Norman August "Chip" Engelage

Engelage, Norman August Chip 89, Wright City, MO, March 1, 2013. Mr. Engelage was born on September 25, 1923 to Oswald and Hilda (nee Laumeier) Engelage on the Engelage farm just outside Defiance, MO (now known as Wine Country Gardens). Norman August Chip Engelage is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Melna Jean Bueneman; three children, Darrell and wife Judy of Foristell, Randy of Wright City and Cheryl Cunningham and husband Bill of Hannibal, MO; seven grandchildren, Tricia Dattilo and husband Joe, Lori Belleville and husband Charlie, Greg Engelage and wife Theresa, Heather Engelage, Alicia Hicks, Caitlin Cunningham and Clay Cunningham; 6 great-grandchildren, Madisen Datillo, Chandler Belleville, Sophie Dattilo, Landon Engelage, Braden Engelage and Adriana Rodgers; He is also survived by one sibling, Dorothy Howell; brother-in-law, Jim and Donna Bueneman, 9 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; eight cousins and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oswald and Hilda Laumeier Engelage; in-laws, Elihu and Mary Bueneman, brothers-in-law, Dede Howell, E.W. Bueneman, Jr. and wife Wanda Bueneman and nephew Rick Howell. Mr. Engelage was a Francis Howell graduate class of 1941. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the 114th Construction Battalion Seabee's. He served on the Francis Howell School Board, 1954 to 1979. He was inducted into the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of fame in 1991 and served on the Board of Directors. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's UCC and on the Church Council. Services: A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's U.C.C. in Defiance, MO with interment at the church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Sunday, March 3, from 2-6 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's UCC Cemetery Fund, care of Pitman Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Wentzville, M0, 63385. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.pitmanfuneralhome.com.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mar. 2, 2013