John Wesley Engelbrecht, 93, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. He was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Boone, Colo., to Julius and Minnie Engelbrecht. Survived by his wife, Lorraine; four wonderful children, Ron (Carol Lee), Paul (Marian), Sandra (Phil) Boese and Susan (Gary) Bokelmann; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; four older brothers; and one sister. John joined the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, where he served in Hondo, Texas, training navigators. In 1945, he met the love of his life – Lorraine Schlotfeldt. They married on August 13, 1947, and shared 65 wonderful years. John was co-owner of Refrigeration Equipment, Inc. He was dedicated to his church where he served as a deacon, trustee, and usher. One of his favorite hobbies was working on his collection of antique cars and going to antique car tours with his wife. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and service, 2 p.m. Friday, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Pastor Frank Proffer and Larry Schlotfeldt will officiate. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Historical Society through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Lorraine,
    We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We had a lot of good times with both of you in VMCCA with the Pueblo and Colorado Springs clubs. We wish you God’s blessings in the days ahead and we ask for comfort and strength for you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wally & Judy Drew and all the members of the Pikes Peak Chapter of VMCCA

  2. Aunt Lorraine & Family. We are sorry to hear about Uncle John. We send our Condolences. Even though we are across country we will miss hearing about John, however we know we will see Him again some day. PTL God will comfort you in your sorrow and give you strength for each day. I promise! Ps.55:22 “He will sustain You”. I am praying for each of U.

  3. Lorraine this is me Rhonda, I am so sorry for your loss. I can imagine what you are going through, losing a loved one is very difficult to do. John will always be remembered by the girls and I. I can still see him sitting on the porch getting some sun, and taking out the trash. He will be missed. Love you Lorraine very much!!!!!

  4. Saw the newspaper today and am so sorry to see John had passed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Morton III

  5. We are so sorry about the passing of our beloved Uncle John, We pray for you all at this time and love you so much Aunt Lorraine. from Ardielou and all the Todhunter family.

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