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Bernard “Ben” Engelhardt

Dec 29, 1929 - Feb 17, 2022


Bernard E. “Ben” Engelhardt, age 92, of Sheboygan passed away late Thursday afternoon February 17, 2022, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Ben was born December 29, 1929, in Sheboygan to the late William and Alma (Roehrborn) Engelhardt. He attended Bethlehem Lutheran School and was a 1947 graduate of Central High School. On November 8, 1958, Ben was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Bubb at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, serving on various committees and the church council. Ben was employed at Kohler Company for 33 years, retiring in 1995.
Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years Gwendolyn, three sons John Engelhardt of Sheboygan, James (Jacqui) Engelhardt of Sheboygan Falls, Andrew (Debra) Engelhardt of Sheboygan, grandchildren Casey, Cody, Nikki, Kayla, Kelsi, Brett and Brittany, great-grandchildren Aidan, Brooklyn, Carson, Wyatt, Sarah, Isaac, Eli, Ely, Jaxon, Tavayah and Lexi and nieces and nephews.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters Harold (Madeline) Engelhardt, Wilbert (Ethel) Engelhardt, Rueben Engelhardt, Adeline Engelhardt, Esther (Chris) Brock, Herman Engelhardt and Donald (Joan) Engelhardt.
Family and friends may gather at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1121 Georgia Ave. Sheboygan on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Rev. Patrick Niles will officiate. Private burial will take place in the Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Ben’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Sheboygan Fire Department, the staff in the emergency department at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Hospital and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care and concern.


Date: Wednesday Feb 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday Feb 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. noon
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Darlene Frewert

Gwen, So sorry to hear of your loss.

Hilda Brisco

John, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My sincere regards to your entire family and friends on the loss of a great man.

Shelly Harms

I always loved seeing Ben & Gwen on the Discovery Tours. Such a joy to have around. My sincerest condolences to the family.

Michael Bunch

Rip Mr. Engelhardt. Great man who raised a great family. May God bless the Engelhardt family.


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David Prigge

Ben was a delight to talk with and always had a big smile on his face when he came into our office. He and Gwen went on many of our Discovery Coach tours and we always enjoyed seeing them. My deepest sympathies to Gwen and his family and friends.

Blaine Huebner

With deepest sympathy as you remember Ben.