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Raymond "Ray" Engels, age 79, died on June 8, 2013 in Mesa, AZ.
Ray was born on January 13, 1934 in Sioux Falls, SD. He served in the US Army from 1958 to 1963. Ray then spent 40 years working for John Morrell & Co. Ray loved water skiing and fishing at Brant Lake.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 39-years, Betty of Mesa, AZ; son, Brian Engels, Glendale, AZ; granddaughter, Megan Engels, Glendale, AZ; brother, Richard Engels of Sioux Falls; sister Beulah Des Sautel of Plattsburgh, NY; and many nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, David & Emma Engels; son, Scott Engels; 3 sisters, Ruth Songstad, Dorothy Hanson, Ellen Basche; and two half-brothers, Henry and Horace Pinkerton.
A celebration of Ray's life will be held at the Sioux Falls VFW on Sunday, July 28 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Cards may be sent to Ray's wife, Betty at 236 So. 72nd Place, Mesa AZ, 85208.
Published in The Argus Leader on July 21, 2013