Dennis Eugene Engel
1939 - 2012
Dennis Eugene Engel was born Oct. 31, 1939 to Rex and Marie Engel in Chicago, Ill. He passed away peacefully in his home with his family present on July 4, 2012 after battling cancer.
“Dennis is now in peace with his Lord and Savior,” writes his family.
Dennis served very proudly in the United States Army from 1961-1963 and was stationed in Fort Lewis, Wash. In 1982, He moved to Payson with his two children, Christine Rehm and Dennis J. Engel.
Dennis was filled with compassion and love. He had a strong faith in the Lord and attended the First Assembly of God church for many years.
He loved spending time with his most valuable pride and joy, his only grandchild, Devon Rehm.
Besides his grandson and his family, he enjoyed the outdoors. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother Fred Engel and sister Mary Sanders. He even tried and succeeded at square dancing.
All those who knew this gentleman loved him. He was always willing and wanted to help others. He taught us children to never be greedy, and to always show pride and compassion in everything we did. His laugh was loud and jolly, his hands were hard yet tender.
He is survived by his daughter, Christine Erhm and her husband Donnie Rehm; his grandchild, Devon Rehm; his son, Dennis J. Engel and his wife Carla Engel; sister, Mary Sanders; brother, Fred Engel; sister-in-law, Sandy Engel; nephews, Brian Marshall, Sherman Marshall and Fred J. Engel; niece, Rhonda Engel; and several great-nieces and nephews.
“Our father, and friend too many will be greatly missed, yet never forgotten. Our family would like send to send a special thank you to Hospice for love and compassion towards our father. Towards the end, Dad had two new girlfriends, Susan and Kathy,” writes his family.
Funeral arrangements will be handled through Abel Funeral Home; Mr. Engel will then be place to rest in the Veterans Cemetery in Phoenix. A service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 12 at the First Assembly of God Church in Payson. Please come and help us celebrate our father’s new journey.