Richard Charles Engle

Richard Charles Engle Richard Charles Engle, better known as "Dick," passed away unexpectedly on April 29, 2014. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Helen; his sons, George (Annie), Brian (Kristen), and David (Troy); his daughter, Cheryl; grandchildren, Marissa, Mathew and Kelsie; and his two "babies," Scarlett and Pennie. Many knew Dick as a Kelseyville fixture at "Dick's Garage" the shop that he owned and operated with Helen in Kelseyville for some 39 plus years. Dick was born December 23, 1932, in Illinois. His family moved west when he was a young child, first to Vallejo and then settled in Lake County. He grew up in Lakeport and stayed there until he enlisted in the US Navy in 1951. He proudly served in the Korean War on the USS Philippine Sea. He returned to civilian life and Lake County in 1959. Back in Lake County, Dick drove lumber trucks for Pacific Lumber Company and Kelseyville Lumber. He then went to work as a mechanic for Ford Motor Company. In 1963 Dick met the love of his life, Helen, or "Sweetie Pie" as he lovingly referred to her. They ran the garage and raised their four children in Kelseyville. Upon "retiring" Dick continued to work on vehicles and numerous projects on their property. Then came his other passion in life (besides Sweetie Pie and his two dogs), his 1956 Auto Car that he restored to show quality and as fate would have it; he died while working on it. Dick was loved by family and friends and will be sadly missed but his memory will remain in our heartsKeep on trucking Dude. The Engle family would also like to send a special "Thank You" to Dick's friends from the Kelseyville Fire Department for going above and beyond in our time of need. For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary FD-1336, 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com


Funeral Home

Chapel Of The Lakes
1625 North High Street Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 263-0357

Published in Lake County Record-Bee from May 3 to May 9, 2014