Christopher 0. Engebretson, 93, Kiester

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 13, 2004

Christopher 0. Engebretson, age 93, of Kiester, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at the Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Bruss-Heitner Funeral Chapel in Wells. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Visitation will be held at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and

one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be in South Blue Earth Lutheran Cemetery in Seely Township, Faribault County.

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Christopher was born Nov. 18, 1910, in Logan Township, Winnebago County, Iowa, the son of Carl and Emma (Dahl) Engebretson. He grew up on the family homestead and worked as a hired man for many years. On March 14, 1937, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Johnson at the parsonage in Bricelyn. Christopher worked at the elevator in Scarville, Iowa, and farmed in the Conger, Emmons, Kiester and Vinje areas. He also did custom corn shelling in those areas. He has lived at Good Samaritan Center in rural Albert Lea for the past five years. He enjoyed going to auction sales and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Engebretson of Albert Lea; eight children: Darlene (husband Richard) Jordahl of Albert Lea, Lorraine (husband William) Goette of Albert Lea, Mavis (husband Eldar) Westergaard of Oakland, Glorian (husband Gerald) Hamson of Bricelyn, Clifford Engebretson of Albert Lea, Diane Schisel of Glenville, Lloyd (wife Linda) Engebretson of Bricelyn, and Connie (wife Janice) Engebretson of Kiester; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; five brothers: Harry Engebretson of Kiester, Willie Engebretson of Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea, Laurence Engebretson of Eagan, Minn., Selmer (wife June) Engebretson of Waterford, Mich., and Carlyle (wife Janet) Engebretson of Kiester; two sisters: Carmen Engebretson of Santa Monica, Calif., and Gladys Nelson of Hartland; one brother-in-law, Malvin O’Keefe of Winnebago; one sister-in-law, Vivian Bosma of Albert Lea; and numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Maurine Engebretson and one in Infancy; two brothers: Morris Engebretson and Conrad Engebretson in infancy; and two great-grandchildren in infancy.