Larman Frederick Engelke
Larman (Bud) Engelke
Larman Frederick Engelke 90, of Hamel, passed into eternal life on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at his home.
Born on December 19, 1918 in Prairietown, Illinois, the son of the late Fred C. and Lillian Thomae Engelke. He married Stella Mae Kuethe on May 16, 1943. She preceded him in death in 2000.
He graduated from Edwardsville High School and worked briefly at the Hamel Creamery. He became a journeyman machinist, retiring after 45 years from The Owens Illinois Glass Company, Godfrey, IL.
His memberships included St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Hamel, IL., The Owens Illinois Machinist Union, The Illinois Nut Growers Association, The Golden Emblem Club, The Kiwanis Club, The Municipal Band of Edwardsville, playing a trombone for several years.
He also served as a volunteer fireman in Hamel, IL.
His hobbies included woodworking, golf, trout fishing, boating and he was an avid gardener.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Phillip Engelke (Vicki) of Edwardsville, Richard Clark Engelke (Charlotte) of Dana Point, CA. One daughter, Jean Ann Harper (Steve) of St. Louis, MO., five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Also, surviving are two sisters, Flora Lee Renken (Harry) of Hamel, IL. and Genevieve Heepke (Paul) of Edwardsville, IL.
He was preceded in death by one, sister, Virginia Engelke Geers and one brother in-law Robert Geers
The visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel, IL.
The funeral service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL. at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 23, 2009.
Interment St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Prairietown, IL.
Memorials maybe directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL.