Search news

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Obituary - John Robert Engel

John Robert Engel, age 79, passed away on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 on his farm in Norris, Missouri. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Vansant-Mills Chapel with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the John Engel Memorial Fund and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

John Robert Engel was born on September 27th, 1941 in Bunceton, Missouri to John and Alice (Fisher) Engel.

John worked as an engineer for the highway department. He retired in 1995. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge 3667. John also did ditch work and owned his own dump trucks. John enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed farming, Hunting, fishing and tractor pulls. He also loved to dance.

John was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons John “Johnny Jim” James Engel, Robert Shane Engel, and his sister, Margo Eby. Survivors include his son Wyatt Lane Engel of Blairstown, Missouri, daughter-in-law Lorrie Engel of Clinton, Missouri, 2 grandchildren; John Kyle Engel, Addisyn Engel, 0ne great-grandchild; Cassidy Engel, as well as his nieces, nephews and many more family and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.