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Gene Engelhardt Ph.D. Obituary
Engelhardt, Gene, Ph.D. 89, passed away May 7, 2013. Beloved husband of Delba Engelhardt (nee Hartle), dear father of Diane (Matt) Heinicke, the late Jon (Carol) Engelhardt, Elaine Kimker, Mark (LeeAnn) Engelhardt, Richard (Karen) Engelhardt; devoted grandfather; loving great-grandfather. Gene graduated from Qulin High School, earned a B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University, a Masters from University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Ph. D. from Saint Louis University. He was an educator for 68 years: teacher, coach, principal, superintendent, school board member and university professor. Having started his career as a teacher in a one-room school, Gene later became the first middle school principal in Missouri and was named by the Missouri State Board of Education as a Missouri Pioneer in Education. Gene was an administrator in the Lindbergh School District for 27 years. After retiring, he continued to serve the district for 9 more years as a school board member and also served as board president. Gene was honored by the district as a Lindbergh Leader and Lindbergh Distinguished Educator. As a way to expand his dedication to helping youth throughout the world, Gene became an active member in Kiwanis. He served as the Crestwood-Sunset Hills charter president, Kiwanis Camp Wyman Board Member, Lt. Governor and Governor of the MissouriArkansas District. Kiwanis International recognized him as the number one governor of the world. Gene was a Kiwanis International Board Trustee and President of the Kiwanis International Foundation. Gene was named Citizen of the Year in 1987 and 1996 by the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, he was recognized as a St. Anthony Society Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Gene Engelhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made to the Lindbergh Schools Foundation, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63126. Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, May 11, 11:00 AM. Interment St. Paul Churchyard. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM.


Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from May 8 to May 9, 2013
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