Obituary: Charles M. Engelhardt

Charles M. Engelhardt, 92, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg. He was born on April 21, 1924, near Moran to Charles and Marie (Sloan) Engelhardt.

In 1943, he married Maxine Ansell, and they later divorced. Together, they had two children, Sherry (Engelhardt) Willis and husband Donald of Newton, and Vicki (Engelhardt) Conkright and husband Jim of Lenexa.

He married Barbara (Hitch) Curtis in 1976. Charles worked for Steffen’s Dairy and Arnholz Coffee Co. in Wichita and went to work for Marrone’s of Pittsburg as a salesman in 1977, retiring in 1999.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Barbara Engelhardt of Pittsburg, sister Linda (Engelhardt) Wood of Chula Vista, Calif.; daughters; stepsons, Tim Curtis and wife Marva of Moundridge, Louis Curtis and wife Marianne of Lenexa, and Kelley Curtis of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Mark Willis and wife Cathy of Newton, Mike Willis and wife Susan of Wichita, Erika McMinn and husband Gordon, Beth Shelby and husband Scott, Marcie Seiler and husband Drew, Keith Curtis and wife Erin, Amy O’Crowley and husband Michael, and Tanner Curtis; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg. Charles will be interred in the Moran Cemetery in Moran.

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