Katie Jo (Litschke) Engel, a life-long resident of Chinook, WA pass away at her home on August 6, 2020 after a four-year battle with cancer. Katie was born in Chinook, WA on February 17, 1946 to William and Ernesteen (Belknap) Litschke. Katie was a 1965 graduate of Ilwaco High School. She married James (Jim) Engel on December 2, 1967. Together they raised three children; Jim (Tammy) Engel, Rob (Pam) Engel, and Sarah (Jeff) Kirsch. Besides her three children, Katie is survived by six grandchildren; Samantha Engel, Annie Engel, Joseph Kirsch, Ben Engel, Sadie Kirsch, and Joshua Kirsch, great-granddaughter; Kassie Engel, sister; Fran Carter, and brother; Fred Litschke. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ernesteen; father, William; brother, Bill; brother-in-law, Richard; and nephew, Richie. A family gathering will be held at a later date.