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Carol Engle

December 20, 1928 — June 17, 2021

Carol J. Engle, 92, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at 3:48 pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on December 20, 1928 in Roanoke, IL to Peter and Minnie Fauber Herbst.  She married E.P. “Tack” Engle on January 27, 1951.  He passed away on November 4, 2001.

Surviving is her daughter, Susan (John) Wisneski of Pittsburgh, PA; one grandson, Matthew Wisneski of Washington, D.C.; and one sister, Lila Herbst of Roanoke, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Greg Engle, and one brother, Dick Herbst.

Carol was a registered nurse, receiving her training at OSF St. Francis.  She was extremely proud of her work during the polio pandemic where she was helping patients in need.  She was the elementary school nurse for East Peoria School district for many years before retiring.

Always wanting to give of herself and help others she and Tack would volunteer for many community organizations over the years and were very active in the East Peoria Festival of Lights and the East Peoria Optimist Club.  Carol also loved to volunteer and help at the Church Mouse Thrift Shop in Peoria.

Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and private family services will be held at the Roanoke Township Cemetery at a later date.  Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church Mouse Thrift Shop, 600 N. Main Street, Peoria, IL 61606.  Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at

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