Galen J Engelbart

                    September 30, 1930  -  April 27, 2005


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Galen John Engelbart, 74, of rural Anamosa, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids from cancer. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2005 at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello. The Rev. Eugene Schipper will officiate at the service. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.goettschonline.com Survivors include two sons, Russell Ray (Penny) of rural Anamosa, Jeffery John (Teresa) of Anamosa; one daughter, Connie Marie (Gary) Grassi; Galens special friend, Shirleen Warthen; ten grandchildren, Jacklyn, AJ, Jacob, Ashley, Amy Engelbart, Jennie, Katie Grassi and Chris and Christina (Grassi) Callahan; one brother, Marvin (Shirley) Engelbart of Marion; one sister, Dorothy (Larry) Jones of Olin; a sister-in-law, Elfrieda Engelbart of Monticello and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Laverne; two sisters, Joyce Engelbart and Arlene Kirkpatrick and a brother-in-law, Keith Kirkpatrick. Galen was born September 30, 1930 at Amber, Iowa. He was the son of Herman and Grace Bodeker Engelbart. Galen graduated from Anamosa High School in 1949. Galen married Janet Arlene Steuri on November 18, 1956 and later divorced. He served in the US Army in the second armor division in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Galen and Janet farmed south of Amber, which is now Lasso E RV. Galen was employed by Collins Radio for 23 years. Lasso E Camper Sales was started in 1960 by Galen, Janet and the children. Lasso E Camper Club was started by Galen and he became the sponsor of four additional Coachman Camper Clubs. He was also a member of the Recreational Vehicle Dealer Association. Galen was an avid Anamosa Raider fan and sponsored many school and community activities. Galen also loved to follow the Hawkeyes. He loved to hunt and fish. He was very proud of his grandchildren. He liked to go on annual trips to the circus, Wyoming Christmas lights, wildlife watching and fishing at Lake Pepin, Minnesota. He was a member of Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He always liked to attend the grandchildrens school activities and included them in the parades (to throw candy) and at the local Jones County Fair to help with the displays. Galen held many events at Lasso E- dances, breakfasts in appreciation of his customers, family and friends. Galen enjoyed his outings with friends at the Dog Track and his many adventures. He was a member and supporter of many and most outdoor wildlife organizations. Holidays with the entire Engelbart family were a special time for Galen. He made these events extra special like at Easter with the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. In lieu of flowers, the Galen Engelbart memorial fund has been established.



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Born: September 30, 1930

Death: April 27, 2005


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