Bernard K. Engebretson
Bernard “Bernie” K. Engebretson, 85, Stevens Point, died Sunday,
Nov. 15, 2015, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21,
at the Plover – Shuda Funeral Home in Plover. Burial will be in the Plainfield
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday
until the services.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Engebretson was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Wausau, a son of
the late Bert and Edith (Perry) Engebretson.
He attended schools in Wausau.
He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.
He lived in Appleton, Wisconsin Rapids and Plover.
He retired from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in
1993, after working 22 years in the power plant.
He was married to Delores Rayski May 13, 1950. She died in
He married Betty (Getzloff) Sawyer Feb. 20, 1988, in Stevens
Point. She died Nov. 10, 2015, at Portage County Health Care Center.
He and his wife spent 27 years together camping, square
dancing, wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz., and spending time with family.
He was chosen for the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., because
of his service in the Marines during the Korean War.
Survivors include two brothers, Glen (Jeanette) Engebretson,
Rothschild, and Walter (Margo) Engebretson, Weston; five stepchildren, Deb
(John) Ammel, Almond, Ben (Sheri) Sawyer, Bancroft, Terry (Sheila) Sawyer,
Bancroft, Scott (Kathy) Sawyer, Bancroft, and Dawn (James) Robinson, town of
Rome in Wood County; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 13 great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Donald;
an infant sister, Eunice; and a brother, Lester from California.