Mary Elaine Engbrecht


April 23, 1936 - December 20, 2019


Mary Elaine Engbrecht, 83, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, December 20, 2019, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, December 23, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at West Vermillion Cemetery in rural Marion, SD. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Sunday, December 22, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Mary Elaine Engbrecht was born on April 23, 1936, to Hans and Rachel (Satter) Miller in Parker, SD. She grew up in Marion and graduated from Marion High School. On January 2, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Virgil Engbrecht. After living in Marion for a short time, the couple moved to Sioux Falls from 1956 until 1968, when they moved to Mitchell.

Mary enjoyed golfing, bowling, and gardening. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She made many enjoyable trips with family and friends.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a member of their Altar Guild.

Mary is survived by her five children, Dennis (Pamela) Engbrecht, Fairfield, IA, LuAnn Neugebauer (fiancé, Randy Thompson), Brandon, Tamara (Steve) Brinkman, Mitchell, Doug (Kathy) Engbrecht, Madison, and Kim (Mike) Ostbye, Mitchell; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; siblings, Muriel (Vern) Stoecker, Aberdeen, sisters-in-law, Vi Engbrecht, Marion, and Darlene Engbrecht, Brandon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Engbrecht, on October 24, 2014; her parents; two sisters, Ruth Evans and Ann Deckert.


Sunday, December 22, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Monday, December 23, 2019
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 E 3rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


West Vermillion Cemetery
27030 444th Avenue
Marion, South Dakota

Posted by Carrie Engles on December 25, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Posted by Brian and Lorrie Berg on December 23, 2019
Our thoughts,prayers and love during this time
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on December 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss ! Thoughts and prayers to all of you in this hard time .
Posted by Jennifer Cooper on December 22, 2019
Prayers of peace to you and your family Kim.
Posted by Diane Engbrecht on December 22, 2019
Posted by Lori layman on December 21, 2019
So sorry to see Mary go she was so sweet my prayers are with her family
Posted by Lori layman on December 21, 2019
So sorry to see Mary go she was so sweet my prayers are with her family
Posted by Lavonne Engbrecht on December 21, 2019
My sincere sympathy for Family and Friends of Mary. She was such a fun bubbly person! I always enjoyed the times we spent together. Virg and Mary, a wonderful couple to know! Prayers for you in your sorrow.
Posted by Marge Wagner on December 21, 2019
Sorry for your loss you have my sympathy and prayers
Posted by Carol Weisz on December 21, 2019
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great neighbor.
Posted by Kathy Wire on December 20, 2019
I loved visiting with Mary when she was at Edgewood. She always had that bright smile, and a grateful heart.
Posted by Sina Glover on December 20, 2019
Bless her heart! Mary was such a feisty sweetheart. Although she will be missed, so thankful she is no longer suffering and that she is back with her true love. Thoughts and prayers for her family. May all the funny stories she provided quickly replace the sorrow in your hearts.
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