Amy Jo Engelhardt, 64, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home, after a brief battle with brain cancer, February 4, 2021. Amy Jo was born March 24, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the late Arthur and Arlene (Szymkowiak) Powers.
She graduated from Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee and continued her education at Concordia University. Hailing from Wisconsin, she was naturally a Packers fan! She worked early on in the 70’s as the secretary to the legendary basketball coach, Al McGuire, and also at The Marcus Corporation. She has been employed as the guidance secretary at Perry Meridian Middle School for more than 20 years most recently. Amy Jo was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was a former parishioner at St. Barnabas. Her hard work ethic availed her the opportunity to effortlessly juggle her professional career and being an active wife, mom, and grandma. She enjoyed volunteering, working on fundraisers, crafting, and traveling with her sons. Amy Jo will be fondly remembered for her traditional values, always doing the “right” thing, her kindness and selflessness.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Thomas J. Engelhardt; sons, Matt, Danny (Michele), and Mike; sister, Janis Klos; three grandchildren, Annabelle, Charlotte, and Jonah.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 5 to 8 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in St. Jude Catholic Church. The Mass will be live streamed by visiting https://www.facebook.com/orileyfuneralhome/. Memorial contributions may be made to the East 10th United Methodist Children & Youth Center or to your favorite youth charitable organization. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.