Shirley Ann (Messmer) Engelbrecht
Frankfort/Little Falls, New York
Mrs. Shirley Ann (Messmer) Urich-Engelbrecht, age 82, a former Little Falls resident, currently of Avery Road, town of Frankfort, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, December 12, 2020 at The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ilion, New York.
She was born in Little Falls on July 9, 1938, daughter of the late James and Frances (Ceglowski) Messmer and educated in Little Falls schools. She was last employed with the Herkimer County Trust Company, Little Falls in the Proof Department and Compute Room. She also co-owned Lou’s Backhoe and Dump Truck Service. She was united in marriage with Ronald A. Urich, on November 21, 1959. Ronald passed away on February 8, 1981. She married Louis N. Engelbrecht at Christ Lutheran Church, Little Falls on Sept. 4, 1982. He passed away on October 27, 1995.
Survivors include her beloved sons, James B. Urich of St. Johnsville and Ronald A. Urich, Jr. of Ilion; granddaughters, Jacquelynn Valentin of Ilion and Brianna Cobb and husband Evan of Mohawk. She was predeceased by her parents, by her step mother, Kathleen Messmer and by her sister, Elaine Lawton. She was also predeceased by her brother in law, Roger E. Urich in 1989 and sister in law, Beverly J. Urich in 1996.
Shirley and her family's care has been entrusted to Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (corner of Bidelman Road), Little Falls, 315-508-5131. A celebration of Shirley’s life will commence at 12 pm on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the funeral home with Father Brian Slezak, pastor of Holy Family Parish, Little Falls, officiating. Relatives and friends may pay their respects to the family from 11am until 12 pm prior to the service on Saturday at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations. Interment will be private and at the convenience of her family. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider and send memorial offerings to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204. Please click above to add to her online memorial. In following COVID-19 rules and regulations, social distancing and a face mask will be required at services. Physical contact is discouraged and occupancy guidelines will be in effect.