Service


Date:

January 17, 2020

Start Time:

11:00 AM

Location:

Overton Funeral Home

Address:

Traer, Iowa

Arrangements By:

Overton Funeral Home, Traer

Visitation


Date:

January 17, 2020

Start Time:

9:00 to 11:00 AM

Location:

Overton Funeral Home

Address:

Traer, Iowa

Robert Engel

Robert Roger Engel, 88, of Traer, passed away on January 12, 2020, at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo. He was born on the family acreage outside of Traer to William and Dora (Prehn) Engel on March 8, 1931.  Robert graduated from Traer High School in 1948.  After graduation, he began his carpentry work.  Robert served two years in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954.  In 1957, he became the co-owner of Traer Cabinet and Construction, where he worked until retiring in 2011.  Robert was united in marriage to Barbara Hanus on November 21, 1964, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer.  He was an honorary member of the American Legion, a member of the Traer Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees from 1969 to 1995, including serving as Chairman of the Board from 1979 to 1995, a member of the board at Sunrise Hill Care Center from 1968 to 2013, and a member of the Traer Memorial Building Board for 40 years.  Robert enjoyed his construction work, gardening, traveling, watching sporting events, and spending time with his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Marvin Engel.  Robert is survived by two children, Mary Jo Engel of Traer and Thomas (Lisa) Engel of Grimes; his brother, Richard (Ann) Engel of Traer; five grandchildren, Landon, Peyton, Madison, Charlie, and Chase; and nieces and nephews.  Robert’s family wishes to extend their sincere thank you to the staff at Sunrise Hill Care Center for their loving care.

The burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Traer American Legion and the Marine Honor Guard.

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