Engebretson, Andrew Paul 44, of Orono, MN, died unexpectedly August 19, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained from a tragic fall in Winter Park, Colorado. Born October 27, 1968 in Edina, MN, the middle son of Peder & Linda (Skrede) Engebretson, he attended the Wayzata Schools and graduated from Wayzata High School in 1987. Andy attended Arizona State University and later University of Colorado - Boulder, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991. He was a member of the business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma, and an active member of social fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa. After graduating, he began his professional life at A.G. Edwards as a institutional bond broker and certified financial analyst (CFA), later working for Wachovia Securities, Wells Fargo Advisors and Wedbush Financial. He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman, and a proud card-carrying member of the NRA. He was an incredibly generous & loving husband, father, son and beloved uncle. Andy was a gifted natural athlete and spent a great deal of time teaching his children his love of track and field, skating, soccer and snowboarding. He was also an avid reader, loved current events, and had a deep amount of gratitude towards the U.S. Military. He also loved traveling and spending time in the Rocky Mountain states. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, remarkable loyalty, deep appreciation of ethics, easy-going manner, quick wit and love of conservative politics interspersed with pop culture. Andy is survived by his wife, Sally, and children, Libby & John. He also leaves his parents, Peder & Linda (Skrede), of Bonita, Florida; brother, Peder "Hans" (Jackie) and niece, Kayla of Denver, CO, and Erik (Tara) and nieces, Evelyn & Tatum of Wayzata, MN. Funeral arrangements are being handled by David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 28 from 5:00- 7:00 pm at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E Wayzata Blvd and the funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 29 at 11:00 am at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E Wayzata Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the wounded warrior project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 www.davidleefuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.