By HDN Staff
Laura Brady Engebretson, 71, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at a Havre care facility of natural causes.
Funeral service will be 1 a.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Rodney Mruk officiating. Burial is to follow at the Highland Cemetery.
Engebretson was born April 20, 1929 to Joseph and Mary (Britton) Brady in Havre. She spent her early years in the Cottonwood area north of Havre. Her family farmed along the Milk River near Lohman.
She married Kenneth Engebretson in Havre Nov. 10, 1946. Their first home was in Gildford. They moved to the family farm south of Gildford in 1955. They moved into Havre in 1988.
Engebretson was past president of the Extension Homemakers Club, member of the Montana State Seatbelt Coalition, past two-time local president of Eagles Auxiliary, past two-time local president of the VFW Auxiliary. She was active in the Lutheran Church and dedicated community volunteer.
Engebretson enjoyed crafts such as knitting, crocheting, needlework and quilting. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Engebretson; two brothers; two sisters; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; her friend, Betty Jean Coffee.
Survivors include her brothers, Ted and Bill Brady, both of Havre; sons, Donald Engebretson of Burlington, Iowa, and Clifford, Gary and Craig Engebretson, all of Havre; daughter, Helen Gamman of Arlington, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association, National Center, P.O. Box 25757, Alexandria, VA 22314, or to a donor's choice.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.