June 17, 1925-May 10, 2008
GARY, S.D. — Services for Thorval “Rocky” T. Engesser, 72, of Gary, S.D., will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake, S.D. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gary with a prayer service at 7. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at St. Mary’s. Burial with military honors is at Grandview Cemetery in Gary.
He died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
He was born June 17, 1925, to Thomas and Olive Engesser on the family farm near Balaton.
Survivors include his wife Carol; children Darwyn Engesser, ArLoa Meyen and Jeff Engesser of Gary, Roxy Radicia of Omaha, Neb., and Naomi McLaughlin of Tea, S.D.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters Pat DeVos of Marshall, Jenice Molitor of Alexandria, Minn., and Jaqueline Marguardt of Mesa, Ariz.
Arrangements are being made by Houseman Family Funeral Home of Clear Lake.