Sandra was born in Washington, Missouri on November 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Ellis & Wilhelmina (Meyer) Rodgers.
She was the widow of John W. Engelbrecht. They were united in marriage on August 22, 1959, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven. John preceded her in death on February 7, 2011.
Sandra was a very active member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ. She was the church organist, the music director for 45 years and a member of the quilters group. She loved to quilt, cook, and spend time with her grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by a daughter, Laurie Steinbeck & husband Rick, of Hermann; by a son, Dave Engelbrecht & wife Jodi, of New Haven, by her siblings, Key Egley, of Phoenix, Arizona; Elaine Pehle, of New Haven; and Roni Rodgers, of Union, and by four grandchildren, Eli Steinbeck & wife Erika, of Edmond, Oklahoma; Hannah Steinbeck & fiance Rettaliata, of Charleston, South Carolina; and Emma & Jacob Engelbrecht, of New Haven. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a grandson Justin Steinbeck.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 30th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, with Rev. David Poe officiating.
Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorials may be given to New Haven Hospice or New Haven Music Boosters. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.