FR. BRUCE ENGENFr. Bruce Engen, 74, of Pine River, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Fr. Bruce Engen, 74, of Pine River, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
He was born Jan. 13, 1939, in Minneapolis.
After graduating from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., he was ordained for the Diocese of Duluth on June 25, 1989, by Bishop Robert Brom at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Father Engen served as an Associate Pastor at St. Joseph in Grand Rapids and St. Augustine, Cohasset. In 1990 he was named pastor at St. Charles, Cass Lake and St. Anne, Bena. In 1993 he began service as pastor of St. Agnes, Walker and Sacred Heart, Hackensack. From 1998 until 2003 he was pastor of St. Mary, Deer River and St. Augustine, Cohasset. Then he entered into active retirement being made a senior associate on July 16, 2003. At the time of his death he was serving as a Senior Associate of the Lake Country Parishes while residing at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pine River.
Preceded in death by his father, Oscar; and stepfather, Louis.
Fr. Engen is survived by his mother, Jeanette Engen-Barkhoff; brothers: Richard Engen (Pat), Howard Engen (Vel), Dean Engen (Deb); numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pine River. Visitation Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. in the church. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Remer. Arrangements Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.