Engelbrecht

Wallace Engelbrecht, retired Milk’s Grove Township farmer, passed away May 4, 2020 at 1:00 a.m. Wallace was born June 1st, 1925 at rural Cissna Park, IL, son of Oscar and Alvina (ZumMallen) Engelbrecht. He married Marjorie Rusk on November 29th, 1953 in Rantoul, IL. She preceded him in death June of 1990. 

Surviving are son, Dean (Del) Engelbrecht of Bloomington, IL; daughters, Judy Engelbrecht of Fairbury, IL and Peggy Lambert of McGregor, TX; five grandchildren, Bryan (Mary) of Galesburg IL, Michael (Laura) of Saratoga Springs, NY, John (Laura) of Decatur, IL, Melody (Eric Bauman) Normal, IL and Sean Lambert of Plano, TX; and two great-grandchildren, Dominik and Tess. 

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Victor; and sister, Mildred Wilken. 

Mr. Engelbrecht was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Gilman Il, attending Sunday School regularly, and had spent his life farming originally 5 miles north of Crescent City, Il., then in Milk Grove Township and Kankakee County. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Paul Lutheran Church of Gilman, IL, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cissna Park, IL or as donor wishes. 

Private graveside services will be held at the Danforth Cemetery in Danforth, IL with Rev. Pete Hinrich officiating. 

Arrangements are by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman. 

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