Obit: Galen Engler


Galen K. “Mike” Engler, 78, of Walcott, died on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Visitation was held on Monday, July 9 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Blue Grass. Visitation concluded with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m.

Mass of the Christian burial was held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Private family inurnment took place in the Walcott Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Walcott Volunteer Firemen’s Association or St. Andrew Catholic Church in his memory.

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Mike was born in Maysville on Nov. 14, 1939 to Rudolph and Mary (Ferris) Engler.

He graduated from Davenport High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Mike married Nancy J. Lamp on Sept. 23, 1961 in Davenport. He retired from Case IH in 2000.

Mike was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He had served on the Walcott Park Board for many years. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.  

Mike is remembered by his wife Nancy; his son Dave (Lisa) Engler of Eldridge; his daughters: Maria (Andy) Green of Walcott and Carla (Rick) Toenjes of Woodbury, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sisters: Chick (Donald) Holdorf of Eldridge and Donna (Duane) Harvey of Maysville; and his brothers: Steve (Madonna) Engler of Bettendorf and David (Marilyn) Engler of Davenport.

He was preceded in death by his parents.