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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Owen Enget
April 15, 1943 - September 14, 2022

Place of Birth: Powers Lake, North Dakota
Residence: Powers Lake, North Dakota
Age: 79

Owen Stanley Enget was born in Powers Lake, ND on April 15, 1943. Owen passed away peacefully at Trinity Hospital with his family surrounding him on September 14, 2022. He was the fourth of five boys born to Oscar and Lillie (Ekberg) Enget.

Owen was raised on the family farm, south of Powers Lake, ND graduating from Powers Lake High School in 1961, where he excelled in basketball and football. After high school, Owen went to Minot State College where he played football. Unfortunately, he broke his leg during his freshman season, and he returned to the John Enget family homestead where he resided until the time of his death. Owen took off the fall quarters to help his dad while he was going to college. While in college he became an astute card and pool shark, while earning his teaching degree.

Owen student taught in Williston, ND and while there, he met his wife, Linda Aufforth, from Bowbells, ND who was teaching 3rd grade. They married on August 7, 1966. They were blessed with Melinda (1968), Jonathan (1972), and Kyle (1976).

Owen taught in Powers Lake and Grenora, where he also coached basketball and football. He was known to outrun his players after practice while in his cowboy boots. In 1978, he quit teaching to pursue his passion of farming and ranching. He continued to coach junior high basketball, B team basketball, and varsity assistant until Jonathan graduated from high school. He was an avid fan of all sports and all players.

Owen was a member of NDEA, the Stockman’s Association, and the Angus Association. He served on the Powers Lake Ambulance Board and was instrumental in establishing the Powers Lake Rural Ambulance District. He loved his hometown and worked with Lake Housing Authority project to build seven new houses in town to bring young families to Powers Lake. He was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church and served on nearly every committee, especially the unofficial social committees!

Owen was very proud of his three grandsons and rarely missed any sporting event they were playing: football, basketball, or track. Attending the state track meet was an annual Enget tradition. One of his most cherished memories was attending the State Class B Basketball Tournament and cheering on the Ranchers and Grandsons, Terek and Tyson.
Owen will be remembered as a great guy who had a smile for everyone. He could be found at Cenex, at the Fire Hall playing cards, at a sporting event, or church discussing his favorite topics, which included his grandsons, the Vikings and Twins, farming, pinocle, Rook, and hunting. Reminiscing and telling stories with Dale, Merlyn, Harlis and anybody else who would listen was also a favorite pastime.

Owen was a man of strong faith and he showed it by the way he lived, encouraged, and loved others. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years, Linda, his children and grandchildren, and his many relatives and friends.

Blessed to have shared in his life are his wife, Linda; daughter, Melinda Madison; son, Jonathan (Elizabeth) Enget; grandsons, Tate, Terek, and Tyson; brother, Jerome (Brenda) Enget, sister-in-law, June (Gordon) Enget, and several nieces and nephews.

Owen was preceded in death by son Kyle; parents, Oscar and Lillie; brothers, Gordon, Wesley (Ardith), and Orlin.
Thank You
The family would like to thank the Powers Lake community for all of their support during this difficult time and asks that everyone honor Owen's love of sports by wearing their favorite sports jersey/gear to the Funeral Service.

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Sep 15, 2022
Peggy Enget Schmitz (Williston, ND)
Sep 15, 2022
Sorry to hear about Owens passing, my deepest sympathies for family.
John Riley Holmen (West Fargo, North Dakota)
Sep 15, 2022
I was very saddened to hear of Owen’s passing. Owen was such a good and decent man. He was an amazing cousin and friend with a huge heart! Our exploits as fun loving youngsters with our friends and teammates were the best ever!

May God grant Linda, Melinda and Jonathon and their families comfort, healing and peace in the days ahead.

Owen, you will be missed by so many, but the positive impacts of your life well lived will stay with us forever.

Rest in eternal peace, my friend!
Warren Carlson (Eagle, Idaho)
Sep 15, 2022
My deepest condolences to family. I truly respected “ Mr Enget “ during my high school years graduating in 1971. In sports he had to talent of getting the best out of me and knew what made me give it. He will be missed. He was a cherished mentor! God Bless Him and his family.
Heidi (Faul) Sequeira (Kenai, AK)
Sep 15, 2022
My heart is saddened by Owen’s passing. He was such a kind man and I know he will be missed at the football field, the basketball court, the track as well as the church pew and Cenex too. Thankful for his legacy he left for family, bethel Baptist and powers lake community. My thoughts are with you and praying for peace and comfort
Roger E Titus (Burnsville, Minnesota)
Sep 15, 2022
So sorry to hear of the loss of Owen, I knew him quite well.
Emily Larson (Homer, Alaska)
Sep 15, 2022
So sorry to hear about Owens passing. Owen was always a delight to be around and I can't image powers lake will feel the same without him. Glad to have known such an enjoyable and bright soul.
Nancy Anderson (Meridian, Idaho)
Sep 15, 2022
So sorry to hear of Owens passing. Bruce loved teaching and playing cards with Owen and the guys in Genora. He was a great mentor to his students and the community... Prayers to Linda and the family. Nancy Anderson
Donald (Waunakee, WI)
Sep 16, 2022
Owen was my first cousin. His mom and my mom were twins.
Owen loved sports and was very proud of his children and Grandchildren. His wife Linda was a loving and caring person. Owen believed in the truth. Will miss him. God Bless His memory
Warren Carlson (Eagle, Idaho)
Sep 16, 2022
My deepest condolences to family. I truly respected “ Mr Enget “ during my high school years graduating in 1971. In sports he had to talent of getting the best out of me and knew what made me give it. He will be missed. He was a cherished mentor! God Bless Him and his family.
Dean and Elaine Hove
Sep 19, 2022
Owen has always been such a great friend and cousin. There are so many memories of the Enget family and Owen in our lives.Sports, school, family holidays, roommates, and countless hours together. Our deepest sympathy to Linda and family.
Scott Jorgenson (SAN DIEGO, CA)
Sep 19, 2022
Nice service. Sure going to miss Owen. So many memories as friend and coach.... including many wild deer hunting memories. :)
Bonnie Sem Lucy (Minot, ND)
Sep 19, 2022
Paul and I send our condolences to the family of Owen. I’ve known him all of my life and will remember him with a smile on my face as he always had one on his. He was always full of fun. May his soul RIP. We will see you on the other side Owie. Much love to Linda, Melinda, Jonathan, and his grandchildren. He will be missed.
Aloise Brown (Mesa, Az)
Sep 19, 2022
I just watched the beautiful service for my cousin Owen. I have so many wonderful memories of him as we all grew up. So many Enget dinners and fun times. He will be missed so much. Our prayers are with Linda and family. Aloise and Lance Brown
Les Storhaug (Gloucester, VA)
Sep 20, 2022
Owen (Coach) will always have a special spot in my heart. From a farmer to a farmer, he understood the farming communities while coaching, whether in Grenora, or Powers Lake. I got a chance during the Grenora Centennial (2016) to chat with him, and reminisce about the past. What a special time that was. He commanded respect form his players while coaching, and got it. It was his firm, but fair, coaching style that got the best out of all his players. He will be forever missed and remembered.
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