Allen L. Engebretson

Born: Sat., May 24, 1947
Died: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Reeve Evangelical Free Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Reeve Evangelical Free Church

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Allen L. Engebretson age 70 of Rapid City, SD, died peacefully in his sleep, Saturday October 21, 2017, at his childhood home farm in Reeve, WI.  

Allen LaVern Engebretson was born on May 24, 1947 in Menomonie, WI the son of Lavern & Arlyss (Stansbury) Engebretson. WI.    He attended Reeve elementary and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1965 where he excelled in football and wrestling.  In 1967, Allen joined the US Army and was stationed in Fort Benning, GA and Granite City, IL.  Also in 1967, Allen married the love of his life, Donna (Moline) Engebretson and to this marriage were born three children, Marcus Allen, Alonna Amber and Maria Starr Dakota.   Allen became a certified Ferrier and worked his trade in WI, MN & SD.  They moved several times throughout their marriage for Donna’s job.  Allen loved motorcycling, fishing & hunting and working outside on his farm where he has raised beef cattle and he was very proud of his herd.  You always knew when Allen was around with his distinctive-loud laugh and large smile.  He loved children and they were naturally drawn to him and recognized his fun, child-like spirit that was up for any adventure they wanted to go on.  The kids large & small loved  visiting “Uncle Allen” on the farm where he would let them feed his prized beef cattle.  Al was friends to all, he loved people.   He loved to cook his famous breakfasts and was the ultimate host, always catering to others.  His constant companions were Trixie (2.5 lb Chihuahua) and Spanky (70 lb. Pitbull), and Trixie was the boss overall.   He had one grandchild, Kalliana who brought him so much joy; she was truly the apple of his eye.  Life will never be the same for his family and friends with “Big Daddy” gone; there is a big piece of the world missing.  Allen has kept & maintained friendships from his late teens on and treasured each and every one as if it were a precious jewel.   He had a long held tradition of deer camp at the farm with a group of his closest friends, though not as rowdy as in the early years.  They greatly enjoyed the time spent together.  There is a large hole left in the lives of all who knew Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lavern & Arlyss Engebretson

Survived By
Donna Engebretson  -  Rapid City, SD

Marcus Engebretson - Rapid City, SD,  Alonna Engebretson - Rapid City, SD
& Maria  Engebretson  -  Boston, MA

Kalliana Engebretson  -  Rapid City, SD

Brothers & Sisters
Michael (Valerie) Engebretson  -  Clayton, WI,  Cynthia (Walter) Mayton  -  Amery, WI,
Marsha (Michael) Swant  -  Rice Lake, WI,    Curtis Engebretson  -  Stillwater, MN,
Randy (Julie) Engebretson  -  River Falls, WI,    Thomas Engebretson  -  Clear Lake, WI

Nieces and Nephews
Kyle Engebretson,  Keri Ann Engebretson,  Wade (Kylee) Engebretson ,
Jennie (Troy) Rundquist,  Michelle (Michael) Espeseth,  Thomas (Jenna)  Anderson,
Aaron Anderson,  Gregory (Jade) Swant, Breanne (Brennan) Kuhrt,  Ava Engebretson,  
Lauren Cassellius, Conner Engebretson,  Julia Engebretson

Many Relatives & Friends

Funeral Service  at the Reeve Evangelical Church on Clear Lake, WI,  Monday,  October 30, 2017,  at 11 a.m.
Visitation on Sunday, October 29 at the Reeve Church from 4-7 pm and one hour before the service on Monday.

Clergy  -  Rev. Todd Groat      Music   -  Margaret Peterson  & Gary Hoisington

Casketbearers  -   Ray Anton,  Lynn DeLaitsch,  Kurt Eggert,  Mike Engebretson, Joel Gustafson,
Greg Schock,   Mike Swant,  Jim Zahnow

Interment   -  Reeve  Cemetery, Vance Creek Township, WI

Scheuermann  Funeral Home & Cremation Services   -       Clear Lake, WI

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Rob Hunt
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
So many good memories from deer hunting on the fam to vacations in Colorado and Arizona He was a great man and will be truly missed

Audra Brewer
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Jim And Audra Brewer.

Our Deepest sympathies. Our memories will keep him alive in our hearts forever! Thank You for being a great friend, mentor, and for always making us a part of your Family! Love, Jim And Audra Brewer

Denise P. Murray
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Murphy's .

We're sorry we can't be there for Al's memorial. We were glad he made it out to see us in Tucson this past spring. We will miss him and think of him often. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Murph, Denise, Patrick, & Megan.

Randall Gasper
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
My sincere condolences to all of Allen's family, and prayers that all will be comforted in this very difficult time. Allen will always be fondly remembered.

Pete Byam
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Dear Friends,
It was with great sorrow that I read of the passing of my good friend, Al. I became acquainted with Al about a dozen years ago when I started entertaining at the Gaslight in Rockerville, SD. He was always a happy go lucky kind a guy that was always a pleasure to see. You have my most sincere sympathy on his passing.

Greg Brewer
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
This is a sad day for me. I just read in the paper that I have lost a friend. I enjoyed Al's company. He was always an open and inviting and respectful and fun person. He took care of my horses feet. I enjoyed riding motorcycles with him. I'm so sorry, Donna, for your loss.

Linda Erickson
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Allen was a good friend in high school and will always be remembered fondly. May God bless your family with peace.

Cindy [Hilton] Paulson
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
So sorry to hear about Allen, we were in the same class and he was someone with a great sense of humor and fun. Hold the happy memories close to you as time goes on. Each day things get a little better, take them one at a time.

Rich and Lee Ann Jensen
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
We were saddened to hear about the passing of Al. He was a good friend and our farrier in the Black Hills until he moved back to Wisconsin. A special memory was when we went Mountain Lion Hunting near Tucson, AZ. We had a terrific time. He was a great guy and our sympathy to all of his family.

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