Hastings resident Rosalie Mae Engelhardt, 90, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Mary
Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran, with Pastor Joel
Remmers officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be one
hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Hastings Public Schools
Foundation or First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. For the health and safety of others face masks are
required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since
there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the
registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you. Private
condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral
Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Rosalie was born on August 10, 1930, in Osceola, NE to Arthur and Florence (Carlson) Ekstrom.
She graduated from Polk High School on May 22, 1947, and from Luther College in Wahoo, NE
on May 27, 1949. She married Thomas Engelhardt on February 18, 1951, a marriage that lasted
Mrs. Engelhardt received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Hastings College in
1970 and a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Kearney State College in 1978.
She was an educator for 28 years teaching in Stromsburg, NE, District 66, and District 60 near
Hastings, NE, and Longfellow Elementary, Watson Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary Schools
An active member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, she served on church council, taught
Sunday School, and was a Stephen Minister. She led numerous Bible studies and was a member
of WELCA. She was a volunteer in the community and loved to play bridge and mahjong.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; parents; infant sister, Marjorie Ann
Ekstrom; sister, Orpha Fjell; and a brother, John Ekstrom.
Daughter: Cynthia Ostehloh – Louisville, NE
Sons: Michael (Bonnie) Engelhardt – Kenesaw, NE
Scott Engelhardt – Omaha, NE
Jon Engelhardt – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren: Garrett (Ashley Thompson) Engelhardt – Kenesaw, NE
Shawn (Ellen Majewski) Osterloh – Des Moines, IA
Jackie (Brook) Ruhter-Engelhardt – Lincoln, NE
Chris (Lizzy) Osterloh – Omaha, NE
Elijah Engelhardt – Hastings, NE
Sister: Mary Alice Spelts – Fort Collins, CO
Brother & Sister-in-law: Phil & Dee Erlander – Colorado Springs, CO
And a host of other relatives and friends