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John Engerman

December 3, 1953 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 65)


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John Charles Engerman, age 65, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his residence in Fort Wayne.  John was born in Garrett, Indiana on December 3, 1953 to the late Ralph Henry and Bernadine Agnes (Kocks) Engerman. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1973 and married Janis Marie Tuffley on November 29, 1975 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville.  John was employed in management over the maintenance departments for WireCo, Newman Foundry and The Budd Company. His most recent employment was with Alliance Automation in Van Wert, Ohio. He also owned Maintenance Solutions in Kendallville.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He loved fly fishing and made his own flies. He was a fan of Harley Davidson motorcycles and he loved his country. He enjoyed playing pool and played in several pool leagues. John was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix just about anything. John was on the board of directors of the Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville. Most importantly, he loved his family and spending time with them and his hunting buddy, Max and his special girl, Ruby. 

Survivors include:
Wife, Janis Engerman of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Sara and Mark Church of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Beth and Joel Hampshire of Fishers.
Daughter, Jill Engerman of Fort Wayne.
Son, Kevin Engerman of LaOtto.
Six grandchildren: Ryan Church, Aidan Church, Ava Church, Alexander Hampshire, Eleanor Hampshire, Theodore Hampshire.
Sister, Mary and Lance Harman of Kendallville.
Sister, Kathy and Mark Englehart of Kendallville.
Many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, niece and newphew, Courtney and Jace Englehart; nephew, Travis Tuffley; and brothers-in-law, Charles Tuffley and Ronald Tuffley.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville with Fr. James Stoyle officiating. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the funeral mass at the church. 
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types.
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May 2, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Mass of Christian Burial
May 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Corner of Oak and Diamond Streets
Kendallville, IN 46755

May 3, 2019

12:00 PM
Lake View Cemetery
Riley Road
Kendallville, IN 46755

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