James W. Engel

Jan. 10, 1944 - April 19, 2008

James W. Engel died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at age 64.

Jim was a graduate of Marquette University. He was a computer network engineer for Waukesha County and lifelong marathon runner and bicyclist.

He was the dear husband and best friend of Sandi Engel (nee Edwards); loving father of Jean (Mike) Wodarek and Beth (Kevin) Schmelling; cherished grandpa of Garrett and Brady Schmelling; brother of Judy Williamson; and son-in-law of Betty Edwards. He is further survived by his longtime friend, Fr. Art Heinze, and many loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and from 9 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, April 25, at St. Mary’s Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park.

Special thanks to the caring staff of the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Memorials to the Blood Center of Wisconsin or the Glacial Drummlin Trail are appreciated.

Heritage Funeral Homes is serving the family. For more information, call (414) 281-5533 or visit online at