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Alice Jane Engle

April 3, 1936 October 2, 2016
Alice Jane Engle
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Obituary for Alice Jane Engle

Alice Jane (Fuller) Engle was born April 3, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, the third of seven children to Harold and Mary Fuller. She passed from this life to be with her Heavenly Father on October 2, 2016 surrounded by the warmth and love of her family. Her faith was a blessing to her and her entire family.
 
Following a brief but determined courtship, Alice married the love of her life, Thomas Joe Engle, on July 12, 1954. Their first attempt at elopement in Indiana forced them to go back to Michigan, to “face the music” and get permission from Tom’s father because at 19 he was too young to be married without parental consent. Their second attempt was successful and was the start of a wonderful life together. Despite being frequently told that they were “too young” to be married and  begin a family (she was only 18, a new graduate of Cass Technical High School) they were married for over 62 years. Their journey together included five children, 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
 
Alice was a woman of many passions and hobbies. Her first love was always her family, followed only by caring for others. She and Tom were founding members of Huron Valley Reformed Church in Rockwood, Michigan. She enjoyed her crafts—crocheting, basket weaving, beading, and counted cross-stitching—along with doll collecting, traveling, walking her dog Minnie, and bowling. At her peak, she was in three leagues a week and volunteered with the Milford Blind Bowlers where she forged many lasting friendships and memories. She supported her husband while he and others started Advance Concrete Products Company in 1966. 
 
For over 30 years, her home away from home was Pentwater, Michigan. She loved walking the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and soaking in the breathtaking sunsets. Alice loved the sun and warmth of their winter home in Sandestin, Florida. They spent three months each year enjoying the bright sun and escaping the cold winters of Michigan.
 
She was preceded in death by her sisters Phyllis, Harolyn (Kay),and Maygene, and her brother James. She is survived by her husband Thomas, her children Thomas (Mary) Engle, Jr.,Woodstock, IL; Gerald (Aimee) Engle, Denver, CO; Kelly(Thomas) Paquette, Livonia, MI; Beth (Scott) Daigle, Springboro, OH; and Christy Scott, White Lake, MI. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles and Herbert. 
 
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, there will be a visitation with the family from 3:30 to 4:30pm followed by a memorial service at 4:30. Visitation and Service will be held at the Milford Presbyterian Church. Rev. Bryant Anderson to officiate. Following the service there will be a celebration of life reception at Baker’s of Milford from 5:30 to 7:30pm. 
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charities Alice supported. These include Good Fellows, Gleaners, and Great Lakes Hospice.

For further information please call 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

5

Oct

3:30 PM 10/5/2016 3:30:00 PM - 4:30 PM 10/5/2016 4:30:00 PM
Milford Presbyterian Church

238 N Main St
Milford, MI 48381

Milford Presbyterian Church
238 N Main St Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Oct

4:30 PM 10/5/2016 4:30:00 PM - 5:30 PM 10/5/2016 5:30:00 PM
Milford Presbyterian Church

238 N Main St
Milford, MI 48381

Milford Presbyterian Church
238 N Main St Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Good Fellows of Detroit

Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation c/o Elara Caring

900 Cooper Street Jackson, MI 49202
Jackson, MI 49202

Gleaners Community Food Bank

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