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George H. Engele

Mr. George H. Engele of Nashville, IL, departed this life surrounded by his loving family at Washington County Hospital in Nashville on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 3:05 A.M.  He had attained the age of 86 years, 11 months and 8 days.

George was born on February 10, 1937, in Nashville, IL, the son of Walter and Laura (Hoelscher) Engele.  He was united in marriage to Corine JoAnn Storck on September 10, 1961, in Plum Hill, IL and she survives his passing.

George proudly served with the United States Army from 1958 to 1963. George’s true passion was being a farmer and taking care of his animals on the farm.  He enjoyed and took great pride in restoring his first new piece of farm machinery.  George was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville where he served on various boards and organizations.  He was also a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau and the American Legion Post 110.  He liked going to sporting events and he looked forward to escaping the cold and heading to Florida for the winter.  George’s top priority was always his family.  He enjoyed being with them and taking his grandchildren on vacations.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife Corine Engele of Nashville, IL; two children, Calvin Engele and wife Stephanie and Pat May and husband Dan all of Nashville; six grandchildren, Ethan (Sydney) Engele, Elliott (Jessica) Engele, Elizabeth Engele, Alyson (Kyle) Hardin, Keeghan (Ross) Ryterski and Madi (Chance) Reuter; eleven great-grandchildren, Lakyn, Archer, Hadleigh, Kru, Lennyn, Maisyn, Emersyn, Blake and Renn, baby Engele and baby Ryterski on the way; a sister, Dorothy (Ronald) Kraus of Appleton, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister in infancy, Eleanor; brother, Norman Engele and sister, Emily Brinkman.

Funeral Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, IL on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 10 AM with Pastor David Benning officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville on Sunday from 5 PM until 8 PM and on Monday from 8 AM until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Legion Post 110 and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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