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Teryl Engel

April 16, 1949 — May 11, 2020

Teryl "Tyke" Y. Engel, 71, of Hudson, passed away at 5:45 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2020 at Heritage Health in El Paso.

She was born April 16, 1949 in Pekin, IL to Norman and Joan (Formell) Kalbacken. She married Thomas Engel on February 16, 1985 in Hudson, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Denny (Melissa) Engel of Hudson; one daughter, Angie (Brian) Crawford of Bloomington; her mother, Joan Kalbacken of Bloomington; one brother, Scott (Kathy) Kalbacken of Peoria; five grandchildren, Madelyn, McKenzie, Rylan, Rylee and Drew; and one niece, Amy Kalbacken.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Tyke graduated from Normal Community High School in 1967. She went on to study at Illinois Wesleyan School of Nursing and graduated as an LPN. She worked at Heritage Health in El Paso for 27 years before retiring on July 17, 2013. She had a passion for nursing and took care of her patients with love and compassion. She also loved her dogs and spending time with her family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

A private funeral service will be held on Friday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Pastor Brent Salm will officiate. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

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