Bernard Aloysius ‘Pop’ Englert, 92, St. Anthony

Bernard Aloysius “Pop” Englert, 92, originally of St. Anthony, passed away at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

Pop was born in St. Anthony on September 22, 1925, to Jacob C. and Sarah E. (Jahn) Englert.  He married Joan Rose Hulsman in St. Anthony Catholic Church on April 3, 1946, and she preceded him in death in January 1988.  He married Lorraine Krupinski of Louisville, Kentucky, in October 2000, and she preceded him in death in November 2010.  

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during World War II. Before his retirement, he and his wife were longtime insurance agents for AFLAC, specializing in helping families with Cancer Care insurance.  This was very important to him and Joan because they lost a daughter, Kathryn Lynne, to leukemia in her infancy.

Prior to working for AFLAC, he worked on production lines in the Dolly Madison Industries (DMI) factory in Huntingburg and Jasper Wood Products.

He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-St. Anthony Campus, where he and his wife sang in the church choir, V.F.W. Post #673, American Legion Post #493, Holy Name Society and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

He enjoyed playing cards and spending time on the computer, as he was very computer literate.

Surviving are four sons and two daughters, John (Terry) Englert, Elmhurst, Illinois, David (Chichi) Englert, Winnetka, Callifornia, Christine Abell, Speedway, Terry (Patty) Englert, Dubois, Luci (Jim) McKean, Bloomington, and Chuck (Jennifer) Englert, Carmel; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are two daughters, Kathryn Lynne and Mary Therese Englert; five siblings, Bernadette Englert Sr. Brenda “Dorothy” Englert, Harold Englert, Aurelia Reteneller and Hilda Staab Whaley; and one son-in-law, Lee Roy Abell Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard Aloysius “Pop” Englert will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The V.F.W. Post #673 will conduct military gravesite rites.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice or toward research to end children’s cancer, at https://curechildhoodcancer.org.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.




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