John Charles Engel

John Charles Engel

October 1939  ~  December 2020

John Engel was born in Turlock, California to John and Ruth (Lane) Engel in October of 1939.  He graduated from Livingston High School in 1958.  He farmed since the age 3 and was known as “Farmer John”.  John was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

John is survived by his loving wife Quilla (Kniffen) Engel; daughter Julie Genereux; sister Audie Dahlgren; brother Pete Engel; three grandchildren John Lewis, Valerie Genereux, and Nicholas Genereux; and his grandchild Ian born September 3, 2020.

A Celebration of life is pending for a later date.


  • Catherine Engel December 22, 2020 8:32 pm

    My Uncle John was a fine man. He was a hard worker and loved his family very much. He was thoughtful, generous, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

  • Dave and Carol Braden December 22, 2020 10:44 pm

    Uncle John was one of a kind. Full of humor, whit and lots of LOVE. If you ever needed help and he could give it, you had it. You could tell when he was trying to pull one over on you by the twinkle in his eyes.He will be missed by so many.

  • Melda (Bishop) Barry December 23, 2020 4:59 pm

    To the family Sorry to hear of your loss of John. Went to school with John. I am sure he will be missed.

  • Ruth j King December 27, 2020 8:00 pm

    I am proud to be Johns cousin. He was such a nice guy. He was indeed a hard worker. Working in the fields or on a piece of equipment always. He was a person who cared. He will be missed by family and friends.

  • Florence Gemignani February 21, 2021 6:40 pm

    He was my dear John, the beat of neighbors , will be missed dearly. Like a second father to my grandsons.

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