Bill was born June 10, 1932 in Chester, Delaware County, PA son of the late William C. and Lillian Mae (Baxter) Engelke, Sr. following graduation from high school he enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country until his retirement following 37 years of service with the US Air Force and US Air Force Reserves.
Funeral service was held, January 4, 2016 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Troy PA, with Pastor Mark A. Steckiel officiating.
Interment with full military honors followed in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
In addition to serving his country Bill was very active on his farm. He was a crop and beef farmer on the Mud Creek Road and enjoyed his farm in the country. His memberships included the Fellowship Bible Church of Troy, Air Force Sergeants Association and liked deer hunting. Bill will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, both wives, Margaret (Shaw) Crystle Engelke, Sylvia Marie (Crockett) Ludwig Engelke, a sister, Mae VanEss, brother-in-law, Neil VanEss III and his son-in-law, Chauncy Stevens.
Memorials are directed to Fellowship Bible Church 121 Mud Creek Road, Troy, PA 16947.
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