Vernon Lee Engel, age 82 of Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo. Funeral Service will be Friday, December 9, 2011, at 2:00 PM at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with interment at the Howard Lake City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service. Memorials preferred to St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.