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In Loving Memory Of

Englbert Nagel


Englbert Ernest Nagel, longtime resident of Wembley, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the age of 79 years.

Englbert was born on February 18, 1936, in Grande Prairie, AB, the second child of three born to Frank and Amanda Nagel. He was raised in the Huallen area where he went to school and helped his parents on their farm. He worked in several sawmills over the years and then bought his own land to farm in 1958. He married Laura Howatt of Elmsworth in 1966 and together raised their three children. After selling the farm in 1973, Englbert moved his family to Wembley, where he worked at the Seed Cleaning Plant until he retired after 27 years.

Englbert will be fondly remembered for his involvement at the Wembley Senior Centre. In his younger years he loved to go fishing and hunting, as well as curling and playing softball. Playing cards has always been a favorite pastime of his as well as socializing with family and friends. He took great pride in his garden and yard. He was a good man. He was a loyal and faithful husband. He was a wonderful role model to his children. He was the best grandpa in the world. He loved his family unconditionally. He was always there to help a friend in need. He was the ultimate giver, and never liked being a taker.

Englbert will be sadly missed by his loving wife Laura, son Kelvin and daughter Shelly (John) Belcourt; grandchildren Andrew Belcourt (Cassie) and Megan Belcourt; sisters Alma (Alvin) Senner and Dorothy (Bob) Sieker; as well as numerous brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Englbert was predeceased by his son Vance Nagel, parents Frank and Amanda Nagel, father and mother in-law Bill and Edna Howatt, brothers in-law Lawrence Howatt and Stan Hornby and sister in-law Catherine Howatt.

Public viewing will be held at on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00pm at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave).

Funeral service for the late Englbert Nagel will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, at 2:00pm, at St John’s Lutheran Church, (½ mile south and 4 miles west of Wembley, AB), with Pastor K. Eifert Officiating. Interment to follow at St John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to QEII Hospital Foundation – Cancer Clinic (10409 98 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E8), Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society (Box 21215, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0N5) or St. John’s Lutheran Church (Box 339, Wembley, AB, T0H 3S0).

In Loving Memory of

Englbert Nagel


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Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie
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Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service
Friday, November 13, 2015
2:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
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St. John's Lutheran Church
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