Mark Allen Engstrand


Mark Allen Engstrand

August 8th 1951-----December 11th 2021

Born August 8th 1951 in St Louis Park Minnesota to Ralph and Lee Engstrand.

In 1958 the Engstrand family relocated to Gull Lake near Brainerd Minnesota.

Mark’s father, Ralph was in the boat and RV business so boating in the summer  and snowmobiling in the winter was the norm.

Mark became a top sailor at the Gull Lake Yacht Club winning many awards.  Likewise in snowmobiling, Mark became a top snowmobile racer winning many races, i ncluding a national championship in Boonville New York 1971.

Eventually Mark became more active in the family boat and RV business which was relocated to  Des Moines Iowa.  Mark oversaw three retail dealerships in Des Moines, Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska.

Around 2001, Mark decided to try his hand at Real Estate and moved back to Gull Lake.  Mark became an award winning realtor and was called “Mark The Marketeer”.  Due to several health issues he took an early retirement.

Mark definitely had nine lives but a heart condition took its toll.  On December 11th 2021, Mark passed peacefully in his sleep.

Mark was predeceased by his parents but is survived by his brother Michael, sister Charleen,  Nieces Monica, Megan, cousins Curtis, Patty and Kathy.

On August 6th-7th A private service will take place with a scattering of Mark’s ashes in Gull Lake, Lake Hubert,  Lake Minnetonka (Lord Fletchers’) and Pompano Beach Florida.

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