Mr Duane H Engelhardt

Obituary for Mr Duane H Engelhardt

July 1, 1936 - March 30, 2015
Springfield, New Jersey | Age 78

Faithful servant of God

Obituary

Duane Engelhardt, a man with a loving heart for his wife of 57 years, Norma, 3 sons Mark (Laura), Kevin (Tracey) and Jeff (Diane), 8 grandchildren; Ashley, Grace, Drew, Laura, Cole, Scott, Kyle and Kelsey and 1 great grandchild; Nolan, died on March 30, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Duane, born 1936, was raised in St. Olaf Iowa and resided in Springfield New Jersey for the past 49 years. He is also survived by his brother James (Patricia) of Milwaukee Wisconsin and sister Phyllis (Harlan Thurn) of St. Olaf Iowa.

Duane graduated from Luther College in 1958 and earned his graduate degree in Nuclear Physics and Calculus from Vanderbilt University in 1959. He was a tireless worker in the Computer and Life Insurance industries, bringing the first computer system to the New York Stock exchange in 1986. Beside his passion for sales, Duane was also a Bridge Life Master and taught and played bridge until his final days. Above all, his greatest love was for his grandchildren.

Duane was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Summit New Jersey for 49 years; holding multiple leadership positions throughout the church community. Duane was committed to stewardship and was President of the Lutheran Laity Movement from 1986 to 1988.

His faith in God gave him the strength to battle multiple illnesses for the past 15 years and is truly an example for us all.

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Thank you for your care and love for Duane and his family