Michael J Engelby

Born: Tue., Oct. 1, 1968
Died: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Location: Hosanna Lutheran Church

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Michael Engelby, 51, Mankato, died Sunday, December 22, 2019.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11am at Hosanna Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Michael was born October 1, 1968 in Mankato to Arnold and Karen (Goettl) Engelby.  He graduated from Mankato West High School and from the University of Colorado – Boulder, where he received a B.A. in English.  After Boulder, Michael received a TEFL Certificate at the Next Level Language Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.    He worked as a freelance editor in Boulder, taught English as a second langue in Czech Republic, Taiwan, and China, and at REM Heartland, Kato Cab, and The Plaza Condominiums in Mankato.  In his free time Michael enjoyed traveling, writing, biking, Scuba diving, and driving.  

He is survived by his mother, Karen Peters; brothers, Jason (Pauline) Engelby and Brian Sharpe; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Michael is preceded in death by his father; infant sister, Amy; and grandparents.  

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judy funk
   Posted Tue December 24, 2019
KAREN AND FAMILY.... i want to express my sorrow for you and your family. I in no way can say i know how you feel, i have lost a husband and siblings but not a child . so sorry and always here to listen and be a friend and share sorrow and grief, time does not seperate friendship and memories . judy Funk

Carol DeRemee
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
Oh my. I remember Mike from when he used to bike with good friends of mine, back in the 1980's. He was such a nice kid. I am so sorry to hear about his accident. Sending my sympathies to all of you.

Marlys Engelby Seibert
   Posted Fri December 27, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to each of you.
Marlys (Engelby) & Garland Seibert
(Julius Engelby, great grandfather to Michael, was an older brother of my grandfather, Andy. I remember Uncle Julius and Aunt Julia from my childhood days.)

Johnathan Baer
   Posted Wed January 01, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mike was an amazing person with a huge heart and a passion to help. I was his supervisor at one of the group homes he worked at. The compassion he showed to his clients and his coworkers was next to none. The pain you feel is felt, at some level, by all of us he’s touched. I’m so thankful for the Mike you shared with the world and with me. I will remember him fondly. I pray the next season in your lives will be filled with hope, love, and peace. May you all find a little peace in knowing he was a wonderful person and a blessing to so so many.

To Mike specifically,
Thank you for your dedication and countless hours of conversation. The memories you share about your life will be cornerstones of hope for me. The strength you had in your heart was profound. The care you showed to our clients was more than what was required, I aspire to show the world the level of compassion you did. I’m thankful for you and your voice, humor, wisdom, and sarcasm will be missed by me and many more. Rest easy my friend, until I see you again. We love you.

Ingrid St Claire
   Posted Sat June 13, 2020
I knew Mike in Boulder, CO in the late 80s and early 90s. We were friends, coworkers, and house mates at one time. I am heart-broken to learn that Mike passed away. He (and his bike) were bright lights down the labyrinth of my memories from all those years ago.

The last time I saw Mike, we went to see the Ahn Trio at the Boulder Public Library. We had lost touch over the years and connected on FB much to my delight.

I send my deepest condolences to Mike's loved ones and will continue to cherish my memories of Mike.

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