Christopher Wulf Lebrecht passed away peacefully in his home in Horseshoe Bend, ID, Nov. 19, 2015. He was 50 years old.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at The Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, ID, located at 228 E. Main Street. The family invites everyone to join them for a luncheon and memories following the service in Sweet, ID, at the Syringa Hall.
Chris was born in Blackfoot, ID, on Dec. 17, 1964. He was the fifth of six children born to Carol and Wulf Lebrecht, joining siblings Belinda, Brian, Andrea, Roswita and later his brother, Adrian. He was raised on the family farm in Sterling, ID. He enjoyed working and playing on the farm. He loved doing all things that were farm related. He had a natural love of the land and was great with the animals.
He attended grade school in the country schools of Springfield and Grandview. He attended high school in Aberdeen where he enjoyed wrestling. In high school Chris was best known for his great stories, big bear hugs and a very large sense of humor. He continued his education at the College of Southern Idaho.
Chris and Cheree (Ankrum) Lebrecht enjoyed 26 wonderful years together. They raised three wonderful boys, Avery, Andrew and Alex. Chris worked on the family farm for a number of years before moving on to an ag industry job for several years, traveling with Cheree to many states as a repair technician. When Cheree became pregnant with their first child they returned to the family farm where they added two more boys to their family. Then in 2002 they got an opportunity to start their own business in the gas and oil industry in Rock Springs, WY. Chris and Cheree ran C and C Transload, growing it into a very successful business that covered seven states. In 2013 they relocated back to their family farm in Horseshoe Bend.
He enjoyed ranching and farming with his family. He enjoyed spending time with his boys teaching them everything he could, especially welding. Chris loved supporting Cheree while attending her horse related activities. This adventure took them on many road trips across the country covering many states and along the way they made many lasting friendships. Chris’s biggest joy in life was his wife and sons. He loved spending time with his entire family and enjoyed the company of his many friends.
Chris was best known for his big generous heart and bear hugs. He often gave of his time and money to some of his favorite charities. In lieu for flowers a donation can be made in his name at the following charities: Wounded Warriors Project, Saint Jude and Southwest Wyoming BMX.
Chris is survived by his wife, Cheree; sons, Avery, Andrew and Alex; mother, Carol Lebrecht; father and step-mother Wulf and Karen Lebrecht; siblings Brian Lebrecht and Annette Johnson, Andrea and Don Betzold, Rose and Pete Ramsey, Adrian Lebrecht, and a half-brother Cole Hansen; also numerous cherished nieces and nephews. Chris is preceded in death by his oldest sister Belinda Betzold.
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