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Allen L. Engelbrecht

1933 - 2015

 

Watertown Daily Times

Allen L. Engelbrecht, 82, of Watertown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 20, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Scott Jablonski officiating.  Friends and family may gather at the church on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial, with military honors, will be held at St. Henry Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the St. Henry Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

 

Allen Lee Engelbrecht was born on Jan. 1, 1933, in Watertown, the son of Herbert and Esther (nee Meschke) Engelbrecht. He was a 1950 graduate of Watertown High School. After high school, Allen joined the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. On May 9, 1959, he married the former Nancy Winkler at St. Henry Catholic Church. He was employed at WisPak in Watertown for 27 years before retiring in 1998.

 

He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the VFW. Allen enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as John Wayne movies and watching TV. Allen was a handyman. His true passion was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Allen is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Watertown; children, Judith Engelbrecht of Watertown; Brian (Wendy) Engelbrecht of Watertown; grandchildren, Sarah Martin of Waterloo; Deborah Nell of Madison; Amy (Mike) Milton of Watertown; Melissa (Tja) Ramsey of Baraboo; as well as great-grandchildren, Nicholas Milton, Brileigh Milton, Audrina Milton and Kynslee Milton. Allen is further survived by siblings, Shirley (Jim) Olsen of Michigan; the Rev. Robert (Joan) Engelbrecht of Pennsylvania; Herbert (Joyce) Engelbrecht of Watertown; David Engelbrecht of Watertown as well as a sister-in-law, Rita Engelbrecht of Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jon Engelbrecht.

 

A special thanks and appreciation to Jackie Shane for all of her care and support during his battle with cancer.

 

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service 611 E. Main St. Watertown

 

 

 

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