Active volunteer, community supporter
Ronald H. Engels Sr., 86, died peacefully on Feb. 2, 2020. Born in Chicago, he was the only child of Joseph and Augusta Engels. Growing up in Wrigleyville, he was a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and passed that on to his children and grandchildren. He was a graduate of Lane Tech College Prep High School and earned his chemical engineering degree from Trine University. His career took him to several cities across the country but eventually he ended up back “home” to raise his family in Oak Park and then retire to La Grange. Through the years he volunteered and was an active supporter of the local communities, churches, and schools.
Ronald Engels was the husband of the late Sally M.; the father of Ronald H. Jr. (Sally), Thomas J. (Tamara), the late Michael S., Robert M. (Carmella) and Suzanne (Michael) Achenbaugh; grandfather to Ashley (Scott) Nye, Kristen (Kevin) Tenny, Danielle (Brian) Golobish, Andrew and Allison Achenbaugh, Sarah, Hailey, and Emma Engels; and the great-grandfather of Loyal and Henry Nye.
A memorial Mass was celebrated on Feb. 8 at Christ the King Church in Lombard. The family appreciates donations to the Association of Horizon Inc., 3712 N. Broadway, Ste. 335, Chicago 60613.