Constance Amy Englestad
July 22, 1925 – January 4, 2019
Constance Amy (Levin) Engelstad passed away peacefully at Chris Jensen Health and Rehab where she had been residing for the past 8 Years, on January 4, 2019. She was 93.
Connie was born July 2,1925 to Emil and Fanny (Nygren) Levin. She graduated from Concordia College and went on to teach in Sauk Center and Duluth East.
Connie married Wendell P. Engelstad on June 28,1958 in Crookston, MN. They moved to Duluth shortly there after where her husband did his internship at St. Luke's Hospital. After finishing his internship they moved to Virginia, MN where he was in family practice for two years. They then moved back to Duluth where Wendell did his residency in pathology
Connie loved Duluth and was a very active member in the community where she was a member of many organizations.
Connie was a member of First Lutheran Church in Duluth.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Wendell P. Engelstad, mother and father Emil and Fanny, two sisters Marjorie and Josephine.
There will be a Celebration of Connie's life this summer. Burial will take place at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria, MN
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Constance Amy Englestad
January 31, 2019
I will miss visiting Constance (I called her Connie). I have known her at Chris Jensen for perhaps five years. She was a roommate to a lady from Peace United Church of Christ who's name was Peggy Maske. I came to visit Peggy frequently and some times had impromptu hymn sings with my mountain dulcimer of which Connie was often present. I made other visits to 2nd floor after Peggy passed and always said hi to Connie. More recently I was given a referral to visit Connie as I am a hospice volunteer at St. Luke's. I tried to visit her weekly except when I was on trips. When I visited, we talked some but I mostly played a variety of tunes including Appalachian dance tunes and hymns. Connie was always smiling and often thanked me for the music. I will certainly miss her.
January 26, 2019
I was in a prayer group with Connie for years. Also, she and I were involved at First Lutheran Church as active members since I came to Duluth in 1997. We had things in common like enjoying taking and looking at pictures plus enjoying the beauty of Lake Superior. We also were widows who dearly loved our husbands and knew we had married gems.
I will think of her as a pillar of faith and a wonderful example of a faithful Christian. She was a role model in her faithfulness and kindness to others and in her loving smile. I think of Connie as always being such a sweet person. I will miss her and continue to be inspired by her.
Patricia Altonen (Backstrom)
January 21, 2019
Mrs. Englestad was the best English teacher I ever had. This was in 1963 at East High School. I have thought of her often.
Heather Larson (Maki)
January 18, 2019
I always treasure the happy childhood memories I had while growing up next to Connie and Doc’s house on Ely Lake-painting rocks in the boat house or tending to the plants in the green house with Connie were among my favorites! My deepest sympathies-rest in peace Connie! Love, Heather
January 17, 2019
Connie, as my second “mom” and part of my family growing up was a truly special lady! The world has lost a wonderful and caring person. I will forever treasure the many memories of daily projects, phone calls with Voney and long deep discussions about life while eating out. Connie was a great person who loved to put other people first. I can never thank you enough Connie for teaching me about life and the true importance of treasuring family and friends the way you did! I loved you Connie and will always miss you my dearest friend!
January 16, 2019
Connie was wonderful to my children when they were little, giving them thoughtful gifts and spending time with them. She took many, many photos of her time with them. I am sorry that she was unable to continue her relationship with them as they grew into adults. She was a good friend to my family.
January 13, 2019
I have know Connie since 1962, she was a dear friend, she always said we were like part of her family, and we traveled throughout Minnesota together, and have shared a lot of family memories, as well as attending Bible studies together. We have spent many happy hours visiting every year after my husband and I moved from Duluth. She was a great hostess and was a great speaker, and loved to have people visit. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.