George H. Engel
1942 - 2021
BORN
1942
DIED
2021
George H. Engel
Born: March 14, 1942
Died: March 24, 2021
George H. Engel, M.D., age 79 of Las Vegas, NV, and of Big Rock, IL passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was born on March 14, 1942 in Chicago, IL. the son of George J. and Adeline M. (Bianco) Engel.
George was a very proud Veteran of the United States Army having served two tours as Captain with the 25th Infantry Medical Division during the war in Vietnam. He was a Bronze Star Recipient.
George was united in marriage to Asanee Akarapanich Lertsburapa, M.D. on September 5, 1973 in Elmwood Park, IL. They spent the next 47 happy years together until her passing on February 13, 2021. George practiced and taught medicine (Dermatology, dermatopathology, cosmetic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery) for many years, in the Chicagoland area.
George was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and will be deeply missed by his family and countless good friends spanning across the globe. George's life was a life lived to the fullest. He had a great passion for traveling, history, hunting and farming.
George is survived by his children, Kathryn (Perry) of Oak Brook, IL, George J. of Oswego, IL and Anthony (Heidi) of Downers Grove, IL; his grandchildren, Maya , Giana and Caleb ; also his brother, Richard (Constance) of CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, George J and Adeline M. Engel; and his wife, Asanee Engel, M.D.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of George H. Engel, MD to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd., Ste. 100, Silver Spring| 301.585.4000 or at www.vva.org/donate. Funeral and Interment Services will be private with burial taking place in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bristol, IL. A family memorial celebration will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630) 553-7611.




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Published by Kendall County Now from Mar. 29 to Apr. 1, 2021.
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My brother Bill and I grew up with George and his brother Richard in Elmwood Park in the 1950s and early 60s. We enjoyed family gatherings together and especially relished Aunt Lee's turkey dinners. We were blessed to know George's wife, Asanee, and attend his children's wedding ceremonies. Family connections are a wonderful gift and our times together will never be forgotten. Our cousin George will be missed.
Jackie Engel Tilles
April 11, 2021
I was saddened to hear the news of the passing of your dear Father. May you find peace in the many fond memories he left your family. May he rest in eternal peace.
Mark Gorogianis
April 6, 2021
I am sad to hear of George's passing. I have fond memories of him as a dedicated veteran, outstanding doctor, creative home builder, and dedicated husband to Asanee. I will always remember the gracious host he was at his farm with gatherings of family and many friends! He had a contagious smile and seemed to enjoy the full life he lived! I will miss my cousin and offer sympathy to his family.
William Engel
April 5, 2021
Sorry to hear of George´s passing. I am grateful to George for saving my life in 1982 when I was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer. I was one of ten people in his trial procedure to cure Melanoma.
Mary Feeney
April 4, 2021