Jean Louis Engberg

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Jean Louis Engberg, age 81 of Portage passed away on April 29th, 2013. Jean was born on September 16th, 1931 in the upper peninsula of Michigan, to Charles O. Engberg and Inez (McGaughey) Engberg who preceded him in death. He is survived by daughters: Candy (David) Engberg Trusty of Chesterton; Robin (Bryon) Engberg-Maluvac of Chesterton, Christy (Joe) Engberg Wolfe, brother, Merritt (Eleanor) Engberg of Ortonville, MI; sister, Claudette "Candy" Ferguson; grandchildren: Cord, Taryn, Hannah, Devin, Michael, Crystal, Alicia; and five great grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debbie Shellenberger; and infant sons: Gene Louis and Gene Mark Engberg. Jean was a US Army Veteran and a retired operator for Operating Engineers Local 150. He enjoyed nature, walking on the Duneland Trail from Portage to Chesterton, picking wild berries and hunting. Jean also enjoyed hunting for golf balls at Sand Creek. He enjoyed traveling and had been to Berlin, Germany, Amsterdam and Acapulco, Mexico. He was very proud of being a "Yooper". Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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Published in The Times on May 1, 2013
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