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Charlene "Char" Engel

January 19, 1969 — October 7, 2022

Melrose, Minnesota

Charlene "Char" Engel

Charlene M. Engel, age 53 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, October 14 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. A Celebration of Life will continue from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Melrose American Legion in Melrose. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.

Charlene Marie Engel was born January 19, 1969 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Clyde and Darlene (Farness) Engel. She graduated from Melrose High School and earned her degree in nursing at Ridgewater College. Charlene loved baking and sharing those baked goods with others, and loved the outdoors, especially when it came to fishing.

Survivors include her children, Ashley (James) Zinken of Cold Spring, Samantha (Kyle) Frieler of Paynesville, and William (Jessica) Bruemmer of Atwater; seven grandchildren, Isabella, Hannah, Jaylen, Hailey, Breanna, Mackenzie, and Michael; parents, Clyde and Darlene Engel of Melrose; brothers, Bill (Patsy) Engel of Melrose, John (Rod) Engel of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jim (Lynda) Engel of Melrose; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, October 14, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 14, 2022

Starts at 5:00 pm

Melrose American Legion

265 Co Rd 173, Melrose, MN 56352

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