Glen "Gunner" Engle, 74, of Chatfield, died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 10, 1939, to Marchand and Irene (Roberts) Engle in Preston. After graduating from Preston High School, he married Gloria Nash on March 4, 1960, in Wykoff. He started his work career as an orderly at Colonial (Methodist) Hospital. He worked for Coca-Cola for 28 years before retiring from Tuohy Furniture in Chatfield.

He was a member of the Eagles Club and was an avid NASCAR and Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed going to the stock car races at Deer Creek Speedway.

He is survived by his two sons, Scott (Sharon) of Lakeville and Terry (Mary) of Shorewood; five grandchildren, Jessica, Kristina, Justin, Andrea and Tony; and one great-grandson, Ethan; sisters, Nancy (Bruce) Robinson of Rochester and Ilene (Chuck) Lammers of Chatfield. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service was held on Monday at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andy Kumpel officiating. Burial of ashes was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Preston.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Macken Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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