Mark D. Engel, 54, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Friday January 3, 2020 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 7, at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 4-8 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Wednesday.
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Mark D. Engel was born on January 23, 1965 in Riverside, CA to William and Dixie (Wheeler) Engel. Mark started school at Hope Haven School for the Handicapped and graduated from River Valley School in Rock Valley. He worked at Parkview in Rock Valley and Dordt College in Sioux Center. Mark Enjoyed attending all sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan along with the Kansas City Chiefs and Notre Dame.
After a fall in February 2018, he was unable to care for himself due to a broken hip. He moved to Accura Care in Le Mars where he fell again in 2019 breaking his other hip and his arm in two places. Because of this, Mark was never able to fully recuperate.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother; Dixie Engel of Le Mars, IA; his brother; , Bradley and Dee Dee Engel of Sioux City, IA, sisters; Pamela and Rick Schiltz of Platte City, MO, Melissa and Kelly Couch of Le Mars, IA, several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, a great-niece, great-nephew and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father; Bill, grandparents; Vince & Arlene Engel, and Jess & Laura Wheeler, Uncle Karl Schnepf and nephew; Brandon Engel.