ROBERT EUGENE ENGBERG
1937 - 2020
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Robert (Bob) Eugene Engberg our beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Kingsland, Texas. Bob left his earthly life and went to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 82. Bob lived an abundant and blessed life. Words cannot express how greatly he will be missed.

Bob is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years Jeannine Engberg, his sons Tim Engberg (Judy), Randy Engberg, and daughter Tara Castro (James); grandchildren Jordan Engberg, Derek Engberg, John Paul Castro, Roland Castro, and Ryan Castro, brother Rodney Engberg (Maud), sister Betty Hoge (Chris), many nieces, nephews, and countless friends and neighbors.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Dorothy Engberg, brother Ken Engberg, sisters Sharon Gaffney and Shirley Engberg.

Bob was born Nov. 4, 1937 in Carrington, North Dakota, and was the oldest of six children. It was during his childhood he learned the value of hard work, commitment, and loyalty. He began working at the age of 12 as a shoeshine boy in a barber shop and at 14 he went to work for Piggly Wiggly as a bag boy and stocker. Bob learned to hunt at an early age which helped put food on the table for his family. He remained an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life. He met the love of his life Jeannine Beauclair in North Dakota and followed her to Texas where they were married on Dec. 31st, 1959. They started a family and built life-long friendships in San Antonio and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Mary's University, became a certified public accountant and continued his education at the Harvard Business School, where he completed the school's Program for Management Development.

In 2007, he retired as president of Capitol Aggregates, LTD., a unit of the Zachry organization, after a 45-year career with the company. His experience at Zachry includes working in the company's aviation, real estate, and construction materials units. Bob genuinely loved and respected all his colleagues and employees during his entire career. He was honored and proud they reciprocated the same toward him.

Bob considered it a privilege to serve others and did so in many capacities.

He was an independent life member on the board of directors of the Portland Cement Assoc. He was also a past board chair for both the Portland Cement Assoc. and Texas Aggregate and Concrete Assoc.

He was a tremendous supporter of St. Mary's University and the Marianists. He served as President of SMU Alumni Association in 1983 and was a member of the SMU Board of Trustees for four consecutive terms totaling 8 years. In 2005 Bob was honored to be named a St. Mary's University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus.

In 1992, he was appointed by then Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson to be a member of the Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers and reappointed to numerous terms by current County Commissioner Kevin Wolff.

He remained on this Board for a total of 28 years until his last days. He truly was committed and devoted to serving the citizens of Bexar County.

Bob served in various capacities while on the Bexar County Hospital District Board. He was the Chair of the BCHD Board of Managers, he was a member of the Strategic Finance Committee, he was on the SA AirLIFE Board of Directors (Vice Chair 2003, Chair 2004), as well as numerous BCHD committees and advisory boards.

Bob was a founding member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in San Antonio and later became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church also in San Antonio. He used his financial knowledge to help serve several parishes in the Archdiocese of San Antonio as well as Casa de Padres, a Retirement Center for priests.

Faith, family, and friendships meant everything to him. Some of his greatest joys were traveling the world with his wife, hunting with his sons, fishing with his grandchildren, and frequent family gatherings. Bob was a proud American, a faithful Christian and a generous man who inspired others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8500 Cross Mountain Trail, San Antonio, TX 78255. 9 am Recitation of the Holy Rosary; 9:30 am Family Visitation and Mass of Resurrection at 10 am for those who wish to stay.

To participate in the service, an online live stream will begin at 9 am. Please go to the Facebook page of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in San Antonio to join in.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8500 Cross Mountain Trail, San Antonio, TX 78255.

Please visit the online guest book at Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas to leave any words, memories or wishes for Bob and his family at www.PutnamCares.com.

A private burial will be held at the Cordi-Marian Resurrection Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.




