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Martin Engebretson, age 69, of Revillo, SD, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral services for Martin “Marty” Engebretson will be Monday, September 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grant Deuel School Gym. Pastor Nathan Neugebauer will officiate. Visitation will take place Sunday, September 23, from 5-7 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank, and continue Monday, one hour prior to the service at the school. Burial will be at a later date at the Milbank City Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be: Bob Streich, Charlie Meyer, Doug Meyer, Larry Erp, Doug Wollschlager, Francis Brandenburger, and Dean Wildung. Honorary bearers will be: Marty’s grandchildren: Jaecy, Lydia, Brendan, Averie, Maxwell, Lance, and Coen; Ryan Wollschlager; and Kevin “Butch” Tol.
Military honors will be by the Marietta American Legion, Post #156, and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #1054.
Martin Rector Engebretson was born to Rector and Bernice (Hennings) Engebretson on May 16, 1949. He resided in Revillo, SD, area his entire life. He attended and graduated from the Revillo High School. After his graduation, he served in the United States Army from 1969 for two years and was discharged with honors. He worked in the area and met the love of his life, who he called “Honey Bun”, Mary Nelson. They were married on October 27, 1973, at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison, MN. From this union they had two sons: Travis (Amie) Engebretson and Jared (Amanda) Engebretson.
Marty worked for the Revillo Farmers’ Elevator for 46 years. He loved all sports and hunting. He attended as many of his boy’s and grandchildren’s sporting events that he could. He would attend Grant Deuel Wildcat and Brookings Bobcat games. Marty loved his family and they came first. He loved getting together and spending time with his family. Cooking for the family and get togethers was enjoyable to Marty. He was also an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Keeping busy was part of who Marty was. He enjoyed being involved with the Revillo Legion, Marietta Legion, Revillo Town Board, Fire Department, Town & Country Club, organizing the Wildcat Classic Youth Basketball Tournament, and coached many youth events with Myron Roggenbuck. Marty was passionate about serving Veterans and voluntarily marked the Veteran’s graves every Memorial Day.
Cherishing Marty’s memory are his wife of 44 years, Mary Engebretson; sons: Travis (Amie) Engebretson and Jared (Amanda)Engebretson; sisters: Gloria Stohr, Betty Jo (Gary) Redepenning, Lorraine (Dennis) Collins and Renee (Bob) Streich; sister-in-law, Diane Engebretson; brother, Roger Engebretson; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents: Rector and Bernice; sisters: Glenice Cram, Juella Bendel, Karen Engebretson, and Arlys Thompson; and brothers: Brad Engebretson and Bruce Engebretson.