William Steven Engelmann, age 60, passed away peacefully at Mercy South Hospital on Monday, June 5, 2023.
Brother Engelmann is remembered as the loving husband of Susan Bene’ Engelmann, beloved dad of Bradley Engelmann; father-in-law of Angelica Engelmann, Paw Paw to Wren and Margaret Engelmann; dear son of Patricia Hirons Jay and William Engelmann and step-son of Dawn Engelmann; loved Brother of Stacy Jay Malcom (Rob). George and Jason (Ka) Engelmann. And a dear nephew, uncle, great-uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, coworker, friend and neighbor.
Brother Engelmann was preceded in death by his brother, Shawn Jay, grandparents, O.P. and Rosemary Hirons, George and Betty Engelmann and his step-father, Robert Jay.
Brother Engelmann’s first career path was in cooking. He was a chef, working in the local hotels and fine dining establishments, and was awarded Manager of The Year at the Hilton Hotel Plaza Frontenac in 1998. His final years of cooking were spent with Aramark Corporation where he worked at CitiCorp, running their corporate and executive dining. He was chosen to serve at the 2000 Sydney Olympics which was a huge honor.
He began working for Duneman Demolition in 2001 where he worked until his death; he was a member of Laborers Local 110 and loved the brother-hood his company and the union afforded him.
Brother Engelmann loved to party, dance, laugh, travel and raise a glass. He played indoor soccer, basketball, church softball, men’s baseball and his most beloved sport, rugby. He also enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing. He was an active Member of the St. Louis Hornet’s Rugby club for 15 years, then a member of the Old Boys Club.
He also loved to entertain, throwing fire-pit driveway parties, garage parties and pool parties, where he always cooked and provided everything so people’s bellies were full of some of the best cooking in St. Louis!
He was always willing to lend a hand. He would give the shirt off his back, give money and time and housed many family members in time of need.
A Celebration of Life was held June 11 at Laborers Local 110 hall.