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Daniel "Dan" L. Engel

May 6, 1942 — December 6, 2023

Daniel "Dan" L. Engel, 81, of Bruno, passed away in Wahoo at the home of his son, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

Per Dan's wishes, he will be cremated.

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IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLANTS OR STATUES, Memorials may be given to: Appleton Assumption Parish, Aquinas Catholic Schools or Bishop Neumann Catholic Schools.


Dan L. Engel was born May 6, 1942 to Larry & Zita Engel in Westphalia Iowa where he grew up on a dairy farm. He married Janet Miratsky on October 5,1963 at St. Anthony’s Church in Bruno, Nebraska. They lived in Iowa where all 4 of their children were born before they made the move to Nebraska in 1972 to a small farm east of Appleton. Dan continued farming and milking cows until the farm crisis hit, then he added jobs at Henningsens Foods and the Frontier Coop driving truck. He eventually sold the dairy cows and started selling seed corn for O’sgold and ending with Golden Harvest. His joy was visiting seed customers and making new friends.

Dan was an Assumption Appleton parishioner the entire time he lived in Nebraska. His faith was very important. He believed in a Catholic education for his children and was an avid supporter of Aquinas School system. All 4 of his children attended Aquinas High school at the same time, Freshman through Senior!

Dan was a Knight of Columbus almost his entire life, joining as a teen in 1959 and serving as a Grand Knight as an adult. He joined the 4th Degree of the Knights in 1977 serving in several officer roles. He began the Knights of Columbus Choir in 1997 and enjoyed singing as a group for many activities.

Dan’s hobbies included dancing, especially polka, watching Mollie B and Gunsmoke on TV, playing cards (500), and working on his Log Art. Many homes in the Butler/Saunders County areas display one of his works of art.

As Grand Children and Great Grand Children came along, he enjoyed attending all their sports
and activities.

Not one person Dan met got away without some type of conversation. He enjoyed visiting with
everyone.

Dan is survived by his children: Dan J. (Kathy) Engel, David (Annmarie) Engel, Denise (Steve)
Williams, Deb (Rod) King. Sisters: Karen Mathis, Sr. Theresa Engel, Allita (Craig) Doster.
Grand Children and Great Grand Children: Elizabeth (Chris) Moulton, Elijah, Estella & Silas;
Jenna Engel & fiancé Kyle Brezinski; Megan Engel; Amber (Nick) Milliken, Aubree, Brody,
Sophie & Yogi; Robyn (Cameron) Stroeh, Cora, Cohen, Calliope, Camilla; Chelsea (Tyler)
Russell, Oliver, Vincent, Walter, Scarlett; Shanna (Zach) Homes, Theodore & Leonard; Tyler
(Tory) Engel, Felicity & Ivory; Devon Engel, Emma & DJ; Isabella & Anthony Williams;
Sarah Forman, Braeton & Hudson; Noelle Forman, Nevaeh, Zariah, Malyah; Special friend
Mary Kloewer; many nieces and nephews and too many friends to list here.

He is preceded in death by wife Janet Engel, parents Larry & Zita Engel, Parent-in-laws James &Estella Miratsky, Sister-in-law Pam Miratsky and brother-in-law Mike Mathis.
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Family greeting Friends

Monday, December 11, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

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Knights of Columbus Rosary

Monday, December 11, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

580 I Street, David City, NE 68632

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Funeral Lunch

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Butler County Event Center

62 L Street, David City, NE 68632

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Burial

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

3452 North Road, David City, NE 68632

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