Mr Duane H Engelhardt

  • Born: July 1, 1936
  • Died: March 30, 2015
  • Location: Springfield, New Jersey

Tribute & Message From The Family


Faithful servant of God

Message From The Family

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

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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Condolence & Memory Journal

Duane was one of my bridge teachers in Summit, NJ. He could be seen in half a dozen bridge clubs as a player, director, or both. I had the honor of having Duane as my partner on a number of Friday nights, and he always showed great card sense. We will all miss him in the bridge world.

Posted by Don. Davidson - Union, NJ - Friend   May 01, 2015

Dear Aunt Norma and family:

Shawn and I send our sincere condolences in the passing of Uncle Duane. We pray for peace and healing in the coming days. Big hugs Aunt Norma.

Posted by Shawn Babcock & Becky Gruenewald - Waukesha, WI - Nephew   April 05, 2015

So sorry to hear this news. I have so many great memories coming over Kevin's house to play. Can still picture his face, raising his eyebrows at us for some of the things we said or did. Especially strong memory is the church trip car ride to the ski slope with the continually rolling down and up window!! He really will be missed but the memories will live on.
Deepest Sympathy,
Robert

Posted by ROBERT MARKSTEIN - Needham, MA - son's friend   April 04, 2015

We are thinking of and praying for the Engelhardt family. Kari & Gordon Terry-friends of Jeff

Posted by Gordon Terry - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   April 02, 2015

Norma and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God's promise of eternal life bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by Werner and Helga Hiller - Jupiter, FL - Jeff's in-laws   April 02, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Steve, Debbie and Jeff Blaisdell

Posted by Steve Blaisdell - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   April 01, 2015

I looked forward to seeing Duane at our weekly bridge games at CBCC. I was in awe at his mastery of such a complex game. It was a pleasure knowing him. My prayers go to Norma and his whole family. Joan Resler

Posted by Joan Resler - Savannah, GA - Friend   April 01, 2015

Duane was passionate about his bridge and family-especially family. He taught me much about bridge for which I am thankful. His "never give up" spirit while fighting illness was an example for us all.
My sympathies to all in his family.

Posted by Sue Rogers - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   April 01, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, God Bless, David and Christy Mobley, friends of Jeff

Posted by David Mobley - Jacksonville, FL - Friends of Jeff Engelhardt   April 01, 2015

Dear Norma and family, It was a blessing in my life to have known Duane through
"Bridge", but also to view his generosity of spirit and mental strength. Thoughts and
prayers to you all. Sincerely, Carole Bosco

Posted by Carole Bosco - Cedar Grove, NJ - Friend   April 01, 2015

Aunt Norma and family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Rachel and Bill Milton and family.

Posted by Rachel Milton - NEWARK, IL - great niece   April 01, 2015

Duane's positive outlook and fighting spirit always inspired me. While he was a formidable opponent (but always kind and gracious) at the bridge table, it was his outlook on life that was always most impressive. His pride in his family was evident. I am sorry for your loss. Our loss as well.

Posted by Debbie Crisfield - Summit, NJ - friend   April 01, 2015

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We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that all your wonderful memories will help to ease your pain. May God's eternal promise bring you comfort during this sad time.
Love, Dagmar, Jim, Tyler and Connor Laramie

Posted by The Laramie Family - Palm City, FL - Relatives of Jeff Engelhardt   April 01, 2015

Aunt Norma & Family
Sending love and hugs your way. So sorry for your loss. Uncle Duane was a wonderful man. Praying for you all. Wish we could be with you. Love Tina & Tom and family

Posted by tina brockman - mazon, IL - niece   March 31, 2015


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