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David William Engel

January 8, 1941 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 79)

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David W. Engel, age 79 of Holgate, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his daughter's home in Indiana.  
He was born on January 8, 1941 to the late Forrest and Margaret (Riley) Engel in Defiance, Ohio. Dave was a 1959 graduate of Florida High School. Dave proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963 in the 24th Infantry in Germany. He was  employed as a Carpenter, and was a member of the Labor Carpenter's Union Local  #1581. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sport shooting, and was a sky diving jump master. 
Dave will be sadly missed by his son, John (Karen) Engel of Ft Wayne, IN, his daughter, Helen (Steven) Briskey of Hamilton, IN, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three brothers; John (Terry) Engel and Gregory Engel, all of Napoleon, OH, and Victor (Mary) Engel of Holgate, OH.  
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Engel, and his sister, Barbara Fischer.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. Due to the recent pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home. Funeral services will be private, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW #3360.
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January 8, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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