Obituary: George Louis Egbert
George Louis Egbert, 95, a resident of Minden for 25 years, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2012, in Carson City, surrounded by family members.
He was born April 9, 1917, in Evansville, Ind., to George Herman and Louise Theresa (Schutter) Egbert. He graduated from Evansville’s Central High School in 1935 and from the Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis in 1940. His first job as a lab and X-ray technician was at St. John’s Hospital in Red Wing, Minn., where he met Mary Helen Schwartau, a registered nurse. They married Sept. 12, 1941. They moved to Ely, Nev., in 1948, where George worked at Steptoe Valley Hospital, eventually becoming hospital administrator. He was a charter member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and also president of the White Pine County School District Board of Trustees for many years. The family moved to Taft, Calif., in 1965, and then to Northern California in 1970, where Mary died in 1981. George moved to Minden in 1987.
George Egbert was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville, where he sang in the choir for many years. He was known locally for his oil paintings, which were displayed in the Legislature, businesses and many art shows. He also volunteered for many years as a driver for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; brother, Arthur Egbert; and sister, Gertrude Harders.
He is survived by four children: Carol Kalleres of Carson City; George D. Egbert of Westminster, Calif.; Barbara Egbert of Sunol, Calif.; and Elizabeth Lipton of Aptos, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville on Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held in Minnesota. Donations may be made to Saint Mary’s Hospice of Northern Nevada. Walton’s-Carson City is in charge of arrangements.