Virgil Paul Engbrecht was born April 22, 1935 at Dolton, SD to John and Annie (Willems) Engbrecht. He graduated from Marion High School. On January 2, 1955 he married Mary Miller. He was employed at the Jack and Jill Grocery Store in Marion for several years and then Sunshine Food Stores in Sioux Falls and Mitchell for forty seven years. After retirement he was employed by First National Bank in Mitchell for several years. Virgil was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he served as trustee as well as other offices of the church. He was involved with church dart and bowling leagues and had served on the Salvation Army Board. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, hunter and enjoyed doing his yard work and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, five children: Dennis (Pamela) Engbrecht, Fairfield, IA; LuAnn Neugebauer and fiancé Randy Thompson, Brandon; Tamara (Steve) Brinkman, Mitchell; Doug (Kathy) Engbrecht, Madison; and Kim (Mike) Ostbye, Mitchell; eleven grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and two brothers: Clarence (Vi) Engbrecht, Marion and Alvin (Darlene) Engbrecht, Vermillion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: John and Arthur and a sister, Ardis.