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Lee Edward Engle. Age 74 of Croswell, died Thursdsay, August 10, 2017 at McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was born January 29, 1943 in Mount Washington, Ohio, son of the late Lee and the late Mary (nee: Fletcher) Engle.

For quite some time now, Lee has been traveling the roads as one of the country's many respected & distinguished truck drivers helping to bring our goods to market. But that wasn't the only thing on his resume. Many years ago, back in the 80's, he and his wife Dorothy were the proud owners of a libation lounge in Detroit known to its many devoted customers as Ellen's Place Bar. Being the owner's and proprietor's of this local establishment for over 10 years, Lee & Dorothy made welcome a host of thirsty consumers that found their watering hole to be the perfect answer to a warm and friendly place to hang out. But yes, following that is when Lee decided to hit the road and make the cab of a tractor trailer his office. Being one who loved to travel, having a job where that was the daily mainstay made it the primo job for Lee. In whatever capacity he found himself, whether on the job or at home, Lee was always a hard worker who possessed a responsible and forthright work ethos. It was simply part of his character and makeup in the man everybody knew him to be.

Lee was also known for possessing quite the sweet tooth, and the Standard Station down on the corner was one of his favorite sources for fulfilling his desires for candy. In candy alone, Lee could probably have owned a bit of stock in the company for how much they sold him in sweets. But candy wasn't the only sweets tale to share about Lee,…the story continues with ice cream when considering how much of it he gifted to the kids in the neighborhood. He was truly the Ice Cream Man in the hood, and all the little munchkins were his eager recipients. Though their excitement was purely related to the sweet treat he provided, the real story is found in his unselfish and giving nature the was both endearing and compassionate.

When Lee found time away from work and was caught up on all his chores, one of his favorite pastimes was enjoying the old-fashioned game of pinochle,…a card game for the ages. From the friendly competition found in the game itself, to the accompanying and added highlight of the banter back & forth, there was so much to enjoy about getting together with his family and friends once the deck of cards made their appearance.

But of all the joys that filled his heart and life, little could match the treasures he found in his cherished family,…especially those precious 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Lee added so much to each life that came in contact with his,…and there were many he touched in a special way. To they and all who were blessed to know this man, he leaves behind a warm and wonderful legacy to be embraced with each reflection shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Lee was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear father of Jeff Engle, Kim (Derrel) Sloan, Darryl Engle, Paula Ragland, Mark (Christina) Engle, and Carla Boggs. Brother of Lorena (Leon) Cynowa. Loving grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 16.

Visitation for Lee will be held Sunday, August 13th from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren. His Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cadillac Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Please share memories of Lee at his memory book above.