Louise Harbrecht of Rancho Bernardo, California, went to her Heavenly Home on August 18, 2014, after a brief illness. She was the steadfast pillar of strength in her family. She married Robert "Bob" T. Harbrecht on January 15, 1944, and had three sons, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandsons.|
Louise was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 20, 1923, to Marie and Joseph Krutso. She was an avid student and graduated Sandusky High School with honors. She entered Ohio University but her college career was cut short by the World War II and her romance and subsequent marriage to Bob.
Her first son, Tom, was born in March 1945 and was followed in short order by Dave in 1946 and little Jimmy in 1948. She had great friends in Sandusky, Ohio, where she and Bob started raising their family. Louise enjoyed time with the extended family including her sister, Stella and her husband Bill, who amazingly was Bob's brother. She especially enjoyed visits to the beach at Cedar Point and fishing for perch in Lake Erie. She was very proud of always catching the most fish. In 1954 Louise and Bob moved with their family to Prairie Village, KS. With her quiet faith, abounding love and the help of Bob she was able to raise all three sons to be successful in their chosen careers.
Family was the center of her life and she was blessed with 65 years of marriage to Bob. Family get-togethers always included great food. Her grandchildren were especially fond of her macaroni and cheese, perch fish fry dinners, homemade noodles and desserts too numerous to mention.
Louise is survived by her three sons, Tom Harbrecht and his wife, Jill, of Del Mar, CA, Dr. David Harbrecht of Las Vegas, NV, and Dr. Jim Harbrecht and his wife, Marilyn, of Prairie Village, KS; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; granddaughter, Amy; and sister, Stella.
There will be a Celebration of Louise's Life Service on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, (858) 485-5840, with a reception following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Elizabeth Hospice, 500 La Terraza Blvd., Ste. #130, Escondido, CA 92025, (800) 797-2050.
Published in the Pomerado News on Aug. 28, 2014