DOVER-FOXCROFT – Edward L. Engstrom, 90, died peacefully Dec. 28, 2006, at his Dexter Road home, that he shared with his beloved wife, Alma, for 64 years until her death in 2005. He was born May 5, 1916, in Dexter, to Augustus and Virgie (Martin) Engstrom. He worked in Dexter at the textile mills until marrying Alma in 1939. While raising five children at the “Engstrom Homestead,” he worked for the State of Maine Road Commission, Guilford Industries and Moosehead Manufacturing, from which he retired in 1984. Ed was a hard working, family oriented man with a wonderful sense of humor, which was apparent throughout his lifetime. His love of the land and the logging industry was appreciated through his sons and grandsons, who continue the family heritage. Ed and Alma’s home was always open to everyone, from nieces and nephews who spent summers, to the children’s friends who continued to visit even after becoming adults. Many local families will always remember coming out to the Dexter Road for their annual Christmas tree, which Ed harvested himself in his retirement years and would give away if the need arose. He was predeceased by his wife, Alma (Marshall); his son, Ronald; his sister, Delia; and brother, Wilfred. He is survived by two sons, Barry and Stephen and his wife, Pat; two daughters, Judith Edgerly and her husband, Charles and Ellen Tucker and her husband, Richard; and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Engstrom, all of Dover-Foxcroft. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grand-children; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed loved his caregivers, Cathy Campbell and Tanya Robinson for the kindness and wonderful care they gave him over the last one and a half years. Graveside memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. May 23, on the second anniversary of Alma’s passing, in the family lot at McAllister Cemetery. An open house will be held after at the family home. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home.