searle, Carrie Searle (Joe Grant), Rebecca Luedtke, Dianne (Cory) Riehl, Aloyisus (Tracy) Brouillard Jr.; two step-grandchildren, CJ Engle and Josh (Doris) Engle; 19 great-grandchild; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Don) Stewart; a step-son, Ronald Engle; son-in-law, Aloyisus Brouillard Sr.; and six siblings.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, White Lake with Rev. Kelly Smith officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Social distancing and masks are encouraged for those attending the service.


Beth and Don wrote on Oct 11, 2021:

"we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Ann! She was so active and was a great pal to LaVerne. Praying that your many memories of Mary Ann give you comfort during this time. with sympathy and prayers, Don and Beth Emerich"

Andrea Brandon wrote on Oct 11, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with everyone at this time. We are so very blessed to have had Mary Ann in our lives. She will forever always have a special place in our hearts. We lived upstairs from her in the White Lake Apartments for several years. She always made the effort to come out and chat with us everyday. Some days we were able to have the time to enjoy her company longer over a cup of coffee. Other days it was a just a warm and heart filled hello. Either way seeing her always made our day. God Bless you Mary Ann and to your family. She will be dearly missed by all. Love you and miss you always!! ?Andy and Kevin Hansen?"

Ruth (Allen) Firnett wrote on Oct 9, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of ?Aunt? Mary Ann?s passing. She was very special to me since she took my Mom (Erna Allen) to the Antigo Hospital when she was in labor with me. She also cut my hair many times & even did my hair for my wedding! Such a special lady she was! I?m sure you all have such beautiful memories of her to hold close to your heart, I know I do. Sending hugs & prayers. Ruthie (Allen) Firnett "