George W Engel

Male 1921 - 2011  (89 years)

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  • Name George W Engel 
    Born 14 Dec 1921  Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 2011 
    Person ID I258871  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2011 

    Father Frank Engel,   b. 25 Feb 1897, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1965  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Cecilia Amend,   b. 08 Aug 1893, Ripon, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1984, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1919 
    Family ID F101420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • George William Engel, 89, died on January 27, 2011, at a local hospital surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was born December 14, 1921, in Appleton, the son of the late Frank and Cecilia (Amend) Engel. George graduated from St. Joseph Grade School and St. Mary's High School in Menasha. After high school, he began working at the Zwicker Knitting Mill. George honorably served his country during World War II in the Army and then the Air Force before returning to Zwickers where he worked for 43 years until his retirement in 1984.

      George was a machine operator for many years, a patternmaker and a researcher during the latter part of his career. George enjoyed bowling, fishing and socializing with his many friends. He particularly enjoyed his annual northwoods vacation in Conover, Wisc., and family parties and holiday gatherings were a special treat for him, especially Thanksgiving dinner at the Giesens. George also treasured his daily coffee with his brother, Jerry, and his weekly Sunday brunches with his friends.
      George was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Parish in Appleton. In his early years, he was a member of the Young Men's Choir and continued participating in church activities during his life.
      George is lovingly survived by his sister, Dorothy (Norbert) Giesen; brother, Gerald (Lucille) Engel; sister-in-law, Dorothy "Dottie" Engel; nieces and nephews, Janet (Jeff) Tellock, Robert (Catherine) Giesen, Patricia Eckrich, William (Mona) Giesen, Thomas (Sonja) Giesen, Mary Jean (Karl) Roovers, David Engel, Mark (Lynn) Engel, Steven Engel, Cynthia (Charles) Kuba, Stuart (Penny) Engel, Christopher Engel, Lisa (Randy) Steinacker, Vanessa Engel, Stacie (Kelly) Burton, Jonathan Engel; 16 great-nieces, 12 great-nephews, five great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews.
      George is preceded in death by a brother, John Engel; nieces, Mary Ann Gagnon and Jessica Engel; and nephew, Gregory Engel.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary OFM. CAP., officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
      George's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to friends, Bernie Mueller, Ralph and Addie Ulman, Jim and Barb Benzschawel and many others, for their companionship and kindness to George throughout his life.
      Wichmann Funeral Home
      537 N. Superior Street
      Appleton 920-739-1231
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