Helen Engel


Helen M.C. Engel, 93, of Defiance, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice, Defiance.

She was born on May 4, 1920, in Hamler, Ohio, to Carl and Emma (Helmke) Buenger. On December 10, 1950, she married Eugene Engel, and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2001.

Helen was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid Society. She enjoyed feeding the birds and rabbits that came to her yard.

She is survived by one daughter, Kandi (Michael) Rasnake; grandchildren, Vanessa Roehm and Adam Rasnake, and a great-grandchild, Taylem Rasnake, all of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Loretta McDougle.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 3-8 p.m. at the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 30304 New Bavaria Road, Defiance, with visitation one hour prior. The Reverend William Stottlemyer will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Stephen Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.

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