(Steelville) Crawford County is mourning the loss of a former long-time sheriff.

Al Englebrecht of Steelville died Wednesday at the age of 79.

Englebrecht served as Crawford County sheriff for 16 years from 1985 through 1988 and from 1993 through 2004.

He is survived by his wife Alice along with a son and a daughter.

There will be a private funeral service Wednesday.

Visitation for Al Englebrecht will be Tuesday evening from 4 until 7 at the Britton/Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Burial will be private at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Cuba.