|Birth: ||May 27, 1926|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 2012|
Born May 27, 1926, in southern Warren County, the son of William Engemann and wife Amelia.
He was educated at St. Ignatius Grade School and Marthas-ville High School. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Ignatius Church, Concord Hill.
As a member of the U.S. Army, he served in Seoul, Korea, as a fireman.
Mr. Engemann and the late Wilfred Mueller founded Marthasville Feed and Supply in 1952. The business flourished with their hard work. He retired from that business in 1977 and moved to Livonia, La., where he managed the Nick Bruckerhoff Elevator for 11 years.
He loved meeting people and the years in the South were very happy. He is remembered as a good and fair businessman who earned the respect of his customers, suppliers and many friends in both Missouri and Louisiana. In 1988 Mr. Engemann permanently retired to Missouri, the beloved hills of Charrette Creek and his family and friends.
He believed in public service and participated in the community life wherever he lived. In Marthasville, Mr. Engemann helped organize the first volunteer fire department. In the 1960s and '70s he was active in the 4-H program in southern Warren County.
In both Missouri and Louisiana, he participated in the Knights of Columbus organization in which he attained the rank of fourth degree. He was a devout Catholic who was a member of the St. Francis Borgia Parish, Washington, at the time of his death.
In 1950 Mr. Engemann was united in marriage to the love of his life, Viola Ruether, in St. Vincent Church, Dutzow. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage. To this union were born four daughters and two sons.
Mr. Engemann was preceded in death by his parents, William and Amelia Engemann; three brothers, Donald Engemann and wife Ruth, Leroy Engemann and William Engemann; two sisters, Evelyn Spiekermann and husband Kenneth and Marilyn Olds and husband Gilbert; and one sister-in-law, Leola Engemann.
He is survived by his wife, Viola Engemann, nee Ruether; two sons, Mark Engemann and wife Ellen, New Roads, La., and Curtis Engemann and wife Cille, Ventress, La.; four daughters, Janice Meyer and Lisa Darling and husband Charles, all of Washington, Nancy Brinker and husband Don, Ensenada, Mexico, and Julie Harrison and husband David, Leawood, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Engemann and Leonard Engemann and wife Evelyn, all of Marthasville; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Engemann, Marthasville, and Marilyn Engemann, Washington; other relatives and many friends
Saint Francis Borgia Cemetery
Created by: Edward Johnson
Record added: Apr 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89245662