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Paul Engebretson

March 23, 1947 — May 25, 2008

Paul Engebretson, age 61, a resident of Moorhead, Minnesota, died on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at his home due to a lengthy illness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (emphysema).Paul Clifton Engebretson was born March 23, 1947 in Pelican Rapids, the son of Clifford and Margaret (Gilberts) Engebretson. Paul was baptized at Pelican Valley Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, both in Pelican Rapids. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1965. After graduating from high school, Paul attended Moorhead State University. Paul served in the United States Army from 1967 - 1969 serving in the Vietnam War. After his military duty, he returned to Moorhead State University earning his Bachelor's degree in Sociology.Paul worked at various jobs during his working career in the Fargo/Moorhead area. Due to health reasons Paul had to retire in 1998.Paul was a member of the MSU Vet's Club, American Legion #17 in Pelican Rapids, and the Fargo Moose Lodge.For many years he coached the 16 year-old Babe Ruth Baseball team in Moorhead taking a couple of teams to nationals. Paul also enjoyed numerous other sports and reading.Paul is survived by his mother, Margaret; two sisters: Avis (Dale) Cowden, Dilworth, and Janet (Harry) Anderson, Covina, CA; five brothers: Juel (Charlotte) Engebretson, Pittsburgh, PA, Elwood Engebretson, Austin, TX, Collin (Elizabeth) Engebretson, Glencoe, MN, Mark (Colleen) Engebretson, Breckenridge, MN, and Steven Engebretson, Pelican Rapids; fifteen nieces and nephews: Gregg Anderson, Pam Vadnais, Julie Pasquarella, Robert Cowden, Mary Bergene, Roni Cancino, Ramey Perez, Rodger Engebretson, Kelly Higgins, Carrie Hoffman, Roshel Fuller, Kristoffer Engebretson, Reiner Engebretson, Mikael Engebretson, and Kjerstin Engebretson; several aunts and uncles; two special neighbors: Christine Cockerill and Roger Nicklay, both of Moorhead, MN.Paul was preceded in death by his father and several aunts and uncles.Blessed Be The Memory of Paul Engebretson
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