Charles V. Engelbrecht, 72, Dale

Charles V. Engelbrecht, 72, passed away on March 10, 2019, at his home in Dale, surrounded by his family. 

Charles was a Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War where he valiantly served his country for 2 tours in the Northern IKOR, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He was the proud author of a book written of his time in-country and afterward entitled, “The Guns Fell Silent and The War Began”.

His hobbies included raising rabbits, woodcrafts, coin collecting, antique guns, and running his antique business, Grainry Antiques & Other Needful Things.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Naamah (Wertman) Engelbrecht; and his brothers LeRoy and George Engelbrecht.

Charles is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Kimberly Letnaunchyn and Christine Brown; stepchildren, Jennifer and David Smallwood; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Peggy Schaefer.

Funeral Services are planned for 11 a.m. CT Thursday March 14, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 12308 E. Country Road 1160N, Evanston, with a reception to follow in the Church hall.

Visitation will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. CT at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Charles’ name to the Disabled American Veterans. You can donate and/or leave comments at The DAV Charitable Service Trust on this link at

Fuller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.