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Plains Edition Obituaries for 7-23-11

Lorraine Eunice Engelbrecht, 92, longtime Ogallala resident and educator, died July 5, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Peters) DeFord. She received her elementary education in Keystone and Ogallala and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1937.

She married Paul J. Engelbrecht on Sept. 6, 1941, in Santa Monica, Calif., and the couple made their home in Culver City, Calif.

Beginning her teaching career in a small rural school in the Sandhills north of Paxton in 1937, she rode a horse to school and acted as both the custodian and the teacher. She boarded with the parents of her students, moving every several months. She retired in 1998 at the age of 78 after teaching 31 years at the same school, District #14 Sunnyslope.

One of her proudest accomplishments was graduating with a BA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney after attending faithfully every summer for many years. The Kearney State College honored her with an award for her years of service to the education of mankind.

She was a member of the Keith County Historical Society, and the Republican Party. Her hobbies included flower gardening and playing the piano and organ.

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Survivors include her children, Paul J. (Cindy) Engelbrecht, Jr. of Ft. Collins, Colo., Connie (Chris) Ferguson of Glendale, Ariz., and Shirley Neal of Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Jewett, Heather and Paul J. Engelbrecht, III., Chad Ferguson, and Brent Neal; and three great-grandchildren, Nicole and Brooke Jewett and Samantha Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul J. Engelbrecht, Sr.; her sisters, Eleanor, Maxine, Bell, Edith, and Virginia; and one brother Romaine.

Lorraine Eunice Engelbrecht, 92, longtime Ogallala resident and educator, died July 5, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Peters) DeFord. She received her elementary education in Keystone and Ogallala and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1937.

She married Paul J. Engelbrecht on Sept. 6, 1941, in Santa Monica, Calif., and the couple made their home in Culver City, Calif.

Beginning her teaching career in a small rural school in the Sandhills north of Paxton in 1937, she rode a horse to school and acted as both the custodian and the teacher. She boarded with the parents of her students, moving every several months. She retired in 1998 at the age of 78 after teaching 31 years at the same school, District #14 Sunnyslope.

One of her proudest accomplishments was graduating with a BA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney after attending faithfully every summer for many years. The Kearney State College honored her with an award for her years of service to the education of mankind.

She was a member of the Keith County Historical Society, and the Republican Party. Her hobbies included flower gardening and playing the piano and organ.

Survivors include her children, Paul J. (Cindy) Engelbrecht, Jr. of Ft. Collins, Colo., Connie (Chris) Ferguson of Glendale, Ariz., and Shirley Neal of Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Jewett, Heather and Paul J. Engelbrecht, III., Chad Ferguson, and Brent Neal; and three great-grandchildren, Nicole and Brooke Jewett and Samantha Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul J. Engelbrecht, Sr.; her sisters, Eleanor, Maxine, Bell, Edith, and Virginia; and one brother Romaine.

Lorraine Eunice Engelbrecht, 92, longtime Ogallala resident and educator, died July 5, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Peters) DeFord. She received her elementary education in Keystone and Ogallala and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1937.

She married Paul J. Engelbrecht on Sept. 6, 1941, in Santa Monica, Calif., and the couple made their home in Culver City, Calif.

Beginning her teaching career in a small rural school in the Sandhills north of Paxton in 1937, she rode a horse to school and acted as both the custodian and the teacher. She boarded with the parents of her students, moving every several months. She retired in 1998 at the age of 78 after teaching 31 years at the same school, District #14 Sunnyslope.

One of her proudest accomplishments was graduating with a BA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney after attending faithfully every summer for many years. The Kearney State College honored her with an award for her years of service to the education of mankind.

She was a member of the Keith County Historical Society, and the Republican Party. Her hobbies included flower gardening and playing the piano and organ.

Survivors include her children, Paul J. (Cindy) Engelbrecht, Jr. of Ft. Collins, Colo., Connie (Chris) Ferguson of Glendale, Ariz., and Shirley Neal of Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Jewett, Heather and Paul J. Engelbrecht, III., Chad Ferguson, and Brent Neal; and three great-grandchildren, Nicole and Brooke Jewett and Samantha Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul J. Engelbrecht, Sr.; her sisters, Eleanor, Maxine, Bell, Edith, and Virginia; and one brother Romaine.

Lorraine Eunice Engelbrecht, 92, longtime Ogallala resident and educator, died July 5, 2011, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Peters) DeFord. She received her elementary education in Keystone and Ogallala and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1937.

She married Paul J. Engelbrecht on Sept. 6, 1941, in Santa Monica, Calif., and the couple made their home in Culver City, Calif.

Beginning her teaching career in a small rural school in the Sandhills north of Paxton in 1937, she rode a horse to school and acted as both the custodian and the teacher. She boarded with the parents of her students, moving every several months. She retired in 1998 at the age of 78 after teaching 31 years at the same school, District #14 Sunnyslope.

One of her proudest accomplishments was graduating with a BA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney after attending faithfully every summer for many years. The Kearney State College honored her with an award for her years of service to the education of mankind.

She was a member of the Keith County Historical Society, and the Republican Party. Her hobbies included flower gardening and playing the piano and organ.

Survivors include her children, Paul J. (Cindy) Engelbrecht, Jr. of Ft. Collins, Colo., Connie (Chris) Ferguson of Glendale, Ariz., and Shirley Neal of Long Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren, Stephanie Jewett, Heather and Paul J. Engelbrecht, III., Chad Ferguson, and Brent Neal; and three great-grandchildren, Nicole and Brooke Jewett and Samantha Ferguson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul J. Engelbrecht, Sr.; her sisters, Eleanor, Maxine, Bell, Edith, and Virginia; and one brother Romaine.