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Ruth M. Engel

June 8, 1916 — January 30, 2013

Ruth M. Engel, 96 of Wood River, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Good Samaritan Society in Wood River. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with Pastor Darrell Holzinger officiating. Burial will be in Wood River Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Grand Island Humane Society. Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family. Mrs. Engel was born June 8, 1916 on a farm south of Alda, Nebraska the daughter of John & Mary (Carstensen) Layher. She attended District #24 school in Hall County. She was united in marriage to Earl H. Engel, February 11, 1942 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The couple made their home for a short time in California and Colorado while her husband, Earl served in the United States Army. He preceded her in death, January 10, 1967, at that time she moved to Wood River, and later to the Good Samaritan Society in Wood River, July 22, 2009. Survivors include, one sister, Alice Uhrich of Wood River, two grandsons, Russell Engel and Randy Engel. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Earl Engel, two sons, Larry & Harry, two sisters, Elsie Flannery and Helen Knick, three brothers, Frank Layher, Lester Layher and John Layher, and one grandson, Robert Engel. Online condolences may be directed to the family at

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