Ex-Nebraska state senator died on Tuesday

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska – A state senator from the northeastern part of Nebraska who served for many years has passed away.

On Tuesday, L. Patrick Engel’s family shared the sad news that he had passed away at the age of 90. On Monday, his body will be laid to rest in the cemetery.

Engel, a native of South Sioux City, attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and received his degree there before joining the Air Force. Up until she passed away a year ago, he had been married to his wife Donna Dee Engel for a total of 68 years.

In addition to his service as a member of the school boards of both St. Michael’s and South Sioux City, he was a Dakota County Commissioner and, in 1993, he was assigned to a seat in the Nebraska Legislature, where he remained until 2009.

During his time in the legislature, he was both the Chair of the Executive Board and a member of the Appropriations Committee. Additionally, he was a member of the national board of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

With addition to that, he was involved in organizations such as Sertoma, the Cardinal Foundation, the Siouxland National Bank, and the Knights of Columbus.

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