Dennis L. Engel, age 81 of Defiance, passed away on Monday morning, February 22, 2021 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
He was born on July 25, 1939 to Walter and Hope (Mollett) Engel in Defiance, Ohio. On October 17, 1964 he married Marilyn (Foss) Engel, who preceded him in death on October 11, 2011.
Denny was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Eagles #372, VFW #3360, Moose Lodge #2094, and Elks Lodge #147. He worked as a pipe fitter and plumber for Basil-Winner's Plumbing, Tri-State Plumbing, and he retired from L.R. Babcock in Napoleon, Ohio. He enjoyed fishing, attending his grandson's ball games, spoiling his two dogs Kiara and Molly, and spending time with his family.
Denny will be sadly missed by his daughter, Melissa (Dave) Hoeffel of Defiance, his grandson, Brock Hoeffel of Defiance, his sister, Donna Ripke of Defiance, and two brothers, Darryl (Emily) Engel of Garrett, IN, and James (Diana) Engel of Defiance, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marilyn, and a brother in infancy.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 at the funeral home, with Fr. John Stites officiating. Due to the pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a College Fund for his grandson. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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