Engelbrecht, Paul B. 66, of Yorkville, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born August 20, 1946 in Spring Valley, IL the son of the late Albert and Mary (York) Engelbrecht. Paul was baptized into the Christian faith on September 15, 1946. During the Vietnam War he served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. He was widowed from his first wife, Dorothy in 1973. He met and married Gloria Lohmiller, his wife of 38 years, in 1974. He worked at Illinois Bell and retired in 2000. Paul loved the outdoors. Above all, he will be remembered for his love for his family, especially his grandchildren, and his saving faith and love in Jesus Christ as his Savior. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Gloria (Lohmiller) Engelbrecht of Yorkville, IL; his five children, Todd Engelbrecht of Maywood, IL, Michelle (Tim) Treder of Kenosha, WI, Kelly (Travis) Wendt of Menomonee Falls, WI, Thomas (Jacquelyn) Engelbrecht of Roscoe, IL and Rebecca Engelbrecht of Yorkville; his eleven grandchildren; his four brothers, Charles, John, Duane and Ed Engelbrecht; his five sisters, Helen, Dorothy, Alicia, Kathy and Rose; many other family members and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Engelbrecht in 1973; his infant son, Troy Engelbrecht; his brothers, Jim, Frank and Joseph Engelbrecht; his sister, Ruth Toal. Paul's family would like to thank the fourth floor nurses and staff at Presence Mercy Center for their kindness and caring during this difficult time. Funeral service will be held Saturday 1:00 p.m. February 2, 2013 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 2567 W. Sullivan Rd. Aurora, IL. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Resurrection Lutheran Church or School and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in South Beloit, IL. Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr. Sugar Grove, IL. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
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Published in Beacon News on Jan. 31, 2013