Kurt D. Engler

Kurt passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012. He was currently of Grand Ledge, MI and formerly of Lewiston, MI. He is survived by his wife Ella of 52 years. He is also survived by children Don (Kathy) Wilson of California; Milly (Mike) King of Florida; Sally (Jeff) Shull of Ada, MI; Ginny (Brad) Widger of New Hudson, MI; Vicky (David) Doubleday of Florida; Shelley (Doug) Palmer of Freeport, MI; Karl (Julie) Engler of Grand Ledge, MI; 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Loretta (Winford) Lovelace; Mitzi (Don) Ruswick; Iva (Lonnie) Leftwich, all of Tustin, MI, his brother Doug Engler of Rose Lake, MI and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Milly Engler and his son Kurt “Dugan” Engler.

Kurt was born on September 21, 1933 in LeRoy, MI. He graduated from Lapeer High School, served in the Air Force in the Korean War, attended Boston University and Eastern Michigan University. He spent most of his life working for General Motors at the Pontiac assembly plant. He loved the outdoors and had many wonderful hunting and fishing experiences. He was also a passionate fan of the Detroit Tigers. His biggest love was his family. He rarely missed an opportunity to attend one of his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and will always be remembered by his family as a loving and supportive dad.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI. A graveside service will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Burdell Township Cemetery in Tustin, MI. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ingham County Medical Care Facility Foundation in Okemos, MI.

Print Obituary

7 Messages to “Kurt D. Engler

Print Messages
Vicky Engler Doubleday
April 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

Dad, I wish I could see you again, See you laugh and smile. I wish you were here to sing a while, that old familiar song, “when your all alone and blue, and there is no one to tell your troubles to, remember me, I’m the one who loves you.”

Holly Peterson
April 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

After reading the beautiful tribute about Mr. Engler, we thought how wonderful for your family to have experienced a father’s, grandfather’s, great-grandfather’s, and brother’s love so deeply. We hope you find comfort in your memories of him and the knowledge that nothing can separate you from his love. Our deepest sympathy, Holly and Jim Peterson

shirley(miller) yax
April 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

I don’t know what to say. i just want all of you to know that i am thinking of you and remembering what a great dad you all had.He made me feel like I was part of the family and I will always cherish those memories. I know that we have all grown apart but I still feel close to you all and wish I could be there for you. i will be there in spirit.

junior and lois weddington
April 11, 2012 at 9:57 am

sorry about your loss wish we could be with you tell ella we love her and all you kids love lois and junior

juanita gilvin
April 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

sorry about your loss tell ella i love her juanita gilvin

jr lois weddington
April 11, 2012 at 10:19 am

sorry about your loss you have our deepest sympathy tell ella we love her and our hearts and prayers are with you all love lois and jr

Milton and Delores Weddington
April 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Kurt and I shared many great laughs together and always had a good time. He will be sadly missed. Sending love and prayers to Ella and the entire family.

Your baby brother- Milton


Please Sign The Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *