Donna M. Engbrecht, 76, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Tieszen Memorial Nursing Home, Marion. Funeral services will be at 1:30pm Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the First Church of God, Marion with burial in the West Vermillion Cemetery, Marion. Visitation will begin at 4:00pm Saturday at the Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Chapel, Marion with family present from 6-8:00pm Saturday evening. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials in memory of Donna.
Donna Mae Studelska was born on July 28, 1935 at Wells, MN to Gregory and Ellen (Roberts) Studelska. When she was a teenager her family moved to Marion where she graduated from Marion High School in 1955. On October 10, 1955 she was united in marriage to Arthur Engbrecht at Marion. To this union they were blessed with three daughters, Debra Anna, Loretta Ellen, and Mary Elizabeth. She had attended beauty school in Sioux Falls and opened Donna’s Beauty Salon in September of 1959 where she worked out of her home as a hairstylist until the age of 63. Donna enjoyed her relationships with her customers that soon became lifelong friends.
Most of Donna’s life was spent loving and caring for her family, children, grandchildren, and a great grandchild. She longed for the summer months when her grandchildren came to stay, summer fun, softball, baseball, fishing, swimming, and picnics. She was a member of the First Church of God where she held office in Ladies Mission Circle and taught Vacation Bible School.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Arthur; two daughters, Debra Hepner, Sioux Falls and Loretta (Don) Lueders, Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, David, Anna, Ethan, Logan, and Landon; and a great grandchild, Jazaleyn; a brother Tom (Vicki) Studelska, Wagner, SD; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert and Gregory, and daughter Mary Elizabeth.