Robert “Bob” W. Engum, 69, 1903 Linden St., Whiting, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at his home after a battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel Kozlowski officiating. Burial of ashes will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the services. For those unable to attend the Mass, condolences will be accepted after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Engum home.
A memorial has been established in his name for Hospice of Portage County in lieu of flowers.
Boston Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Engum was born Nov. 1, 1930, in the town of New Hope, a son of the late Lenroot and Margaret (Schneider) Engum.
He was married to Joanne Knudson on Nov. 15, 1952, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. She survives.
He was an employee of the telephone company for 32 years, retiring in 1983 from AT&T. He was a member of the National Guard, 120th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B, for 21 years, retiring as a sergeant first class. He also served on active duty during the Berlin Crisis at Fort Lewis, Wash., from Oct. 15, 1961, to Aug. 10, 1962.
Mr. Engum graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1949. He was a member of St. Stephen Parish where he served as a lector, altar server, Eucharistic minister and high school CCD and baptismal preparation class teacher. He was also an active volunteer at St. Michael’s Hospital, serving 1,000 hours in the Lifeline program.
Other survivors include one son, Robin (Jacqueline), Stevens Point; three daughters, Cynthia (Ross) Langhurst, Shawano, Jodi (Mark Kryshak) Engum, Amherst, Jill (Craig) Smith, Prentice; two brothers, James (Delores), Stevens Point, and Wayne (Crystal), Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Jerane Pribel, Lake Geneva, Merrikay (Ron) Berry, Plover; two half-brothers, Charles and Kenneth, and one half-sister, Yvonne; and 10 grandchildren.