Orville James Engler Sr., 59, of Switz City, passed away at 10:08 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born June 30, 1945 in Slayton, Minn., he is the son of Russell and Agnes (Kaumm) Engler.
He owned and operated Switz City Tire and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include: his wife Brenda L. (Newman) Engler of Switz City; five sons, Gary Glander of Tamaroa, Ill., Bill Glander of Millville, Minn., Mark Glander of Chester, Ill., Orville James Engler Jr. of Worthington, and Glenn Russell Engler of Percy, Ill.; a step-daughter Jennifer Ann Lee of Rochester, Minn.; two step-sons, Jeremy Allen Lee of Rochester, Minn., and Dave Ratajczyk of Herrin, Ill.; three sisters, Rodella Bierworth of Oakdale, Minn., Diane Mitchell of Fulton, Ill., and Doretta Vinson of Ruthton, Minn.; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, and his first wife Nancy Engler.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield, with the Rev. Jack Talber officiating. Burial will be in Switz City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.