Margartet Nachtigall to be honored at 2015 Stock Show Pioneer Awards Cowboy Breakfast
December 30, 2014
Margaret Coates was born in Fall River County, South Dakota. She is the daughter of George Leslie and Edna Andersen Coates.
She spent mots of her life in South Dakota, aside from a few years in her early marriage to Stanley Englebert. The young family spent some time in Nebraska and Colorado but soon returned home to Hot Springs.
Maragaret is the mother of three wonderful children, Rosie Elmore, Cissie Englebert and Everett Eglebert and the grandmother of eight. Sadly Rosie passed away June 2014.
Margaret was a 4-H member for all the years she could be, then helped younger 4-H members.
She competed in High School rodeos and went to national competition in breakaway roping as a high school senior.
The genuine cattle woman operated an Artificial Insemination business for 30 years.
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She served as the Executive Director for the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association for four years and as a director on the board for many years before that.
She is a member of Elm Springs Church and serves on a number of committees and within organizations, including Dakota Rural Action, Western Junior Livestock Show and the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation.
Although still active in Wasta and Owanka community groups and cattle industry organizations, Margaret has now retired from her business and from the cattle business but she will never completely retire.
–BHSS Pioneer Breafast