Donald Engmann, 86, of Lomira was called to his Savior on December 3, 2022, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. His faith in God sustained him during a three-year battle with cancer and he faced the disease with courage and a positive attitude. He was an inspiration to many.
Don was born October 19, 1936, in Lomira, the son of William and Cecelia (Steiner) Engmann. After graduating from Mayville High School, he served in the U.S. Army for two years.
Don married the love of his life and best friend, Elaine (Zimmerman) on June 6, 1959, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Lomira and together they raised three sons.
Don was a member of the Lomira Lions Club for over 50 years.
He loved spending his summers at Fox Lake with his family and could most often be found fishing from the pier. Over the last 15 years, he and his wife spent winters in Estero, Florida with many friends.
Besides his wife of 63 years, Don is survived by his sons, Steve (Kim) of Appleton, Scott (Carol) of Combined Locks, and Randy of Milwaukee. He’s also survived by grandsons, Mathew (fiancé Ellen) of Milwaukee, Tanner (Dianora) of Frankfort, Germany, granddaughters, Kayla (Mike) Baum of Oconomowoc, Caroline (David) Westfallen of Milwaukee and Claire (fiancé Bri) of Los Angeles, CA. His great-granddaughter, Mora Baum will miss her Grandpa Monkey. His sister, Joyce Jaeger of Neshkoro; sister-in-law, Betty Engmann of Mayville and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vivian and Ewald Neitzel of Mayville further survive him. He was an uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry and Bob; brother-in-law, Gilbert Jaeger; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Bob Johnson; and grandson, Christian Engmann.
Funeral services for Don were held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Lomira with Rev. Matthew Kuske officiating. Visitation for Don took place at church from 12 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Graveside military rights were conducted by Lomira American Legion Post #347.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Hospice Home of Hope.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville cared for the family. www.Koepsellfh.com