His first marriage was to Norma Fowler-Schroeder on September 24, 1950; and his second marriage was to Elizabeth J. Coon on March 10, 1984. For 38 years, he worked at Dana Weatherhead, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, in rural Columbia City and Whitley County Coon Hunter’s Club and was a former member of a local square dance club.
Survivors include his children, Anita (David) Herr of Syracuse, Dennis (Heather) Engle of Savannah, Ga.; Jay (Becky) Engle of Mooresville, Marlena (Glen) Fox of Fort Wayne, and Albert Engle of Lebanon; one stepdaughter, Mary Jane (Ted) Crum of Whitsett, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara Herendeen of Churubusco and Dora (Niles) Stahl of Huntington; one brother, Roger (Sandy) Engle; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth J. Engle; one brother, Kenneth Engle; and one sister, Mary Farris.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Pastor Michael Dillon officiating. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012, at the funeral home. Committal and burial rites will follow service at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Pennville Twin Hills I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Pennville.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Engle’s memory to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send family condolences or sign the guest register book, go to www.demoneygrimes.com.