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Chester Engle

Chester Engle Jr.

Saturday, April 13th, 1940 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Engle, Chester “Chet” Jr. Age 79 April 13, 1940 - August 26, 2019

Husband to the late Carol (Dobis) Engle. Beloved Father of James Writtenberry, James (Joann) Engle, Sandra Ballard, Theresa (Robert) Bollenberghe, Robert (Carrie) Engle, Christianne (Jason) Abbott, and the late infant son Billy Engle. Loving grandfather and papa to Grayce, Steven, Nicole, Jaclyn, Aaron, Bobby, Ariana, Marisa, Diamond, Madeline, Max and Great-grandfather to Nine. Loving brother to Magdalene (DeWayne) Schlaff, Ellen (Donald) Custard, Earl (Elizabeth) Engle and the late Bobby Engle. Brother-in-law to Theda (Francis) Dobis. Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, 2019 1 - 9 pm at Chas.Verheyden Inc., 43300 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, 48038. Funeral will be Friday, August 30, 2019 at. St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church. Instate will begin at 11:30 am, until time of Mass at 12:00 pm. Share a memory at www.verheyden.org

Chester was born in Evarts, Kentucky to the late Oma and Chester Engle where his dad was a coal miner. The family moved to Detroit for better work opportunities. Chester dropped out of school at an early age to help with the family finances. His first job was at a meat packing company. Chet started working at White Tower Laundry as a truck driver in the 1960s and remained there through retirement.

In his adult life, Chester converted to Catholicism. Through the church, he found a way to share his kind and giving spirit by volunteering with seniors and helping families in need.

After smoking for thirty-five years, Chet quit smoking in 1984.

Chester and his wife loved to travel frequently taking trips to Tennessee, Las Vegas, and Ironwood, MI. Another love they shared was their love for Paco del Grande and Molly, their dogs.

When his wife became ill with dementia, Chester dedicated his life to becoming her caregiver. He kept her at home until he couldn’t take care of her anymore, about a month before she died.

In September of 2016, Chester was diagnosed with lung cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. He never complained of pain or discomfort, no matter how intense it was for him. Throughout his illnesses, he maintained a pleasant and positive demeanor. Anyone who came to visit him felt like they were just visiting with a friend, not checking up on someone who was ill.

He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
    Address
    43300 Garfield
    Clinton Township, Michigan 48044
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    Rosary will be at 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Church
    Address
    41300 Romeo Plank Rd.
    Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
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    Instate will begin at 11:30 am

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He lived and laughed and loved and left. And the world will never be the same. -James Joyce Deepest sympathies
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