Earl Eugene Engelbert

Earl Eugene Engelbert was born on November 14, 1935 in Beloit, Kansas the son of Vincent and Elizabeth (Gronewoller) Engelbert. He died early Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Hilltop Lodge in Beloit at the age of 82 years, 7 months, and 6 days.

Earl grew up in the Beloit area and attended the Field School before attending and graduating from Beloit High School.

On April 7, 1958, he was united in marriage with Mary Frances Graff, and four children were born to this union, which lasted more than 60 years.

Earl spent 30 years employed in maintenance and electrician at the Girls Industrial School in Beloit. He also remained active in the community as a Volunteer Fire Fighter, a member of the Knights of Columbus, National Guards for 13 years, NFO, and he was in the first class of Hunter Safety, and later became a competition shooting instructor.

Family was of great importance to Earl, and he greatly enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids sports activities, as well as his great grandkids. He also loved camping with the Winnebago groups, spending winters in Florida and Texas, and going to coffee with the boys at Plum Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Earl is survived by his wife Mary Frances of the home; four children, Blaine and wife Angela of Beloit, Martin and wife Kelly of Celina, TX, Leon and wife Terri of Beloit, and Leia Heiman and husband Jeff of Beloit; nine grandchildren, Joshua and wife Liz of Olathe, Casey Dannenberg and wife Amy of Concordia, Matthew and friend Tara of Manhattan, Amber May and husband Adam of Wichita, Cami of Wichita, Jared and fiend Erin of Hays, Vincent and friend Brittney Stocker of Beloit, and Elizabeth and Thomas, both of Celina, TX; great grandchildren, Henry, Samuel, Josephine, Emma, Maddox, and Bowen; sister Ruth Ann Bryant and husband Richard of Ashland, VA; and brother-in-law, Paul Graff II of Mankato; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Friday, June 22 at the St. John’s Catholic Church. A rosary service will be at 7 PM Thursday at the Roberts Family Funeral Home, & visitation will be from 2 PM until the rosary service begins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Solomon Valley Transportation, Home Health, Solomon Valley Hospice, or the Church.

 

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