ebook  History of Watertown, Wisconsin


Joseph Engelhart

1915 - 2004



Joseph F. Engelhart, 88, of Watertown, formerly of 506 S. Third St., Watertown, died June 1, 2004, at Beverly Terrace Health Care in Watertown.


A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Henry’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial was in St. Henry’s Cemetery.


Joseph was born December 24, 1915, in Watertown, son of Joseph and Mary (Neumann) Engelhart. On June 17, 1944, he married the former Evelyn Weber at St. Henry’s.


Joseph attended Fairview Country School in Grellton. He served his country in the United States Army Infantry during World War II and had been employed at Brandt Automatic Cashier in Watertown from 1944 until retiring in 1978.


Joseph was a member of St. Henry’s and its former Holy Name Society. He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 189 of Watertown, the 40 et 8, Watertown Senior Center and the machinists union.


Joe enjoyed creating small craft projects and was an avid woodworker all of his life.




Wife              Evelyn Engelhart, Watertown

Daughter          Sister Dianne, School Sisters of

Notre Dame in Milwaukee

Daughter          Darlene (Russell) Bushie, Watertown

Daughter          Deloris (Todd) Griep, Watertown

Son               DuWayne (Debra) Engelhart, Alexandria, Va.

Son               Donald (Jane) Engelhart, Madison

Son               Darrell Engelhart, Watertown

Stepsister        Genevieve Langer, Arvada, Colo.





Brother           Bernard Engelhart




Evelyn M. Engelhart

1941 - 2016

Son of William and Mary Weber




Evelyn M. Engelhart, 93, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter in Watertown.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Scott Jablonski officiating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Family and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.


Evelyn Mathilda Weber was born on Dec. 31, 1922, in Farmington, the daughter of William and Mary (nee Frodl) Weber.  On June 17, 1944, she married Joseph Engelhart at St. Henry Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2004.  Evelyn was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown.  Her whole life was dedicated to her family.  Evelyn loved to sew, crochet and bake.


Evelyn is survived by three sons, DuWayne (Choonin) Engelhart of Maryland, Donald (Jane) Engelhart of Madison and Darrell Engelhart of Watertown; three daughters, Diane Marie Engelhart of Milwaukee, Darlene (Russell) Bushie of Watertown and Deloris (Todd) Griep of Watertown; as well as three grandchildren, Greta, Benjamin and William. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.


She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary; husband, Joseph; four brothers, Herbert, Leroy, Robert and Clarence; as well as two sisters, Dorothy Milter and Estella Riedl.


The family would like to give a special thank-you to Golden LivingCenter and Rainbow Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Evelyn.


“Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4


“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26


Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown




Table of Contents 

History of Watertown, Wisconsin