Carl Herbert Engelbrecht
May 30, 1937 –
July 3, 2022
Carl Herbert Engelbrecht, age 85, a longtime resident of Neosho, Missouri, passed away at 9:22 pm on Sunday, July 3, 2022, from injuries he sustained in a two-car motor vehicle accident. He was born May 30, 1937, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to the late Oscar and Margaret (Meier) Engelbrecht.
Carl graduated from Eugene High School in Cole County, Missouri, and following graduation, went to work part-time for the Missouri Forestry Department. Having a passion for law enforcement, Carl took a full-time job in 1956 as a dispatcher in the Conservation Department in Camdenton, Missouri. Opportunities arose, leading Carl to Newton County, where in 1959, he became the Conservation Agent. As the second-longest state employee, Carl retired in 2009 after proudly serving 53 years. Carl loved hunting, fishing, bird hunting, riding in the golf cart with his son, Dale, looking for golf balls, and being outdoors.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son, Dale Engelbrecht and his wife, Jeanette, of West Plains, Missouri; one son-in-law, Jim Smith of Springfield, Illinois; one granddaughter, Kim Woods and her husband, Bennett of Industry, Illinois; one grandson Zack Wheeler and his fiancé, Shelbie, of Alton, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Harper Jo and Branch Haysen Wheeler; special son, Logan Watts, of Neosho; the mother of his children, Carol Engelbrecht, former wife of 30 years and mother of their two children who still resides in Neosho, Missouri; and dear friend, Larry Brunner of Carthage.
In addition to his parents, his daughter, Susan Dawn Smith, preceded him in death.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho, will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Neosho IOOF Cemetery, with Pastor Bennett Woods officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Newton County Cancer Council in honor of his daughter, Susan Smith, and his companion Janet Greninger.
Published on July 5, 2022