Scott John Enge
In the early hours of Saturday, October 14, 2017, Scott John Enge, while holding the hand of the love of his life, BK Power, slipped softly into the stars that he and BK had often marveled at and watched through the telescope he had given her for Christmas one year. He fought a courageous battle against Adenocarcinoma Cancer that had reared its ugly head in the middle of Hurricane Harvey, only 47 days earlier at UTMB, Galveston, Texas.
He is survived by BK Power; his mother and father, John & Stella Enge of Florissant, MO; one sister, Susan Enge of Las Vegas, NV; two sons, Dana Scott Enge of Minneapolis, MN and Brandon James Enge and wife Maria of Princeton, MN; his step-daughter, Karley Power of Galveston, TX; his grandson, Joseph Enge of Princeton, MN; his two adopted rescue dogs, Ernie and Wednesday, and scores of friends.
Scott was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 10, 1957. After moving to St. Louis, MO with his parents, he attended public schools and graduated from Riverview Gardens High School. Always good at resolving mechanical and technical problems, he attended Bailey Technical School for Auto and Diesel Mechanics. He began his career by working for Soo Line Railroad. Later, when Soo Line was bought out by Canadian Pacific Railroad, he became a member of the Boilermakers Union and ultimately served as an International Rep for the union. He later explored other employment opportunities and always seemed to gravitate to jobs that helped others, including FEMA and UPS Freight before ending his career as a Recall Coordinator for American Honda.
He loved his family passionately and found amazing peace with the words “I love you, Dad” and the hugs of his only grandson, just hours before he passed. He was an Apple believer “to the core” and was constantly learning new things on his computer and i-devices and trying to teach them to BK and Karley. He enjoyed flying kites, particularly his huge Power Pro Kite that, with a good wind could lift him off the ground. An excellent cook, he planned new menus to try during his Sunday phone calls to his parents and sister. He proudly supported BK in everything she did, including getting her pilot’s license, encouraging her to experience her obsession with Space with a trip on the “Vomit Comet” and was particularly proud of her new affiliation with the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Airport, Houston.
Always one to help others, Scott has left his body to UTHealth Science, in hopes that, someday, no one else will ever have to experience the awful disease of cancer.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to honor Scott’s memory by making a donation to the Capital Campaign Fund at the Lone Star Flight Museum and their STEM programs for children. We are setting our goals high but ANY contribution will help us fulfill Scott’s wish to give back to his community and once again support BK in her passion for LSFM. You may donate to the memorial via Facebook by searching “Fundraiser BK Power” or you may email scott.enge.lsfm.memorial@gmail
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