Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009
Margit Ester Virginia Eng, 90
Margit Ester Virginia Eng, 90, of Albert Lea, died on April 22, 2009 at St. John’s Lutheran Home.
Margit was born on Dec. 25, 1918 to Herman and Ester (Nygren) Kll in Sweden. She grew up in Sweden and on Oct. 6, 1945 she was united in marriage to Nils E.G. Eng in Sweden. In November of 1953, Nils came to the United States to find work. Then, on May 26, 1954, Margit and their children immigrated to the United States and the family settled in the Albert Lea area. Margit learned to speak English from watching television and her children. After the children were grown, Margit began working at St. John’s Lutheran Home as a CNA in the late 70’s. She enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, gardening, yard work and watching television. Her favorite times were when family visited for coffee.
Survivors include her children, Tom (ShaRon) Eng, June (Les) Etienne, Leif (Cathy) Eng, Robin Eng and James Eng; grandchildren, Thomas Eng, Mark Eng, Lora Corbo, Kristina Burnett, Kimberly Knutson, Lisa Johnson, Erin Myers, Jody Shearer, Stephanie Eng, Jeffrey Eng, and Alexander Eng; 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Margit was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Ester Kll; husband, Nils; son, Ralph in infancy; grandson, Erik Eng; and her siblings, Ivan, David, Ingrid, Dagmar and Birger.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jeff Laeger-Hagemeister will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com.