Altine Hengesteg, 1923-2016

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Funeral services for Altine J. Hengesteg, formerly of Glenville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville.

Altine Hengesteg

Altine Hengesteg

Altine passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016, at Oak Park Place in Albert Lea. She was 92.

Altine was born on Nov. 30, 1923, in rural Glenville, the daughter of James Jr. and Selma (Engen) Vanek. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Glenville, where she was a lifelong member. She attended elementary school in Glenville and high school in Albert Lea. As a young woman, she worked at American Gas and J.C. Penney. She was a housewife most of her life and kept a lovely home. She loved to refinish old furniture, which her family now treasures. Altine loved bargain shopping and instilled in her children that desire to find a bargain.

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Altine is survived by her daughter, Dianne Adams Nelsen Champagne, and husband, Bob, of Theriot, Louisianna; son, Mark Hengesteg, and wife, Toni, of Montgomery, Texas; grandchildren Kristen Nelsen Brooks and husband, Bill, of Stewart, Kevin Nelsen and wife, Misty, of Glenville, David Hengesteg and wife, Heather, of Tomball, Texas, and Kathryn Hengesteg Garwood and husband, Russ, of Seattle; great-grandchildren Drew Brooks of Burnsville, Jamie Brooks of Minneapolis, Meagan Nelsen of Marshall, Madison, Kaylee and Kole Nelsen of Glenville, and Ben and Taryn Hengesteg of Tomball; sister, Delores Williamson, of Owatonna; sisters-in-law Arlene Lee of Albert Lea and Marian Hengesteg of Des Moines, Iowa; as well as several nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

Altine was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Henry Adams Jr. in 1946 and Norance Hengesteg in 2010; son-in-law, Gary Nelsen; sisters-in-law Edna Dishon and Elnora Hengesteg; and brothers-in-law Harold Williamson, Cecil Dishon, Andy Hengesteg and Simon Lee.

The family extends any thanks to the staff at Oak Park Place. Altine was very happy there.