Naomi Engstrom, 93, died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with the Rev. Paul Ferderer officiating, and burial was in the Lake City Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a time of shared remembrance, in which guests were invited to share memories of Naomi at 6 p.m. at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.
Naomi L. Engstrom was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Swea City to William and Fannie (Jennings) Speicher. After graduating high school in 1943, she graduated with honors from the Minneapolis College of Business. Naomi was an executive secretary for the vice president of Railway Motors in Fairmont, Minn. On July 11, 1946, she married Rudolph Engstrom in Buffalo Center. Throughout her life, Naomi was a proud wife, mother and homemaker. After moving to Lake City, her occupations included secretary of the chamber of commerce and sales coordinator at Bowie Manufacturing.
She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Lake City, and was the church’s secretary along with serving as Ladies Aid president. She was a past president and county president of the GFWC (General Federated Woman’s Club). She was a state community improvement chair for many years and co-chaired, with Katie Owen, the Rainbow Bridge cleaning in 1996. In 1999, the Lake City Monday Club won first place in the State Community Improvement Awards and also won third place in the National Community Improvement Awards held in New Orleans for the Rainbow Bridge cleaning.
Naomi is survived by her husband of 72 years, Rudy of Lake City; sons, Tom (Linda) Engstrom of Mankato, Minn., and David (Mary) Engstrom of Webster City; daughters, Teresa Engstrom (Jere Blanchfield) of Minneapolis, Minn., Dawn Remsburg of Ames and Ann Engstrom (Mark Weinberg) of Big Sky, Mont.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Speicher of Parker, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Kim Remsburg; brothers, Wallace, Gerald, Daryl and Dean Speicher; and sisters, Wilma Speicher and Gladys Merrells.
Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City was in charge of arrangements.