Lawrence (Larry) Edward Engel was born in McPherson on July 21, 1952, to Lynn and the late Patty Shaw Engel and passed away Sept. 28, 2010, at his home in Pasadena, Calif., following a very short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his father Lynn, McPherson; his sisters: Pam (Bud) Dziekonski, Helena, Mont.; Paula (Bill) Oehlert, LaPorte, Texas; Peggy Engel Brown, El Dorado; and his brother, Lance (Lennie) Engel, McPherson; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
arry graduated from McPherson High School in 1970 and attended college in Kansas. He was a resident of Pasadena, Calif., for nearly 30 years, where he had a successful and much-loved career as a bartender.
Larry loved his job and made many long-time friends who were always entertained by his gift of story-telling.
Larry’s life will be remembered and celebrated at the McPherson Opera House Grand Ballroom Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m.
Contributions can be made to the Larry Engel Memorial Fund to offset medical expenses.
Condolences may be sent to the Engel family at 409 E. Elizabeth, McPherson. Contributions to the Larry Engel Memorial Fund may be sent to Paula Oehlert, 10938 Thornwood Drive, LaPorte, TX, 77571.