Linda Engel

Oct. 14, 1939-Aug. 10, 2019

Linda Engel left this

world just as she lived her

life: quietly, gently, and

with the love and support

of her family. Funeral ser-

vices will be held on Fri-

day, August 16, 2019, at

11:00 a.m., at Grace Luth-

eran Church, McClusky,

ND. Visitation will be on

Thursday, from 5:00 p.m.

until 7:00 p.m., at the

Bismarck Funeral Home.

Linda Grant Brothers

was born October 14,

1939 in North Providence,

RI to Alfred and Margaret

Brothers, joining her older

sister Audrey. She fell in

love with Norman Engel

in his dashing Air Force

uniform, and soon after

that they married at Moo-

dy Air Force Base in Val-

dosta, GA in 1958. Their

first child, Jeffrey, was

born there in 1959. After

Norman was discharged

from the service, he got

the itch to return to the

farm where he grew up,

and Linda found herself

going from a military wife

to a farm wife. More chil-

dren soon followed: Greg

in 1960, Denise in 1964,

and Scott in 1970. Linda

raised her children on the

farm near Kief, ND, want-

ing nothing more than to

be a mother. Her husband

passed away in 1989.

In 1990, Linda began

the next chapter of her life

in Bismarck. She was so

proud to earn her 2-year

degree at Bismarck State

College. She began work-

ing at Sears in Gateway

Mall in Paint and

Hardware, retiring just a

few years ago due to ill

health. She moved to Li-

brary Square in Mandan

to be nearer her daughter.

She fell 2 years ago and

couldn’t get back on her

feet, causing a move to

Prospera on Sunset Drive

in Mandan.

She enjoyed reading

mystery novels and had

read all of Agatha

Christie’s books, liked to

study ancient history, and

was a big James Bond fan.

She had a National Geo-

graphic subscription for

many, many years. She

was also very proud to be

from Rhode Island and

spent many hours work-

ing on her family history.

Linda passed away on

Saturday, August 10, 2019

in a Bismarck hospital.

Her family would like to

thank the ICU staff at San-

ford Hospital for the ex-

cellent and considerate

care she received in the

last week of her life. She

will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her

children: Jeffrey, Kief,

Gregory (Julie), Minot,

Denise Sather (Brian),

Mandan, and Scott (Su-

san), Centennial, CO, 5

grandchildren, 2 step

grandchildren, 2 great-

grandsons, and 2 step-

great-grandsons, as well

as her brother-in-law Rev.

Alden Burhoe and her

nieces Pam Lavoie and

Jane Anderson and their


She was preceded in

death by her husband

Norman, her parents,

Alfred and Margaret

Brothers, her sister, Au-

drey Burhoe, and her fa-

ther and mother-in-law

Jacob and Kathryn Engel.

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