Donald Engelhardt - April 06, 2012Donald Alfred Engelhardt, 90, of Salina, Kan., died Friday, April 6, at Salina Regional Health Center.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, Salina.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, April 11, at First Covenant Church, Salina, Kan., with Pastor Rodney Fox and Pastor Doug McHenry officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina, Kan.
Donald was born in Saronville on Nov. 8, 1921, son of the late Sarah (Ross) and Alfred Engelhardt. He graduated from the National School of Electronics and the Naval Research Lab. Served with the USNR from 1942 - 1945. He began his career in radio in 1946 at KSAL and retiring as chief engineer after over 55 years. Also aided in launching KYEZ in 1975.
He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Kansas Broadcasting Association (50 year award),W0QDH Amateur Radio License, Salina Coin Club, Quail Unlimited, and the National Rifle Association. He was also a longtime attendee of Salina Bible Church, Salina, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Elizabeth (Adams) Engelhardt and his daughter, Janice Luken.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Kenneth)Roberts of Lewiston, Idaho, Juanita (Roger) Miles of Salina, Kan.; son, Jerry (Kathy) Engelhardt of Gresham, Ore.; two sisters, Elvina Boyer of Rice Lake, Wisc. and Twila Manchee of Stow, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.carlsonfh.net or on facebook.