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Dennis W. Engelman

Dennis W. Engelman

Dennis W. Engelman

Dennis W. Engelman

Mr. Dennis W. Engelman of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 5:22 PM.  He had attained the age of 71 years, 10 months and 5 days.

Mr. Engelman was born on July 5, 1948 at Nashville, IL the son of John and Alberta (Wulf) Engelman.  He was united in marriage to Xondra Spenner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, IL on July 3, 1971          and they later divorced.

In his early years, Dennis worked for Rockwell International in Centralia, IL for 25 years.  He later worked for the City of Nashville in the Utility Department for 5 years, until his retirement.  Dennis enjoyed watching sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and he loved spending time with his granddaughters.

Left to mourn his passing is his two sons, Cory Engelman and wife Melissa of Hoyleton, IL and Brock Engelman and wife Cindy of Nashville; three sisters, Violet Sisney and husband Jim of Nashville, Fern Jernigen and husband Dewey of Spring, TX and Marilyn Bright and husband Ron of Columbus, OH; stepsister-in-law, Lois Rabenort; three granddaughters, Amanda Howe, Alexis Engelman and Trinity Engelman; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Wilber “Web” Rabenort; three brothers, Lawrence, Melvin and Robert; sister, Pearl Mueller; and stepbrother, Gene “Bud” Rabenort;

Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, a private funeral service will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL with Pastor Nate Wollenberg officiating.  Interment will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery in Nashville.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Anonymous on May 16, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Remembering Dennis from childhood days and his happy smile. My sympathy to all his family. Jerry Miller

  2. Anonymous on May 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Sorry to hear bout the death of your father Cory & Brock & family.
    Larry & Karlyne Roethemeyer

  3. Anonymous on May 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss he was really a good person praying for the family

  4. Anonymous on May 12, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    It’s sad that we lost another member of the family, but his roots and branches will continue to grow in his memory. May God keep his arms held out to console the family and may he send his most precious angel down to earth to comfort his grieving family. We will stay hear his laughter and see his smiling eyes when we think of him. Dennis, go and complete your journey, we’ll see you later.

    Dave and Jackie Engelman
    Belleville, IL

  5. Anonymous on May 12, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sympathy and hugs to your Family. Gary and Marilyn Suedmeyer

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