THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Clarence E. Engel
Clarence E. Engel, 89, of Peshtigo passed away Thursday, Feb. 9 at BAMC.
Born May 11, 1927, to the late Robert and Helena (Kamin) Engel in Daggett, he lived there until his family farm burned and they moved to Menominee when he was in the third grade. He graduated from Menominee High School in 1946 and worked at Lloyd Flanders for a few years, then served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
After service, he moved to Racine and worked for SC Johnson Wax for many years, retiring in 1986. On Aug. 25, 1962, he married Mae Beth Coe and she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 1990.
On Sept. 28, 1991, he married Doris Cota-Mileski and they moved to Peshtigo in 1992 where they lived since. A member of First United Methodist Church and the Men's Club, he enjoyed gardening, cards, walking in the woods, feeding the deer and birds and was an active member of the church.
He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Dan) McLaughlin of Duluth, Mn. and Mary Poquette of Marinette; three sons: Paul (Robin) Mileski of Springfield, Ga. and David (Deborah) Mileski and James (Kristi) Mileski, both of Menominee; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.
In addition to his parents and first wife, Mae Beth, he was preceded in death by a stillborn son; eight brothers, Robert E., Arnold, Robert W., Ervin, Earl, Donald, Walter and Glen and three sisters, Helena, Dorothy and Helen.
Visitation was held at First United Methodist Church in Marinette on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 4 p.m., with Rev. Kevin Dembinski officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Park in Racine. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.