Marvin Engelbrecht

Marvin Engelbrecht

Thursday, May 1st, 1930 - Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Mr. Marvin George Engelbrecht, 90, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, as he entered his heavenly home the church bells sounded. That evening the star of Bethlehem reminded us of the promises fulfilled.

He was born on May 1, 1930 in Honey Creek, Mo., a son of Theodore and Anna (Heinrich) Engelbrecht. He was married on September 17, 1949 in Hickory Hill, Mo. to the love of his life Lola Williams who preceded him in death on October 9, 2008.

A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Marvin was a 1948 graduate of Eugene High School. He was employed with Fabick Cat as a heavy equipment mechanic for 35 years, retiring in 1994.

Marvin and Lola had a passion for square dancing in their younger days. They danced for the Circle Bob square dancing group throughout many states and even performed on the Ozark Opry. They could also be found looking for a garage sale and a good bargain.

Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at his lake house in Ivy Bend and fishing with them. Marvin loved camping and traveling to Pensacola, Fl. every summer, even stopping at garage sales on the way. You would find his little Chihuahua, Choco, always by his side and in most recent years the neighbor’s dog, Theo, would frequent his house for treats. He could also be found watching Cardinal baseball games and Missouri Tiger’s basketball but ONLY if they were winning! He could be found daily, weather permitting sitting on his front porch waving and talking with his neighbors or shooting squirrels off the bird feeders!

Survivors include: his children, Marvin Engelbrecht (Brenda) of Osage Beach, Mo., Cindy Thomeczek (Lee) of Linn, Mo., and Mike Engelbrecht (Brenda) of Jefferson City, Mo.; sisters, Geneva Williams (Wayne) of Lampe, Mo. and Myrene Zey (Claude) of Lincoln, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Snellen, Kori Campbell, Amanda Christian, Erin Coles, Clayton Engelbrecht, Chelle Hentges, and Annabeth Thomeczek; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 59 years, Lola; and siblings, Ralph Engelbrecht, Lucille Engelbrecht and Doris Vestal.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:30 am Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Freeman Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 am in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Shane Crum officiating. Graveside services will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to wear personal masks.

A webcast of the funeral service will begin at 11:30 am Saturday, for friends that are not able to attend by going to his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website. Friends may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home or leave condolences online to be given to his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 26th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Saturday, December 26th, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
    Freeman Mortuary
    915 Madison Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 26th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saturday, December 26th, 2020 11:30am
    Freeman Chapel
    915 Madison Street
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    Reverend Shane Crum
  • Interment

    Hawthorn Memorial Gardens
    4205 Horner Road
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Posted at 11:30am
In loving memory. From David and April Howser.

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Carol Beck

Posted at 08:06pm
We are thinking of you at the passing of Marvin. I always enjoyed working with Marvin at Fabick.
Leon and Carol Beck

Susie Hughes

Posted at 10:40am
Marvin and family I was so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy and I loved your mom and dad lots. They will be greatly loved and missed but at last they are together again I’m so happy for Lola she has her friend with her again. You have my sympathy I know how you feel. Now you are the older generation. Sending prayers your way.
Susie Hughes and family

Rick and Donna Moeller

Posted at 11:52pm
Mike and Brenda so sorry for your loss with deepest sympathy

Debby White

Posted at 09:56am
Marvin was a wonderful person. I loved him and Lola dearly. I won’t be able to make the funeral but know I am praying for all of you.

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