Mary Ann Engle

Mary Ann Engle

Mary Ann Laverne Engle, of White Lake, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Little Chute under the care of hospice. She was 98 years old.

She was born on June 7, 1923, in Shawano, a daughter of Emil and Mary (Jantz) Hauser. She married David Gelb on Feb. 22, 1941; he preceded her in death in 1974. She married Charles Engle on Oct. 2, 1976, he preceded her in death in 1996.

Mary Ann was a beautician for Country Beauty Shop, having retired on July 10, 2007.

She was a charter member of the Anderson-Sather American Legion Auxiliary Unit 524, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Ladies Aide Association and the Lutheran Women’s Mission League.

Mary Ann enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and card playing. She was a proud grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Survivors include a son, Gary (Janet Lewellyn) Gelb of Shawano; two daughters, Mary (Richard) Searle of Florence, Arizona, and Nancy Brouillard of Little Chute; three stepdaughters, Patricia Engle of Milwaukee, Carol Engle of Milwaukee and Linda Curro of Las Vegas, Nevada; a stepson, Charles (Dawn) Engle of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren, Kelley (Mark) Bauer, Zachary Gelb, Terry Scott (Sheila) Stewart, Donald Eugene Stewart, II, Ricky (Angel) Searle, Carrie Searle (Joe Grant), Rebecca Luedtke, Dianne (Cory) Riehl and Aloyisus (Tracy) Brouillard Jr.; two step-grandchildren, CJ Engle and Josh (Doris) Engle; 19 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Don) Stewart; a stepson, Ronald Engle; son-in-law, Aloyisus Brouillard Sr.; and six siblings.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, White Lake, with Rev. Kelly Smith officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Social distancing and masks are encouraged for those attending the service.

Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences at

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