George E. Engel, 85, of Fort Smith, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in his home. He was born in New Blaine to the late Joe and Cecilia Engel. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a WWII Navy Veteran, a proud member of the VFW Post 8845. He retired from Varner Vending after 30 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Florence and Bill Engel

Mass was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Rosary was held Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Clara (Katie) Engel; four daughters, Nancy Weindel of Fort Smith, Gloria Meyers of Tulsa, Shirley Parson of Arkoma, Vicki Bush of Barling; two sons, Joe Engel of Fort Smith, Nick Engel of Barling; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters; Betty Raible of Clarksville, Rosetta Walbe and Margie Barnes both of Fort Smith; one brother, Gerald Engel of Russellville.

Pallbearers were his grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Boniface Church.