Joleen Engebretson


Joleen Ardis Engebretson of Estherville passed away on Feb. 22, 2023 at Avera Holy Family Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1952, to Warren B. “Shorty” Mortimore and Donna (Brix) Mortimore Joleen graduated from Estherville High School in 1971. She married Michael S. Roberts and moved to Cedar Rapids. Before moving back to Estherville, she married David Engebretson. She worked at Forest Ridge Youth Services for many years, making a positive influence on many lives before retiring. She is survived by her mother, Donna (Brix) Mortimore; sister Julie (Jim) Hansen; sister Lill Herum (Jeff Hughes); son, Todd (Jennifer) Roberts; daughter Tasha Roberts; and her three grandchildren, Frankie, Ella and Abi. A private service will be held at a later date.