AUGUSTA, Ga.- Master Sgt. Raymond Barnard Engelke, US Army Retired, entered into rest Monday, November 8, 2004 at the residence.
Family members include his wife, Mary Scee Engelke of Watertown, N.Y.; sons, Ronald and Joan Engelke of Naples, Fla., Vincent and Peggy Engelke of Evans, James Engelke, Thomson, the late Stephen Douglas Engelke and daughter-in-law, Lynne Engelke; daughters, Mary Coultas of Thomson, Ellen and James Kiser of Paris, Ky., Martha and Robert Lappe of Martinez; sisters, Diann Carlisle of Alabama; grandchildren, Thomas Engelke, Scott Engelke, Nathan Lappe, Donald Hensley, Cherie Bohler, Dorothy Brandon, Sarah Lappe, Ginger Dean , Rachel Lappe, Naomi Lappe, Paul Engelke; step children, Donna Gardner, Trudy Scee, Juanita Washer, Ronald Scee.
Mr. Engelke was a native of Joliet, Ill., but had lived in Augusta since 1957. He retired from the US Army after 28 years of military service in the Signal Corps. He was stationed in Panama, Germany and twice in Korea. Mr. Engelke wanted everyone to know that he liked Kimchee. He survived three plane crashes, one with a former Attorney General of the United States. He was a military pilot also, but lost his wings as a result of flying under the Sault St. Marie Bridge. He attended the Lakemont Presbyterian Church Men's Group and wanted the group to know that he "wished them well."
Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, 2004 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with Rev. Jack Jagoditsch officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park with Full Military Honors.