David W. Engle, 57, of Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, surrounded by his family at St Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha. Entombment will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer vigil beginning at 7 p.m. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at Elmcrest Country Club, after the private family entombment.
Surviving Dave are his wife, Maureen; daughter, Melissa Barnhill of Cedar Rapids; son, Luke Engle (Gabriela) Engle of Fort Myers, Fla.; and daughter, Kristen (Ted) McNichol of Johnston.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Olivia, Brookelyn and Stella Barnhill of Cedar Rapids; brother, Dan (Janet) of Marion; sister, Sue of Marion; and parents, Wayne and Shirley Engle; in addition to many nieces and nephews and families.
Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Doug.
Dave was born Oct. 1, 1956, in Cedar Rapids, and attended Cedar Rapids and Linn-Mar schools. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where he competed as a gymnast, before joining his family's business, The ESCO Group, most recently serving as chairman.
Dave mentored numerous young entrepreneurs and was involved in many community organizations including Hillcrest Family Services, Jane Boyd Community Center, Mount Mercy University and Four Oaks. He was an active member and leader of various electrical and automation trade organizations.
Dave was an avid golfer and longtime member of Elmcrest Country Club, but above all, Dave was a wonderful friend, husband, son, brother, father and "Papa," whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.
The Dave Engle Memorial Fund has been established to honor the community organizations Dave was involved with.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedar
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014