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Published in Express-News on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 22, 2020
Jeannine, wanted to let you know how sorry we were to hear of Bobs passing. Always enjoyed his Christmas updates letting us know how family was doing. We were lucky enough to visit with him when we were in San Antonio. He will be missed by all of us who knew him.
Don & Peggy Bickett
Family
August 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I just remember being so happy to find another North Dakotan when we met. He was such a gentleman (knew he would be since he was from ND) My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kay Ressler
Acquaintance
August 14, 2020
Nobody could replace the special person Bob was. He and his family have touched so many people and he was so much admired and will be missed greatly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family at this difficult time. God bless!
Ken and Kay Marshall
August 14, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the entire Engberg family.
Evelyn & Randy LeBaron
Friend
August 14, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
maria hoelscher
Friend
August 14, 2020
My sincerest condolences to you all. I worked with Bob at Zachry and he was an incredible executive and always set a great example for us all. It was a privilege to have known him....cannot imagine how great it would have been to have him as a father. May the Lord God keep and protect him and let perpetual light shine upon his soul.
Tim Hildenbrand
Coworker
August 14, 2020
Mrs. Engberg and family, I want to express my deepest sympathy to each of you on Bob's passing! I had the pleasure of working with Bob for many years as part of the San Antonio AirLIFE operations and his work with the University Health System of Bexar County. During that time, I had the opportunity to learn from him and counted him as a true mentor in my personal and professional development. Bob had a way of knowing the exact moment to make a statement or ask a critical question to change a conversation when needed. His contributions in public service have benefited the citizens of San Antonio, Bexar County and S. Texas in incalculable ways! Aside from his time in the Board Room or in our offices, I enjoyed Bob's attendance at various functions and loved how he truly desired to know people and to understand their situation. I often heard Bob speak of his family and how proud he was of them. He will be missed! May God wrap his arms of compassion and healing around everyone effected during this time.
Shawn Salter
Friend
August 14, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Bob on one of the UHS boards. He was a fine man. Always thoughtful and considerate in working with others, always ready with a smile, and very dedicated to service. He will be missed.
Bill Emmett
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Thank you for your years of service to San Antonio AirLife
Bob Scofield
Friend
August 13, 2020
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Mrs. Engberg & Family, On behalf of myself and the San Antonio AirLIFE organization that Mr. Engberg served thru August 2015 please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Mr. Engberg. I was fortunate to work with Mr. Engberg when he joined the San Antonio AirLIFE Board of Directors in addition to serving as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Engberg was a savvy business man and a strong advocate for our organization's mission. Mr. Engberg was the epitome of grace and professionalism. He loved his family above all and his faith in our Lord was immense. It was my honor to of assisted Mr. Engberg while serving on our board but what I appreciated more were his prayers and words of encouragement when my father got sick and passed away. Mrs. Engberg, you and your family will be in my prayers. May our Lord bless you all with abundant strength and comfort.
Janie Guevara
Friend
August 13, 2020
Robert has been an exemplar for public service and professionalism, and we will continue enjoying benefits from his diligence, insights and kindness for years to come. I am SO grateful for the opportunity to see and appreciate his grace and his commitment to our community. God bless him!
Larry Wallis
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
proud to know and work with Mr. Engberg, at Capitol Cement, our prayers go to his family. god bless
David and Sandra Aiken
August 13, 2020
Dear Engberg Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Bob. I had the pleasure of working with him personally for a while, but more recently as a member of the University Health System Pension Plan. Bob was the consummate gentleman and took his responsibilities to the organization and its employees very personally. I appreciated his "Seeing the forest instead of the trees" point of view. He was generous with his time and always supportive of the team. I was privileged to count him as a friend.
David Wallace
Friend
August 13, 2020
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Sherry Moore
August 11, 2020
On behalf of St. Mary's University, I want to express my gratitude to Bob for all the many ways he served his alma mater, most recently as a Trustee of the Jurica Trust. Bob was an exemplary model of Marianist servant leadership. The St. Mary's community, Legatus, and Mona and I will miss a great gentleman and gentle man.
Tom Mengler
Friend
August 10, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. working with Bob at Capital always made us feel as a family. He will be missed by everyone and I will always hold his memories
Bobby Burrell
Coworker
August 10, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Janine and family. He was a fond member of the Class of 1956.
Marion Smith Zellner
Classmate
August 10, 2020
My deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of meeting with Bob on several occasions and he was a very caring and kind person. He always put Family first and I truly respected him and I appreciate the time he shared with me. He will be missed by all who have known him.
Michael Valadez
Friend
August 10, 2020
I'm very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was a strong support on the St. Mary's Board and his wisdom and commitment will be missed in many places. My condolences to Jeannine, Tara, and the whole family, and my prayers.
John Moder
August 10, 2020
i will miss you my friend. may you rest in peace. prayers for jeannine and family.
ralph nicolson
Friend
August 10, 2020
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bob for many years, and we are saddened by this news. Bob will truly be missed, and we will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Portland Cement Association Family
August 10, 2020
I am sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My prayers are for Jeannine and the family in this time of sorrow. May he rest in peace in the hands of the Lord and may Our Lady bless Jeannine and the family with the graces they need to accept the will of the Lord. May he rest in peace.
Louis Sanchez
Friend
August 9, 2020
He was the kind and thoughtful presence on the board of University Health System, always wanting to know how improvements could be achieved. Those around him were lifted by knowing he cared. i don't ever remember seeing him when he wasn't smiling.
Rest in peace with the angels.
Gary McWilliams, MD
Friend
August 9, 2020
Jeannine and Family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. No doubt Robert is enjoying his eternal reward for a life well - lived.
Lee and Margaret Hall
Friend
August 9, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Bubba Montalvo
Friend
August 9, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a very nice gentleman to work for.
Cathy Bohne
Coworker
August 9, 2020
Bob will be missed in our neighborhood. He always had time to stop and say hello and share a few words. Such a wonderful man!

