Elmer Engelbart, 99, of Fremont, NE, formerly of Bancroft, NE died on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Pathfinder Place in Fremont. Funeral services for Elmer will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church rural Bancroft, NE; Pastor Ryan Seymour will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
Elmer was born on a farm near Pender, NE on January 3, 1916, the oldest of ten children to Dietrich “Dick” and Margaretha “Maggie” (Albrecht) Engelbart. He grew up on the farm attending country school until working as a farm hand at an early age. On January 8, 1943, he was united in marriage to Leora Repschlaeger. To this union three sons were born: Dennis, Larry and Roger. They farmed in the Bancroft, NE area until his retirement. On August 15, 1992, Leora passed away. He later moved into Bancroft. In 2005 he moved to Fremont, NE to the Pathfinder Place.
Elmer was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, serving on various committees and as a church elder. He enjoyed playing cards and dancing, most of all he enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by his son Roger Engelbart of Fremont, NE, grandchildren: Stacey (Kirk) Goodnight and their children Sydney and Adyson of Papillion, NE, Darin Engelbart of Omaha, NE and Derek (Jennifer) Engelbart and their children Dayton and Jayda of Lincoln, NE. Elmer is also survived by a sister Elaine Ross of Fremont, NE and two brothers: Lee (Wanda) Engelbart of Denver, CO and Gary (Janice) Engelbart of Missouri Valley, IA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, wife Leora, sons Larry and Dennis Engelbart, brothers and sisters: Alice Schoch, Harold Engelbart, Irene Dahl, Evelyn Witt, Melvin Engelbart and Dale Engelbart.