Sharon June “Shari” Engel

Sharon June Engel

April 3, 1941 – July 20, 2019

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie; parents, George and Muriel Schroeder; sister, Janice Stepanek.

She is survived, and forever loved by husband, Roger Ray Engel; son, Roger Dean (Jackie); daughter, Joyce Stevens; son, Jeffrey; brother, Donald Schroeder (Donica); grandchildren:  Danielle Engel, Brandon Engel (Jessica), Brittney Engel-Kafka, Jordan Stevens (Abigail), Alexis Engel, Riah Engel, Tyler Engel, Dylan Engel, Anthony Engel, James Engel, and Logan Engel; step-grandchildren: MiLea Ixta and Robert Swain, II; great-grandchildren:  Skyla Kafka, Sage Engel, Isaac Stevens, one unborn; step-great grandchildren, Adrianna Ixta, MiLeanna Ixta; cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 1pm to 3pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 10:30am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5015 So. 80th St. in Ralston.  Interment: Monday, July 29th at 2pm at Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.


Sharon June “Shari” Engel, 78, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sherry was born on April 3, 1941, a daughter of the late George and Muriel Schroeder.  She grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School in 1959.  She met the love of her life, Roger Ray Engel. They married on October 18, 1959, enjoying 59 years together.

Sherry worked for Earl May Nursery for many years.  Many considered her an expert horticulturist.  This was demonstrated with her perfect flower beds that always had continuous blooms.  She enjoyed her dogs and exotic birds.  Sherry was an excellent cook and enjoyed collecting recipes and watching the Food Network channel for new ideas.  She also spent countless hours researching and documenting her family’s genealogy.   She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.

Sherry was a devoted mom.  She spent countless hours driving her children to their activities.  Always supporting them, always going above and beyond.  She volunteered her time when parents and role models were needed, as well as prepared arts, crafts and snacks for many of their activities. She spent many summers at the cabin with cherished family and friends.



  • Robert Wacker Posted July 26, 2019 8:55 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with Sharon at Earl May.

    • Roger Dean Posted July 28, 2019 6:00 pm

      Thank you Bob for your sympathetic comment. It means a lot to me.
      Roger Dean

  • Judy Jacobs-Mares Posted July 27, 2019 6:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Shari and I worked at Eagle Services together. She was such a joy to work with. We had a lot of good times. She will be truly missed.

    • Roger Dean Posted July 28, 2019 6:02 pm

      Thank you Judy for the memory, and your condolences. We will miss her.
      Roger Dean

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