James W. Engelke

James W. Engelke

James W. Engelke, 87, of Platteville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Southwest Health Center, Platteville.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Pastor Mary Ann Floerke will officiate. Burial will be at the Belmont Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the James W. Engelke Memorial Fund.

Online condolence may be made at www.melbyfh.com.

Jim was born on January 2, 1930 in Platteville, the son of Henry and Fern (Robinson) Engelke. Jim graduated from Platteville High School and worked various jobs until he joined the United States Army. During his time in the army he served in Korea; on his first trip home from Korea he married Anna Mae McClain. Once discharged from the service, he and Anna Mae farmed in Elk Grove until their retirement. Jim enjoyed horses and was a member of Hinkins Moody American Legion Post in Belmont.

Jim is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Anna Mae; daughters, Karen (Wayne) Casper and Susi Engelke; grandchildren, Katie Plute, Reed (Kari) Engelke, and Jacob (Amanda) Engelke; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Providence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Fern; siblings, Alice Brame, Jayne Hayes, Paul Engelke, and his son, Michael Engelke in 2011.