Frank “Bud” Gilbert Engels, 84, of Kenosha, Wis., died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at United Hospital Systems St. Catherine’s Campus.
He was born to Florence (Malmgren) and Frank Engels on May 24, 1928 in Kenosha, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, sister Ruth, son David, and daughter Susan.
He attended St Thomas grade school and graduated from Mary D Bradford High School. He was a member of the Army National Guard in the 1950’s and active in the Republican Party in his early years.
He married Brenda M. Smith on October 15, 1955. Together they had four children.
He was employed for many years at Burgess, Anderson & Tate, in Zion, IL, retiring from there, and he continued to enjoy his association with other retirees during their monthly lunches. He was very active in St James Church with ushering, parish council, and was a trustee for over 40 years.
Hobbies included collecting stamps and political buttons. He enjoyed singing and was a member of SPEBSQSA for many years. He liked traveling, was an avid Cubs and Packer fan, and enjoyed get-togethers with his special neighbors. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were very close to his heart.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Brenda (Smith), two children; Kathryn (James) Regel, Matthew Engels (Drew Martin), brother Richard, son-in-law G. Gordon Hebert, grandchildren; Gregory (Mery) Day and Margaret Day (Matt Tithof), great grandsons; Luis Lopez and Anthony Frank Day, and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday September 26th 2012 at 11:00AM at St. James Catholic Church. (5804-Sheridan Road) Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of mass. Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated with certain charities to be designated at a later date.