A celebration service for the lives of LeRoy and Virginia Engler will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. Visitation for the couple will take place on Friday, December 10, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 11, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the remembrance center. Interment will follow the service at the Marshall Cemetery with military honors provided for LeRoy by the U.S. American Legion Post 113 of Marshall. A livestream and recording of the service will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com.
LeRoy Francis Engler was born on April 20, 1945, in Slayton, to Edwin and Violet (Rummens) Engler. LeRoy grew up in Currie until he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from November 1965-October 1968. After his honorable discharge, LeRoy returned to Marshall, where he met his wife working for Swift Turkey Processing. On October 20, 1977, he was united in marriage to Virginia Quam. The couple made their home in Marshall and had three children together: Travis, Brian, and Cheri. While living in Marshall, LeRoy worked for Swift Turkey Processing, the Tracy Bakery, Pinkerton Agency at MCP, and most recently Norcraft Manufacturing in Cottonwood.
LeRoy enjoyed sports of all kinds, and one of his favorites was NASCAR, of which he has a large diecast collection. He also followed baseball and football, where he never gave up cheering for the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. There was never a question what LeRoy was doing on a Sunday. LeRoy enjoyed nature and being outside, but most of all he enjoyed being busy and working. LeRoy enjoyed feeding the birds and watching the squirrels, his favorite bird was the cardinal. LeRoy was
very talented; he was a jack of all trades who could fix just about anything.
LeRoy passed away at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD, on Saturday, November 27, 2021, just 17 days after his beloved wife Virginia. LeRoy reached the age of 76 years, 7 months, and 7 days. Blessed be his memory.
LeRoy is survived by his three children, Travis Engler of Marshall, Brian (Gloria) Engler of Minneota, and Cheri (Wayne) Seehusen of Marshall, step-daughter Jennifer Hubler of Marshall. Seven grandchildren Jett Engler and Juliana Engler of Marshall, Kaleb Engler of Marshall, Brian S. Engler and Jasmine Engler of Minneota, and Ethan Seehusen and Gavin Seehusen of Marshall, brothers and sisters, including Dorthy Wright, Marlie (Dixie) Engler, Jerry (Iva) Engler, Donna (Virgil) Brown, Judy (Ronnie) Pullman, Bill (Kathy) Engler, Rose (Rodger) Larson, Connie (David) Paul, Carol (Jerry) Logan, Butch (Connie) Engler, and Punk (Beets) Bedel.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his beloved wife Virginia Engler, parents Edwin and Violet Engler, and brother Eddie Engler.