Johanna Margarete (Greiner) Engle, 92, of Frederick died Sunday afternoon at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the widow of Herbert O. Engel to whom she was happily married for 62 years.
Mrs. Engle was born in Hindenburg, Germany (now Zabreze, Poland) in 1917. Youngest of seven children born to Maria (Rack) and Paul Greiner, she immigrated with her husband and three children to the United States in 1952. She was a resident of Congo for 53 years.
A member of St. Columbkill Church in Boyertown, she actively supported church bazaars and the soup kitchen with her baked delights. She was also a member of the Altar Rosary Society and the Shawl Ministry.
She was a member of St. John’s Golden Agers and volunteered at the Frederick Community at the Daycare Center and Stitches of Love.
Her life was devoted to caring for her family by lovingly providing nutritious and tasty meals and sewing beautifully crafted items which included wedding dresses and baptismal gowns. Summers were spent preserving the bounties from the garden grown by her husband. She enjoyed traveling and classical concerts.
She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Johanna is survived by three children. A son, Albrecht P. Engel, husband of Nancy (Willis) of Telford, PA and two daughters. Ingeborg E., wife of Richard H. Frecon of Boyertown and Anette M. Engel of Stamping Ground, Kentucky. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Eliza E. (Frecon) Castle, Monika M. (Frecon) Brodsky, Heidi J. (Engel) Murphy, Allison M. Engel and Natalie A. Engel, and great grandchildren Molly Castle and Margaret Brodsky.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA on Friday, May 1 at 11:00 AM officiated by Fr. Robert McConaghy. Burial will follow in Most Blessed Sacrament Cemetery in Bally, PA. Relatives and friends may extend their sympathy and respects before mass at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 AM.
Contributions may be made in Johanna’s memory to The Benevolent Fund at Frederick Community, 2849 Big Road, P.O. Box 498, Frederick, PA 19435.