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Raymond Buz J. Engel
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Raymond Buz J. Engel, 1931-2015 - photo by Contributed/Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home

JANESVILLE–Raymond “Buz” J. Engel, age 83, of Janesville, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Janesville.

He was born on the family farm by Elroy, WI, on May 5, 1931, the son of Raymond C. and Beatrice (Crawford) Engel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954, to 1956, and married Betty L. Revels in Elroy, WI on Dec. 15, 1956. Raymond had been employed by General Motors from October of 1956, and retired in June of 1996. He attended Grace Evangelical Free Church, Afton. He enjoyed gardening, working with the handicapped, and walking Miggie 2 to 3 miles a day.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Betty L. Engel; three daughters: Hope Engel, Sheila Varela both of Janesville, and Deb (Don) Blue of Brodhead; sons, James R. and James N. of Janesville; three grandsons: John Schlough, Alex Varela, and Christopher Kuntz of Friendship; sister, Dorothy Nemitz of Reedsburg; many nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Gary Beeman officiating. A visitation was held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. For on-line condolences and registry:

A special thank you to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital and Clinics.