Anne Viola Engbrecht departed this world on Nov. 4, 2017, one day after her 96th birthday.
Born on Nov. 3, 1921, to Jacob and Susanna Tschetter near Bridgewater, South Dakota, Anne was the youngest of seven children.
On Dec. 25, 1942, she was married to Marvin Edward Engbrecht in her parents' home.
Early in her life, Anne taught in a one-room schoolhouse in South Dakota. Throughout her life she assisted her husband in church ministries in Dolton, South Dakota; South Bend, Indiana; Huron, South Dakota; Trenton, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; Goshen, Indiana; and Nappanee, Indiana.
Anne was active in women's Bible studies, church quilting, supporting foreign missions, teaching Sunday school, director of children's choir, and leading VBS in the various churches she and Marvin served over nearly seven decades of ministry.
She touched many lives, none more than those of her four children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Jacob S. and Susanna Tschetter and all six siblings and their spouses; Edward (Leoda) Tschetter, Kathryn (Mark) Dunn, Dave (Hulda) Tschetter, Elsie Tschetter, E.J. (Irene) Tschetter, and Martha (Solomon) Walter.
Anne Engbrecht is survived by her husband, Marvin; four children, JoLynn (Norm) Reimer, Peggy (Harold)House, Dennis (Karla) Engbrecht, and David (Christy) Engbrecht. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Nappanee Missionary Church on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m., with visitation on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m., all at the church.
Burial will be in South Union Cemetery. All memorial gifts may be made to the Nappanee Missionary Church Missions.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on November 4, 2017