Obituary: Kent Engler


Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Kent M. Engler, 38, Donahue, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Long Grove.  Burial was in Allen’s Grove Cemetery, Donahue.  The family greeted friends from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of the service at St. Ann’s. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family.  Kent passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, surrounded by his family.

Kent Michael Engler was born Dec. 23, 1981, in Davenport, a son of Gary and Rose (Carstensen) Engler.  He married Cassy Hoffmann June 23, 2007.  Kent worked in construction for Terry Knutsen Builders.

Kent enjoyed coaching baseball and football, hunting, dirt track races, spending time with his children, fishing, helping out around the farm and being with his friends.  He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas City Royals and Bo Jackson.  He enjoyed listening to old classic country music and was very protective of his family, and dog, Emme.  Kent was a very talented carpenter who was always willing to help out when someone had something that needed fixed.  He was a very soft-spoken, gentle person who will be missed by all.

Memorials may be made to the family for an education fund for his children.

Those left to honor Kent’s memory include his wife, Cassy, Donahue; children, Kolten and Cora; parents, Gary and Rose, Donahue; siblings, Curt (Andrea), Wheatland and Angie (Joe) Ulloa, Donahue; grandparents, Ed Carstensen, Long Grove, Shirley Engler, Eldridge, and Ellie Blozevich, Davenport; in-laws, Tammy (Daniel) Burns and Dennis Hoffmann; nieces and nephews, Hayden and Dylan Ulloa, Delaney and Clay Engler; many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.


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