Richard Arlen Engum, age 78, of Fairlawn, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family August 17, 2017.
Dick was born August 31, 1938 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin; the son of Harry Engum and Mildred (Engum) Ajer. After graduating from Glenwood City High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he was a medic. Richard had two years of College however, he continued his career as a Certified Dental Technician, owning his own Labs. He took a two year break from lab ownership to teach Dental Tech at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, Ohio. He also had an amateur radio license. Never liking to be idle, in retirement Dick worked part-time at the Fairlawn compactor.
Dick wanted to be busy either at his Lab or keeping his yard beautiful. He loved hunting with his Uncles in Wisconsin and fishing with his brother. He loved talking to everyone; he always found new “friends” every place he went.
Dick is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen (Holmquist); his five daughters, Kristine (Steven) Lefkowitz, Kimberly (Dennis) Dunagan, Suzanne Engum of Atlanta, Ga., Carole (Daniel) Biedrzcki of Arlington, Texas and Elizabeth (Robert) Smith; grandchildren, Jenna Stevenson, Alec Biedrzcki of Texas, Sawyer Smith; brother, James Engum of Menomonie, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.
Public Graveside service will be 11AM Wednesday October 11th, 2017 at the Glenwood City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided to pay respect to his service in the Air Force.
In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to the one of your favorite charities in Richard’s memory. Graveside services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral home of Baldwin.