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Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, Mq
Saturday, February 2, 2013
6:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, February 2, 2013
4 – 7 PM

Dean David Enge, age 59, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at his residence after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 15, 1953 the son of David & Maryann Babcock Enge.

On January 20, 1978, Dean D. Enge and Michelle R. Alberg were joined in holy marriage. They just recently celebrated 35 years together. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Dean was a Senior Correctional Officer and served twenty six years at The Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility.

He was with the Annandale Fire Department and Ambulance Service as an EMT for 7 ½ years.

Dean was also involved in AFSCME Union Local #1719 and served for many years in the capacity of President, Secretary, and various other positions.

He lived the majority of his life as a public servant serving with honor and following God’s will.

Survived by his loving wife: Michelle Enge; a daughter: Melanie Enge; grandson: Jacob Rains; mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: David & Maryann Enge, son: Michael Enge and by a brother-in-law.

Funeral services for Dean David Enge will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Phillip Jackson will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 2nd from 4-7 P.M. Pastor Phillip Jackson will officiate.

Honorary Casket Bearers are all The Employees of The Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility.

Arrangements for Dean Enge are by The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to

25 Guestbook Entries

  1. Patty Finnemore

    So sorry for your loss. Dean was a great man, loving husband and father. May your loving memories keep you until through God you meet again. I’m sorry I will be out of town on Saturday, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you Michelle.

  2. Steve Rydberg

    I will miss you, Dean.

  3. Samantha Lindeblom

    Good bye uncle Dean. I’m sorry that I didn’t get down to visit and spend more time with any of the family. You will be deeply missed. Say hi to Michael and uncle John for me.
    Love, Sam

  4. Lois Kicker Lahr

    Michelle, Melanie and Jacob;
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort and may your faith sustain you in this time of loss.

  5. John & Roberta Monk

    As Dean continues on his journey, we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  6. Jan Gunnerson

    I know we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses…and now Dean is among them and I offer my goodbyes to a good man and prayers for a family who loved him. In the Name of Yeshua, ha Mashiach…Jesus, the Messiah-Love and hugs sent-Jan

  7. Bill Peters

    Dean was an honorable man. In my capacity as Labor Relations Director at Hennepin County, I had the priviledge of working with Dean in labor contract negotiations. Dean was a strong advocate for his members but always fair-minded. We’ll miss him at Hennepin.

  8. Patrick Guernsey

    I extend condolences from the 340 members of AFSCME Local 552, Hennepin County Probation and Parole Officers. Dean was not only a union leader for the Adult Corrections Facility, but he extended his leadership for all Hennepin County Employees. He will be missed.

  9. Terry Grace

    Dean was a good man with the intellect and goodwill of God’s glory. He will be missed. But we will all see him again when we complete our journey. God bless all those that grieve for Dean.

  10. Matthew Nelson

    Dean will be greatly missed. When he was President of the local he was like having another BA for the membership. He always had great ideas, thought things through before making his statements. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  11. Matthew Nelson

    Dean will be greatly missed by all that knew him. When I worked as the business rep. for Local 1719, Dean was President most of the time and he was like having a second business rep. for the local. He always thought before talking and he always said the right things. He will be greatly missed by all.

  12. Lisa Elfmann

    Michelle and Melanie,
    My prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of your husband and father. ”What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

  13. Kathi Gallaway

    Michelle and Melanie, we are so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. He was a true giant of a human being; strong, kind, devoted, hard-working, humble, loving. And, deeply loved by many. He’s the kind of person who you feel honored to have known. He’ll be very much missed and always remembered. Be strong and know you are also loved by many!

  14. Lisa Elfmann

    You and your family are in my prayers. ”What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

  15. Dale Blom

    Dens will be truly missed at the ACF. He always did what he thought was right for the membership of local #1719. Dean’s family are in all of our thoughts at the ACF.

  16. Jean Diederich

    Michelle, Melanie, Jacob and family;
    On behalf of the members of AFSCME Local 34, please accept our condolences on your loss. Many of us have worked with Dean over the years and enjoyed doing so. He was always thoughtful in his actions and words when standing up for his coworkers and other union members. We will miss him.

  17. Denise Schultz

    Michelle and Melanie, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

  18. Jean Ranisate

    I didn’t know Dean well, but he was always friendly and pleasant when I talked with him. Another angel in heaven for sure.

  19. Chaplain Rick Chilton

    As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.

    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

  20. Beryl Geisinger

    Gary and I send you our deepest sympathy in this time of terrible loss for you and Melanie and all of your extended family. Will be praying for strength for you in the days to come.

  21. Lynn Stetler, CMS

    On behalf of the membership of AFSCME Local 2822, I send our condolences to Dean’s family. Through our many years of working together, I always valued his honesty and directness. He fought hard for many and was a man of his word.
    He will be missed.

  22. Cathy Johnson

    Michelle, Melanie and family; Tom I are so sorry for your loss. Dean was a real sweetheart. He had a heart of gold. He did so much for others. We are thinking of you.

  23. Bevferly K. Carlson

    I worked with Dean as a correctional officer before I retired. He was a nice guy & talked at length about his family. I’m sorry that a man as nice as Dean was taken. He will be missed.

  24. Elaine F. Maurer

    Dear Michelle and family, I just found out that Dean took his Heavenly Flight. I an so sorry (way too young) but our Heavenly Father is in control. I remember when Dean and Gary had the coffee house in Annandale. God Bless you and your family. I haven’t seen you or Dean for along time. Love ya, Elaine

  25. Debra & Murray Lindeblom

    Dean was the most loyal and Loving husband, father and grandfather.
    He was an important part of our family, his work and the communities he served. Our thoughts and prayers.

    Debra & Murray


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