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Obituary – Alberta J. Engelbrecht

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Alberta J. Engelbrecht

September 23, 1940 – June 3, 2020

Alberta Jean Engelbrecht, 79, died June 3, 2020, at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, Kansas, after a battle of various medical issues.

Alberta was born September 23, 1940, in Cheyenne Wells to Fay Shepard and Faye Shaffer. She had a sister, Doris, and brother, Cecil. In 1951, her two nieces and two nephews came to live with them after their mother was killed in a car accident.

Her father passed away in 1954 when she was 14 years old. She would talk about things being tough at times, but so many memories that she held dear to her heart.

She graduated from Arapahoe. Alberta received her LPN degree in the early 60’s. She worked in the hospital and nursing home for many years. She started working for Dynamic Dimensions in Burlington in 1989 as a Residential Manager for the disabled adults. She retired from there in 2007.

Her greatest memories were traveling with her three grandsons as they participated in rodeos. Some of the rodeo friends still remember her cooking big breakfasts and being there for anyone. She never missed an event that her grandsons were involved in. She cherished her time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In 1961, she married Francis Engelbrecht in Cheyenne Wells. They had three children, Jerome, Debbie and Jeff Engelbrecht.

She is survived by her three children, Jerome Engelbrecht of Goodland, Kansas, Jeff and Penny Engelbrecht of Cheyenne Wells, and Debbie and Lyn Lamm of Sharon Springs, Kansas; three grandsons, Josh Lamm and Ashley their children Braydon, Paityn, Asher and Rhett of Garden City, Kansas, Jesse and Jerica Lamm and their children Trayce and Taylee of Dodge City, Kansas, and Jerrod Lamm and Rachelle of Dodge City. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Konecne of Cheyenne Wells, as well as many nieces and nephews, and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, brother and many other family members.

Memorials may be made to the Greeley County Hospital in Alberta’s memory and may be left at or sent to the Eastern Colorado Bank, 10 S 1st Street, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810.

Graveside services will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells June 12, 2020, at10:30 a.m.

Arrangements were under the direction of Love Funeral Home.