Funeral services for Walter Engebretson will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck. A visitation will be on Thursday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Reverend Fran Hill will be officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Walter Erling Engebretson was born on October 28, 1923 in New Prairie Township to Edwin and Oline (Lena Ronnei) Engebretson. He grew up on the family farm in New Prairie Township and attended country school until 8th grade. Walter joined his father farming, milking cows, raising hogs, and working with neighbors. Walter was united in marriage to Alva Stadsvold on November 4, 1945 at the St. John's Lutheran Church parsonage; attaining a remarkable 72 years of marriage.
He passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at West Wind Villageat the age of 94.
Walter is survived by his wife, Alva; sons Ronald (Doris) Engebretson of Rochester and Todd (Pam) Engebretson of Starbuck; daughter-in-law, Louise Engebretson of Morris; seven grandchildren: Terry (Linda) of Cyrus, Troy (Stacy) of Morris, Aaron of Lake City, Brad (Sara) of Rochester, Heidi (Matt) Bredeson of Cape Coral, FL, Chelsea of St Cloud, Sydney of St Cloud; eighteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Weicher of Richfield. He was preceded in death by his son, Ellsworth; his parents; brother, Oliver (Nellie) and sister, Marie (Charlie) Anderson.
Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.