Robert Joseph Engerski

February 26, 1932May 12, 2014
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We celebrate the life of Robert Joseph Engerski, 82, of Highland, IN who passed away May 12, 2014, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's. Bob, Dad and Papa - as we know him - loved to laugh, work hard and aim high in everything he did. We will remember him as a positive community leader and former Highland Town Board president; a favorite Lake Central High School teacher; a printer by trade who worked at The Chicago Tribune, The Hammond Times, and Rand McNally before founding Engerski Graphics; an avid White Sox fan; and a caring husband and father of seven. He is survived by his wife, Marilynne Engerski; daughter, Sheryl Sculley, along with Mike, Courtney and Collin; son, Robert K. Engerski, along with Joan, Kevin, Morgan and Karson; son, Garry Engerski, along with Sheryl, Ethan, Evan, Emilie and Erienne; daughter, Karen Jones, along with Rick, Kyle and Sarah; daughter, Michelle Barnard, along with Jeffrey, Alle and Ian; daughter, Janelle Clifford, along with Jackson, Mackenzie and Ellie; and daughter, Melanie Engerski, along with Andy, Samantha and Max Craig; as well as his two brothers: Joseph and Jerome Engerski, and their families. We will hold a visitation from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and a Memorial Service from 3:30-4:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road in Highland. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to theAlzheimer's Association at, your local PTA or your favorite political candidate. Always remember to vote. -


  • Visitation Sunday, May 18, 2014
  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 18, 2014

Robert Joseph Engerski

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June 7, 2015

Bob Engerski touched so many lives...he will never be forgotten by those of us who knew him....
Paul and Angie Lowe

Don Bugaski

June 25, 2014

Bob was a fine man who always stood up for his beliefs!

Donna Hegedus

June 18, 2014

I was a Centralette at Lake Central back in the day when we made our own pom poms and Mr. E would let us drop off our paper and he would have his class cut them in 1" strips for us. Always met us with a smile. -Donna Hegedus, LC Class of '72

May 20, 2014

I was out of town and unable to attend the wake. Would have loved to give my condolences to Mrs. Engerski and the whole family. I have great memories of Mr. Engerski and my best friend in grade school Janelle. Hope somehow I can get in touch with her. My sympathy to the whole family.
Laurie (Lucas) Baker

Ron Harlow

May 19, 2014

I am going to speak on the very touching tribute to Mr. Engerski yesterday on my radio show today on AM 1230 WJOB. My father Russ Tomjanovich, who taught with him at LC introduced him to me when I was just a kid, under 10. I thought he was the coolest adult around. Funny, charming and never talked to me like I was lower status just because I was younger. I have no way to get in touch with any of the family but I was at the service last night and wanted them all to know I am going to speak about him during today's show between 4-6pm. Anyone that can let them know would be an honor.

May 18, 2014

The measure of a man is directly proportionate to the hole he leaves in your heart when you hear of his passing. For me, that is a bottomless void. Bob Engerski was a force of life in all its best shades: humor, humility, compassion, and love. In all the time I spent with him and his lovely family as a kid, I don't remember him ever uttering a cross word, and believe me, we gave him plenty of opportunities. My heart goes out to all of the Engerski clan, each of whom are extensions of Bob and Marilynne, two of the finest people I have ever been privileged to call friend. And remember that Bob's spirit never dies so long as you carry on the lovely traits he so deeply embodied. Love and Light in your time of unspeakable loss, Michael Raysses

Becky Watson Kaiser

May 17, 2014

So very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Engerski. The Engerski Family were our next door neighbors for many years in Highland, and they couldn't have been any better family to grow up next to in the years of my youth. My deepest sympathies go out to Mrs. Engerski and all the Engerski children and their families. May the many wonderful memories of your husband, father, grandfather bring you peace in the days and years to come.

Sheryl Sculley

May 17, 2014

Sheryl Sculley

May 17, 2014

Sheryl Sculley

May 17, 2014