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Obituaries from the week of May 17, 2000, Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Archie Engrebretson

Funeral services were held today, May 17, 2000 at 11 a.m. for Archie “Mike” Engebretson at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN. Rev. Joyce Piper officiated. Pallbearers were Dennis Disch, Joe Disch, Mark VandeVelde, Jim VandeVelde, Jason Dommeyer, Joe Suedbeck, Peter Martin and Gregg Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Jeans, Bob Schreurs, Gene Westera, Stan Dahlgren, Jean Bader, Burt Hustad, Richard Gaul, Doug Johnson, Jake Konkol, Norm Cote, Jim Heig and Lloyd Olson.

Mike Engebretson was born on August 11, 1921 at Slayton, MN to Archie and Violet Hillquist Engebretson. He grew up in Hadley, attended Hadley School and graduated from Slayton High School in 1939. He continued his education at Worthington Community College.

Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served during WWII in the European and Pacific Theaters. Following his discharge in February 1946, he returned to Hadley.

On April 19, 1950 he and Lollie Suedbeck were married at St. Ann's Church in Slayton. In December 1950, he began his career with the Murray County State Bank, holding several positions including President, until his retirement in 1978. He then worked for the FHA, Finley Engineering and was self employed as a personal representative.

Mike passed away on May 14, 2000 at the Murray County Memorial Hospital at the age of 78.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he had served as President of the congregation, on the Church Council and on the Finance Committee. Mike belonged to Murray Industries and the Industrial Development, serving as president from 1968 until 1975. He was instrumental in getting several new industries to located in the community. He served as a director for the Slayton Chamber of Commerce, Slayton Public Library Board and Slayton Country Club. The City of Slayton named Engebretson Street in honor of Mike for his community and civic service and involvement. He belonged to the Minnesota Bankers Association and the Murray County Bankers Association and Slayton Kiwanis. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with is family.

Survivors include his wife, Lollie Engebretson of Slayton; two children and their spouses; Brad and Jill Engebretson of Marshall, MN and Jan and Tom Nordin of Phoenix, AZ; and three grandchildren; Michael Engebretson, John and Eliana Nordin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Harold, and a sister, Ardis Martin.

Alice R. Lamp, 84

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 11, 2000 for Alice R. Lamp of Sioux Falls, SD. Alice died on Monday, May 8, in Sioux Falls.

Alice Rose Nissel, daughter of William and Rosiena (Monk) Nissel, was born October 25, 1915 on a farm in Johnsonville Township, Redwood County. She received her formal education in District #113 at Lucan, MN.

Alice was united in marriage with Arthur Lamp on October 29, 1935 in Vesta, MN. The couple farmed several farms in Minnesota until retiring from a farm near Cottonwood, MN in 1975. They then moved to Sioux Falls.

She was a member of East Side Lutheran Church. Alice was a former member of Johnsonville Lutheran Church in Lucan and the Moose Lodge in Sioux Falls. She was an active gardener, raising many vegetables and flowers. Alice also loved baking, crocheting, stamp collecting, and writing letters.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Fuyok, Sioux Falls, SD, Judy Ewoldt and her husband, Richard, Sioux Falls, SD, Jeanette Loevinger and her husband, Richard, Sioux Falls, SD; four grandchildren, Valerie Overgard and her husband, Brad, Sioux Falls, SD, Tammy Nytroe and her husband, Todd, Sioux Falls, SD, Jenny Bouza and her husband, Don, Sioux Falls, SD, Chad Loevinger, Sioux Falls, SD; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Overgard, both of Sioux Falls, SD, Jimmy, Jackie and Cody Nytroe, all of Sioux Falls, SD; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur on May 22, 1981; a son in infancy, James Allen; her parents; three brothers, Willie, Walter, Harold; two sisters, Dora Leschinger and Edna Hind.

Interment was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD with George Boom Funeral Home handling arrangements.

Everett Schnieder, 63

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 13, 2000 for Everett J. Schnieder, 63, of Tracy, MN. Services were held at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Walnut Grove, MN with Fr. Brian Oestreich officating.

Casket bearers were Patrick Schnieder, Zachary Kirchner, Carl Schnieder, Gary Bitker, Steven Bitker and Melissa Miller.

Everett Joseph Schnieder was born June 23, 1936 to Francis and Augusta (Fehring) Schnieder at Arco, Minnesota. As a youngster he grew up in the Arco-Cottonwood area and in 1942 the family moved to Walnut Grove, MN and Everett attended the Walnut Grove public schools and graduated from the Walnut Grove High School in 1954. After graduation he joined the Naval Air Reserve and served for eight years.

Everett worked in construction and other various jobs until taking a position working for Rolf Nackerud distributing Oak Grove products.

Everett was married to Julie Schwiegert on June 24, 1972 at St. Paul's Church in Walnut Grove. They made their home in Tracy and Everett began working for the McCleary Auto Parts Company in Tracy. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and in 1984 became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center.

Everett was an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Paul's parish.

He enjoyed hunting and car mechanics during his younger years and at the nursing home he enjoyed tending to the flowers outdoors and visiting with family and friends.

Everett died on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at the Tracy Hospital, at the age of 63 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Rawle of Kentucky and Vanessa Schnieder of Marshall; one son, Kip of Kentucky; four grandchildren, Ashley Marie, Street Adam, Brody Eric and Kali Rae; four brothers and their wives, Dennis and Margo of Prior Lake, Norman and Gail of Tracy, Michael of Richfield and John and Georgia of Eden Prairie; two sisters and their husbands, Jeanette and Merlyn Bitker of Milroy and Mary and Russ Miller of Brooklyn Center; his former wife, Julie Schnieder of Windom and many nieces, nephews and friends.

His parents, grandparents, one brother, Donald, two sisters, Alvera and Wanda Mae and one nephew, James Bitker preceded him in death.

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Walnut Grove, MN with Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handling arrangements.