Karl August Engelbrecht U.S. Veteran

July 8, 1918 - September 23, 2012

Karl August Heinrich Engelbrecht, 94, of Neoga, Ill., formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Sunday, September 23, 2012, in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga, Ill. Mr. Engelbrecht was born on July 8, 1918, in Honey Creek, Mo., the son of Adam Friedrich and Barbara Louise Ahlers Engelbrecht. He married Lillian S. L. Willenburg on February 14, 1948. Karl was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Following his time in the service, Karl received his Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, Mo. He was a retired railroad worker and a former supervisor for a grain elevator. Karl was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Neoga, Ill.; son, John Engelbrecht and wife Becky of Jefferson City, Mo.; daughter, Esther Becker and husband Rev. Steven of Strasburg, Ill.; brother, Lawrence Engelbrecht and wife Marilyn of Harrisonville, Mo.; sister, Gladys Otte of Belton, Mo.; and two grandsons, Jonathan and Jason Becker both of Strasburg, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Walter Engelbrecht. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2012, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Ill., with Rev. Steven Becker officiating. Visitation from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Graveside services with military rites will be held at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Memorials maybe given to Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, Mo. or Trinity Lutheran School, Stewardson, Ill. Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Strasburg, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences at

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