Armour - Ralph Engelland, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Corsica. Funeral service will be Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:30 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church near Armour with burial following in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 5 - 7 PM at St. Peter Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Armour.
Ralph Engelland was born to John and Ann (Ligtenberg) Engelland on June 23, 1930. He grew up on the Engelland Farm one and one half miles east of Corsica Lake. He was confirmed in faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church near Armour. After attending high school in Armour he joined the U.S. Navy and returned home to take up farming on the Engelland Farm. He married Emma Bamberg on May 4, 1957 at St. Peter Lutheran Church near Armour. They welcomed 3 children, Pam, Tim and John. In 1998 they retired and moved to Armour and spent winters in Arizona. Ralph and Emma were married for 54 years until Emma's death on February 20, 2011. Ralph loved deer hunting, fishing and restoring antique tractors. Harvest was his favorite time on the farm. He played with his sons and grandsons in the Ft. Randall Pool League for many years. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society at the age of 91.
He is survived by his 3 children, Pam Engelland of Mitchell, SD, Tim (Lee) Engelland of Mitchell, SD, and John (Renee) Engelland of Armour, SD, 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brother, Raymond Engelland of Willmar, MN, and sister, Margaret Abbas of Worthing, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Emma, and brother, Warren.