Charlene Richardson
Neighbor
August 9, 2020
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Joe Gaydos
August 9, 2020
Sending prayers and hugs for Jeannine and the Engberg family...God’s blessings
Melissa Schramek
Friend
August 9, 2020
Bob was an incredible neighbor and a delight to be around. So kind and gentle. Always willing to help. It was so special to see him interact with his grandsons fishing and boating, teaching them how to mow the grass without falling in the lake! He will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Kris Saucedo
Neighbor
August 9, 2020
Sincere condolences to Bob’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Bob when I worked at Zachry from 2000-2002. Good and decent man and am very happy to have known him.
AJ Rodriguez
Coworker
August 8, 2020
My dear cousin. He was a bright light. Prayers for family and friends!
Janet Engberg-Jones
Family
August 8, 2020
Bob was a great man and leader. I enjoyed working for him for many years at Capitol and am thankful to him for all that he did for me and my family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeannine, Tara, Tim, Randy and their families. May God Bless you All.
Max & Phyllis Frailey
Coworker
August 8, 2020
Bob was a true gentleman. He is the main reason I am in the industry I am today as he gave me the opportunity to come to work at Capitol Aggregates many years ago. He was a great mentor...giving me space to try new things while still providing the boundaries to help me be successful. I cannot thank him enough for all that he did for me and am very sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Joel Galassini
August 7, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time .
Cory Nicolson
Acquaintance
August 7, 2020
I admired Bob very much as a true leader and friend.
Tom Green
August 7, 2020
Bob was a great leader in business and the community, but more importantly he was an influencer of everyone he knew - family, friends, and associates - displaying how to live a life of faith and character. It is through Bob that I learned the importance of relationships and what it means to be a man of value and character. I consider Bob one of the few people who have been the most influential in my life and will forever be grateful for his mentorship and friendship.
Joe Gaydos
Friend
August 7, 2020
Bob was such a good/kind man, keep the wonderful memories of him in your heart. Thoughts & Prayers are with you Jeanine & Family God Bless Jean & Dan Laber
Jean Laber
August 7, 2020
Robert, "Bob", was a kind, thoughtful gentleman. We enjoyed visiting Bob & cousin Jeannine at their home a few years ago, he was a great host. Our thoughts, prayers & hugs go out to Jeannine & all of Bob's beloved family.
Becky & Bruce Byrum
Family
August 6, 2020
God has called His faithful son, Bob, home. We will miss him at family gatherings whenever they resume safely. He always showed a zest for life and was a gentleman to all. Our hearts go out to his family. Our prayers go out to you. Leonard & Nancy Pruett
Nancy Pruett
Family
August 6, 2020
As a cousin to Bob and Jeanine, I know very few people who match up to their kindness, loving and concern for family and friends. Bob never missed giving us a great smile and interesting conversation. When around him, one never felt left out as he always included everyone. I remember how he lovingly cared for Jeanine and was always her "rock". I aspire to be that gentle, kind and loving person that I saw in Bob Engberg! RIP, Cousin.
Leona Fox
Family
August 6, 2020
Bob was a kind and compassionate soul. He fully engaged in conversation with you like you were the only person in the room. He had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by many. It was truly an honor to know him
Thomas Beauclair
Family
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