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J.C. Engel

Oct 08, 1934 - May 16, 2020


J.C. Engel, 85, of Maquoketa IA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Maquoketa Care Center. A public graveside service and burial celebrating J.C.'s life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 22, 2020 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa. Social distancing guidelines will be fol...


May 21


Thursday, May 21, 2020
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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May 22

Graveside Service

Friday, May 22, 2020
10:30 am

Mount Hope Cemetery

Summit Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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J.C. Engel

October 08, 1934 - May 16, 2020

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Eunese and LaVerne Roberg May 26, 2020

Belated condolences to the Engel family. We are blessed to have lived long enough that we could be well acquainted with three exceptional generations of your family; Carl and Pearl, J C and Arlene, and their successful, pleasant and well mannered adult "kids". Best wishes to the next generations! Eunese and LaVerne Roberg

Patsy May 23, 2020

Sorry for your loss

Sue & Mike Van Buer May 22, 2020

Thinking of you in your time of loss~our deepest sympathy to all.

Bob and Joan Head May 22, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Engel family on your loss. JC was a good role model for all of us . Our prayers are with the entire family

Bob and Joan Head May 22, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Engel family. We will remember you in prayer in the days to come .

Linda Sturtz-Pickup May 21, 2020

My sympathy to all of the Engel family. JC was a very special person. He represented the people of Jackson County very well. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda Sturtz-Pickup.

Josh & Brielle Reicks May 21, 2020

Our condolences to Dean and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

janet spratte May 21, 2020

CandleOur thoughts and prayers are with J C's family, sorry to hear of his passing. We remember him well as a cousin, neighbor and country schoolmate. We cannot be with you now because of the virus.
Bill and Janet Baresel Spratte

Carson Celebration of Life Center May 20, 2020


Lily and Lexi Engel May 20, 2020

We are so fortunate to have such an amazing grandpa! When we saw him he brought smiles to our faces! We will always remember the amazing memories and keep him in out hearts! May his memory be eternal! - Love, Lexi and Lily Engel! 💜💙💖

Betty Felten May 20, 2020

Hard to believ J.C. and Don Felten
born 18 days a part. Lifelong friends ,classmates,
cousins. Passing less than 30 days apart. Rest In Peace GUYS. I always remember our Iowa visits with Arlene and J.C. so many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers to the Engel family Betty Felten

Kathy Felten May 19, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss

Connie Bonney May 19, 2020

To the family- so very sorry over the lost of J.C.- he was always so friendly and would help you out in a heartbeat, from being neighbors at one time to 4-H parents he was always there to help , I am sure him and Arlene are having a grand old time now..God did gain a true gentleman in every way.

Kathleen McCloy May 19, 2020

Couldn't help but like J.C. earned the respect of many through his servitude. So sorry to hear! Prayers to his loved ones!

Elaine A. Luett May 19, 2020

I am deeply saddened that I did not have a chance to visit with JC one more time. He was a friend who may have been short in stature but made up for it with the gifts and talent he shared throughout life.
His faith and family is how we first met him. He and all his family worked hard on their family farm so we had a lot in common. He then joined me on the school board and I admired him for how prepared he always was and would make decisions that were the best for our students.
Heaven is gaining a true gentleman who always reached out to others with his smile and handshake. May he rest in peace now.

Jeff and Cherie Tampir May 19, 2020

Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family.
Jeff and Cherie Tampir

Cathy Bailey May 19, 2020

My sympathy to JC's family. What a kind man and always so friendly, ready to listen. He did so much for our county and community. I had the pleasure of working with him at the Jackson County Historical Society. I remember him from high school and earlier memories of his parents, Carl & Pearl, when visiting their neighbors,the Dices. I'm glad he is now at peace. Hugs!

Joyce Paarmann Polka May 19, 2020

I am sorry to hear of your loss. J C's accomplishments are impressive. I have had. no contact with J C since I graduated from Maquoketa and he was already farming. He gave my ftiend Carol and me rides at various times.
With fond memories.


Bob and Lisa Coates May 19, 2020

Thoughts and Prayers to the Engel Family from your neighbors Bob and Lisa Coates

Bob Eggers, Dale & Mary Eggers May 19, 2020

To the Engel family, Our condolences to you all for J.C, he was always a joy to visit with, special in his own way! Thoughts and Prayers for all!

Betty Miller May 19, 2020

JC and his wife, were wonderful people. I am thankful I had the chance to know them. They were always kind and had time to visit with you. My sympathy goes gout to the family.

Woody, Paula May 19, 2020

Such a kind man. He drove thru Delmar and our home. I’m sure he was checking the fields. Constant smile and wave to us. Gods blessing and comfort during this loss.



Kenny and Peggy Head-Costello May 18, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Lynda Flagel Gustavus May 18, 2020

Dean and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the weeks ahead. I remember your dads smile as it lit up each room he entered.

Alan and Rhonda Pape May 18, 2020

my neighbor while growing trusted me to watch his children as a teenager. Always had a smile and kind word. Worked hard lead by example admired by me and many others. Hugs and prayers Rhonda

Jay and Melody Bruns May 18, 2020

We were saddened to hear the news about J.C. He will always be remembered in our family histories and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Don and Colleen Schwenker May 18, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers

Dianne Fuller May 18, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all of J.C.s family.

Richard schnoor May 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss Neil and Engel family

Andy and Cheryl Clark May 18, 2020

Dean, Jenny & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. JC was a great and very community-minded man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP

Gayla Earles May 18, 2020

Thinking of your family, Dean! J.C. was such a good man...

BarbI Notz May 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man.

Bill Yaddof May 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss Dean

Nancy Parson May 18, 2020

So sorry. He always had a smile and kind words for everyone.

Larry Baker May 18, 2020

JC was always pleasant to visit with when I brought meals to him when First Lutheran on God's work our hands.
Mary Baker

Jody Tracy - Clasen May 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss Dean and family.

Wendy Meade Scott May 18, 2020

Dean and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Dad's passing. He's had a difficult time of recent and now he is at peace with Mom. God's peace be with you.

Mavis J. Kaczinski May 18, 2020

CandleMy sympathy to J.C.'s family. He always had a smile and kind words. RIP friend.

Sue Walsh May 18, 2020

Deepest sympathy from the Walsh family.He was a great neighbor.

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