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Robert Engelbart

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LEIGH — Services for Robert Engelbart, 79, of Leigh will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Leigh. Burial will be in the Leigh Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Kracl Leigh Memorial Chapel.

He died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in West Point.

Memorials in care of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Leigh.

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Robert was born July 9, 1937, in Platte County to Reinhold and Martha (Loseke) Engelbart. He attended grade school at District 43, graduated from Leigh Public School in 1955 and was active in the National Guard for eight years.

Robert married Loretta Stepan on Sept. 30, 1961, at the New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson. Robert worked at the Leigh Farmers Co-op for 37-1/2 years and retired in 1999. He was a member of the Leigh Fire Department since 1962.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Leigh, Leigh FFA Alumni and Community Club. He had served on the church council, village library and tri-county boards. He was also a member of Blue Birds Across Nebraska, enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and farming.

He enjoyed nature and helped build and monitor bluebird houses in the Leigh area. Robert loved to watch and feed the birds and squirrels. He enjoyed watching Husker football and volleyball and spending time with family and their many friends.

Survivors include his spouse, Loretta of Leigh; two sons and their spouses, Russell and Tina Engelbart of Norfolk and Roger and Lynn Engelbart of Malcolm; eight grandchildren, Whitney, Jarrett, Amanda, Casey, Dalton Engelbart, Kristina (Greg) Troyer, Daniel (Stacy) Saltzman, and Rebecca (Anthony) Aden; great-grandchildren Anthony and Parker Aden, Ambrea, Avery and Adalyn Troyer, Dawson Saltzman; and a sister, Fern (Norbert) Theilen; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Zoubek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marcella Theilen, Luella Zoubek, Ilene Theilen and Irene Hansen, and one great-grandchild, Dylan Aden.

A lunch will be served at the Leigh Fairgrounds.

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