Robert C. Engle
October 23, 1931 – March 24, 2019
Robert C. Engle, 87, died Sunday, March 24, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 23, 1931 in Starlight, Indiana to the late William M. and Francis (Gesenhues) Engle. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked 23 years at Fall City Brewing and retired from Pillsbury after 13 years of service. He was a member of Voiture 40 & 8 and American Legion Post 42. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Donnie Jones; and siblings, Irma Fosskuhl, Iola Rudy, Lillian Meyers, Wilford Engle, Martha Schroder, Melvin Engle, and Anna Lee Freiberger.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Della (Gravitt) Engle; children, Gail Emmert, Peggy Snook (Bob), Sandy Duffy (Jim), and Karen Jones; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 2 ~ 8 pm Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany. His Funeral Service will be 1 pm Thursday at the funeral home with burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Starlight, Indiana.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany IN 47150 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net.
- Della (Gravitt) Engle, Wife of 65 Years
- Gail Emmert, Daughter
- Peggy (Bob) Snook, Daughter
- Sandy (Jim) Duffy, Daughter
- Karen Jones, Daughter
- Francis (Gesenhues) Engle, Mother - deceased
- William M. Engle, Father - deceased
- Donnie Jones, Son-in-Law - deceased
- Irma Fosskuhl, Sister - deceased
- Iola Rudy, Sister - deceased
- Lillian Meyers, Sister- deceased
- Wilford Engle, Brother - deceased
- Martha Schroder, Sister - deceased
- Melvin Engle, Brother - deceased
- Anna Lee Freiberger, Sister - deceased
- 8 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, and Numerous Nieces and Nephews
- John Jones
- Brad Snook
- Brian Emmert
- Nicholas Emmert
- Jim Duffy
- Amos Wilkins
Hosparus of Southern Indiana
502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150
Wounded Warrior Project
P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
- Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2019
Robert C. Engle
March 29, 2019
Many a great time at the Legion, Derby family parties and sharing Camels and homemade shine. This Northern boy will miss him!
March 27, 2019
Going to miss my good friend and all of the great card games.
March 26, 2019
Thank you, Bob, for your Service. Our deepest sympathies to your family for their loss from your fellow 40 and 8ers.