Martin "Marty" Engstrom
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Martin "Marty" Engstrom

Kaukauna - Our dad was a son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who passed away at the age of 82 on August 7, 2020. When Marty was five years old, his father, also named Martin, died while serving in the Navy on the SS James Sprunt cargo ship. The ship was on its maiden voyage, carrying explosives to the allies during World War II, when it was sunk by a German U-Boat.

Marty spent his boyhood summers playing and working on the Meyerhofer farm. He felt total joy having and being a brother to Pat Rochon and Cletus, Paul, and Glen Meyerhofer.

Marty served in the United States Navy, and his long-term employment was with Kaukauna Utilities.

On July 16, 1959, Marty married Marie Penterman. They had four children: Tina (George) Wallace, Patricia Engstrom, Thomas Engstrom, and Sue Engstrom, which produced eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Martin is survived by his children and his long-time companion, Christine Dublin. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his wife Marie, who was our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

A private burial service will be held in his honor.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at The Pines Post-Acute and Memory Care facility in Clintonville. We will never forget your kindness.

Dad, we hope you find peace hunting in the hardwoods of heaven.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 10, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Marty's passing. Prayers for your family during this difficult time!!! Marty was always so friendly and had such a big smile!!!
Lana Hoks
August 10, 2020
My sympathy to the Engstrom Family .
Rest In Peace uncle Marty , You were such a friendly guy and a friend to everyone you met , thanks for all the smiles and memories .
Stacy (meyerhofer ) Vandenberg
August 10, 2020
Sue, Timm and I were sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. We’re glad we were able to know. He was a neat guy. Take care.
Timm and Deb McCormick
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