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Carlyle Engebretson

July 25, 1931 — November 17, 2018

Albert Lea, MN

Funeral services for Carlyle will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 301 W Clark St, Albert Lea. Pastor Sean Forde will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Thompson, IA.

Carlyle W. Engebretson, age 87, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. He was born on July 25, 1931 to parents Carl and Emma (Dahle) Engebretson near Thompson, IA.

Carlyle grew up on their farm near Thompson and attended country school. He resided in Kiester, MN and Eagan, MN. He married Janet (Hillman) on October 5, 1991 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thompson, IA. He was an over-the-road car transport driver until retirement.

Carlyle lived on his acreage near Kiester and enjoyed collecting old cars. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening and spending time in his shop puttering. He was a man of few words, but he was very intelligent and had a kind heart. He loved spending time with his family and being a grandpa. Carlyle will be dearly missed.

Suvivors include his wife, Janet; step-children, Julie (Robert) Aamodt of Lake Mills, IA, Tracy Thompson of Kiester, MN, Amy (Chris) Rosenthal of Buffalo Lake, MN; grandchildren, Aaron (Becky) Aamodt, Cory (Renee) Aamodt, Scott Aamodt, Tess Haukoos, Isaac Haukoos, Lilah Rosenthal; great grandchildren, Hannah Aamodt, Abby Aamodt, Kylie Hanson, Bentley Steinhauer, Liam Steinhauer; and many beloved nieces and nephews, Darlene (Dick) Jordahl, Lorraine (Bill) Goette, Mavis (Eldar) Westergaard, Glorian (Jerry) Hamson, Clifford Engebretson, Connie (Jan) Engebretson, Larry (Nancy) Nelson, Alan Nelson, Wayne (Linda) Nelson, Sandi (Frank) Augenstein, Rick Engebretson, Scott (Julie) Engebretson, and Lori (Dean) Wurgler.

Carlyle was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Emma, and his siblings, Maureen Engebretson, Chris Engebretson, Morris Engebretson, Harry Engebretson, Willy Engebretson, Carmen Engebretson, Gladys Nelson, Sam Engebretson, and Laurence Engebretson; nephew Lloyd; niece, Diane.

Memorials preferred to Albert Lea Hospice, Good Samaritan Society, Peace and Power, or donor’s choice.

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