Violet (Vi) Engbrecht


Friday, Nov. 20


Violet (Vi) Engbrecht, daughter of Dr. Edward D. Tieszen and Linda Thomas Tieszen was born in Marion, Turner County and spent her entire life in Marion.   

On March 28, 1948 she was baptized in the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and was a current member. She received her education at Marion Elementary and High School with additional credits from USD.

On Nov. 14, 1948 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Clarence Engbrecht. To this union there were five children: Carol, Diane, Curtis(Sharon), Dawn(Rich Becker) and Keith(Diane).

She worked for K&K and Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator while attending school. Vi was the business manager of the Marion School for 34 1/2 years and the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative for 35 years.  She impacted countless children’s lives. She was a member of the School Administrators of South Dakota, Area Business Officials United Together and Elks Lodge 994.

She enjoyed working with children and was a Girl Scout leader for several years taking the girls through Brownies to Senior Scouts.

Her passion in life was her family, helping others, knitting, baking and reading.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandchild and her sister.  She is survived by her very large family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family at PO Box 391, Marion, SD. 57043 or to any charity of your choice in memory of Vi.

Funeral arrangements provided by Hofmeister-Jones.

Comments are closed.

  • Monica Griebel

    January 21st, 2021

    53 Tuesday, Jan. 12 Sioux Falls Monica Griebel was born on Sept. 15, 1967. She was adopted on Sept. 25, […]

    Lyle Willard Moege

    January 14th, 2021

    62 Hurley Wednesday, Jan. 6 Lyle Willard Moege was born on July 20, 1958 at Parkston to Willard and Florence […]

    Nancy Ward

    January 7th, 2021

    68 Centerville Thursday, Dec. 17 Nancy was born in Peoria, Ill. on March 19, 1952 to H. Richard and Betty […]

    Ervin Schimkat

    January 7th, 2021

    99 Sunday, Dec. 20 Port St Lucie., Fla. He was born in Freeman on May 19, 1921. He was one […]

    Alice L. Brue

    January 7th, 2021

    96 Friday, Dec. 25 Madison Alice Lorraine Skalland was born on April 4, 1924 at Garretson to Isaac and Nana […]

  • Berneta Nogelmeier-Berens

    December 29th, 2020

    89 Friday, Dec. 25 Parker Berneta Faye Plucker was born on Jan. 15, 1931, near Chancellor, with her twin sister, […]

    Daniel J. Ketcham

    December 23rd, 2020

    59 Lennox Friday, Dec. 18 Daniel Joseph Ketcham was born on May 25, 1961 to Earl and Dorothy (Kueter) Ketcham […]

    Joyce Jensen

    December 23rd, 2020

    73 Viborg Friday, Dec. 18 Joyce Ann was born on Oct. 15, 1947 in McKennan Hospital at Sioux Falls to […]

    Kathleen Roth

    December 23rd, 2020

     88 Sioux Falls Friday, Dec. 18 Kathleen spent her childhood years in Belle Fourche and Igloo.  She raised her five […]

    Kilmer Christensen

    December 23rd, 2020

    85 Tuesday, Dec. 15 Viborg Chris Kilmer Christensen was born on Dec. 17, 1934 near Viborg to Chris and Sena […]

  • What’s Happening

    Parker librarian finds ways to engage community safely

    Julia Johnson | Staff Intern Walk into the Parker library any day of the week pre-pandemic and you may find […]

    Building eligibility granted in Bousfield addition

    Dawn Rye | Writer During last week’s planning and zoning meeting, a motion was made to quick claim deed property […]

    Parker places second in Mitchell