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Vilas Pearl Engel

1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Age 93, of Hemet, California, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. She was born on Thursday, April 10, 1924 in Avon, South Dakota to the late Claus and Clara Jurrens. Vilas is survived by her two sons, Gregory (Oichai) Engel and Gordon (Gay Keys) Engel; four grandchildren, Philip, Natiya, Brian and Karyn; and three great grandchildren, Rita, Trevor and Kenny.
Vilas will be laid to rest with her husband of 65 years, Willis Engel, at Riverside National Cemetery.
Vilas was a devoted Christian who went to Cornerstone Baptist Church, and in her younger years she taught Sunday School. She was also a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts in her younger years. She loved sewing and cross-stitching, and enjoyed collecting elephants and Asian art. Vilas also loved to travel. She and her late husband, Willis, loved to go to Branson, MO to see the old Country Western concerts. They also went on cruises in the Caribbean.
Vilas was dearly loved by her family and friends, and will be deeply missed.
A committal service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1:30pm.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 21, 2017
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