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Alan R. Engler

October 7, 1921 February 20, 2019
Alan R. Engler
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Obituary for Alan R. Engler

Alan Engler, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Birch Creek Senior Living in De Pere. He was born on October 7, 1921 to the late George and Lucy (West) Engler in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. From 1940 to 1945, Alan served in the U.S. National Guard alongside his brother, Robert. He spent most of his military career in the South Pacific. In 1948, Alan married Patricia Dylbalski. Together, they had two children who they treasured spending time with, especially their summer travels. Alan and Patricia spent time volunteering for the escort service at the hospital as well as at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, where Alan had ushered for nearly 70 years. Alan went to school for his undergraduate at Marquette University, and received his Master’s in Civil Engineering at UW-Milwaukee. He spent half of his career in Environmental Controls for the DNR and the other half the City Engineer/Director of Public Works for the City of Wisconsin Rapids. In his free time, Alan enjoyed gardening vegetables and flowers, playing cards, reading Western novels and watching Western movies. He was also an avid sports fan, watching the Packers, Brewers, and Bucks. Some of Alan’s other community involvement was being on the Board of Directors at the Senior Center which he was instrumental in the rebuilding, officer in Serra Club, served on the council for sewage treatment, member of the Rotary Club, and was President of the PTO at St. Vincent de Paul.

Alan is survived by his children: Don (Sandi) Engler and Linn White; grandchildren: Chris (Alissa) Engler, Stefanie (Joe) Brock, and Samantha (Bryan) Olson; great-grandchildren: Hailey, Quinn, Annabelle, and Alexandra; sister-in-law, Eleanora Engler; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in passing by his wife, parents, and brother, Robert Engler.
There will be a time of visitation held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. 10th St. De Pere with a communion service being held at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10 a.m.

The family would like to thank the staff at Birch Creek Senior Living as well as the staff of Heartland Hospice for their loving care and compassion towards Alan in his time there. They would also like to thank the Wisconsin Rapids community for their support and friendships in all of his years spent there.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Assumption Catholic Schools in Alan’s name.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Mar

1:00 PM 3/8/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 N. Tenth St De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Service

Friday

8

Mar

2:00 PM 3/8/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/8/2019 3:00:00 PM
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory

305 N. Tenth St
De Pere, WI 54115

Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 N. Tenth St De Pere 54115 WI
United States

Graveside

Saturday

9

Mar

10:00 AM 3/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:15 AM 3/9/2019 10:15:00 AM
Forest Hill Cemetery

631 Spring St.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Forest Hill Cemetery
631 Spring St. Wisconsin Rapids 54494 WI
United States
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