Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Joe W. Englert

April 25, 2001

Joe W. Englert

1914-2001

Services for Joe W. Englert, 86, Sabetha were Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sabetha. Cremation followed.

Mr. Englert died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at a Sabetha nursing home.

He was born June 11, 1914 at Paducah, Kentucky the son of Elmer W. Englert and Joanna Miller Englert.

Mr. Englert graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in business and public administration. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-1946, as a lieutenant junior grade and was stationed on the USS McCracken.

He worked as a merchandise manager for Sears Roebuck in Kansas City, Mo., before retiring in 1963. He moved to Santa Fe, N.M., where he operated a Western Auto store for a few years. He then moved to Sabetha where from 1966 until 1981 he owned and operated the White's Family Store, which later became the Englert's Department Store. He then worked for KTNC Radio in Falls City, Neb., from 1981 to 2000.

He married Helen Novak Kriz on June 11, 1966, in Johnson County.

Mr. Englert was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sabetha where he served as secretary-treasurer and also as lieutenant governor of Division 2 from 1959 to 1961. He also served as chairman on several state committees. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7285 and the American Legion Post No. 126, both of Sabetha.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Englert, of the home; two sons, John H. Englert, Merced, Calif., and Joe W. Englert, Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Sue Wendel, Merced, Calif., and Martha Joanna Pennington, Guthrie, Okla.; two stepsons, Josch Gerald Kriz and David Lee Kriz, both of Independence, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Kiwanis Club of Sabetha, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, 66534.

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