Louis Daniel Egenlauf, 85, Bremen, passed away at 10:42 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in his home surrounded by family.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1934, in Coraopolis, Penn. to James Michael and Eveline (Dunlap) Egenlauf. He was preceded in death by his parents and 15 siblings.
He moved to Chicago in 1959, where he met his devoted wife of 59 years, Christine (Szczypiorski). They were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1960, in Chicago.
He is the beloved father of Daniel (Linda), Jeffery, Joseph (Dawn) and Mark Egenlauf and adopted son, Jose (Sharon) Navarro. Grandfather of 17 and great grandfather of nine and is the uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Renee James and Carol Egenlauf.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve prior to being drafted and served in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1958. He worked at Western Union for 26 years and retired from Sprint Communications in 2004. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.
He came to Bremen in 1987 and never looked back. He loved the lake and had many friends.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m.,, Friday, Oct. 25, in Mishler Funeral Home, 2030 St Rd 331, Bremen. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, in St. Dominic Catholic Church, 803 Bike St., Bremen, with one hour of visitation prior. Burial will follow in Bremen Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.