George E. Engel, 85, of Fort Smith, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in his home. He was born in New Blaine, AR to the late Joe and Cecilia Engel. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a WWII Navy Veteran, a proud member of the VFW Post 8845. He retired from Varner Vending after 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Florence and Bill Engel.
Mr. Engel is survived by his wife of 64 years Clara (Katie) Engel, four daughters, Nancy Weindel of Fort Smith, Gloria and husband Rick Meyers of Tulsa, Shirley and husband George Parson of Arkoma, Vicki and husband Erwin Bush of Barling and two sons, Joe and wife Mary Pat Engel of Fort Smith, Nick and wife Carlotta Engel of Barling, fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, three sisters; Betty Raible of Clarksville, Rosetta Walbe and Margie Barnes both of Fort Smith and one brother Gerald Engel of Russellville.
Mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Rosary will be held Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Boniface Church.