Let the memory of Kevin be with us forever
  • 46 years old
  • Born on February 5, 1964 .
  • Passed away on January 27, 2011 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kevin Engle who was born on February 5, 1964 and passed away on January 27, 2011. We will remember him forever.

A celebration of Kevin's life took place at Big Daddy's Barbecue Banquet Hall on February 19, 2011 between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m AKST. Friends recounted their many stories of times with Kevin over beer and barbecue. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on July 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Faith United Church of Christ in State College, Pennsylvania.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a student support fund in Kevin's name that will be established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Contributions may be made online at www.uaf.edu/giving/gift; please note "In Memory of Kevin Engle."  Checks can also be mailed to:

UA Foundation
P.O. Box 757530
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775


Please make checks payable to "UA Foundation" and include  "In memory of Kevin Engle" in the note. If you have additional questions, please contact the UAF Development Office at 907-474-2619.

For those who wish, condolence cards may be sent to Kevin's parents at Clair and Marilyn Engle, 231 Carter View Dr., Cody, WY  82414. Kevin's friends are also organizing a team to participate in the AHA Heart Walk in Kevin's name (of course wearing their "Big Dog" T-shirts!).

Posted by Mark Engle on 28th January 2019
Rudi, thanks for your tribute. We're right there with you, especially over the course of this past year. Very grateful for you "keeping the candle lit." Be well, and thanks again!
Posted by Rudi Gens on 27th January 2019
Would have loved to have your take on a few things lately. Keep missing you, man!
Posted by Rudi Gens on 27th January 2018
Missing you, man.
Posted by Glenn Thompson on 16th April 2017
Hard to believe it is 19 years next month since I became your roommate. It was a surreal experience coming from England to Alaska and living with two huge characters - you and Rune - and all those guns. And yet I was the one who caused the big explosion - leaving frozen orange to thaw out in the kitchen - and redecorating the kitchen in the process after neglecting it for 2 days in the summer heat. That may have been the day I came home and found you and Rune sighting my through your 50-calibre rifle as I walked in through the front door. There were always so many parties & great food. But what I remember most was your catchphrase. "Drive fast, take chances". Your way of saying "take care" while pretending you meant the opposite. In a way, you were my introduction to America.
Posted by Mark Engle on 5th February 2017
Happy Birthday, Kev! Miss you, love you!
Posted by Rudi Gens on 27th January 2017
Missing you, my friend.
Posted by Ed Klimas on 27th January 2017
I will always remember celebrating my 30th birthday with Kevin and friends at Circle Hot Springs, swimming in the wee hours at 30 below. Thanks for being such an important part of my life. Miss you
Posted by Mark Engle on 5th February 2016
Happy Birthday, Big Bro!
Posted by Rudi Gens on 27th January 2016
Wow, it has been five years. Where has the time gone? Miss you, man.
Posted by Rudi Gens on 5th February 2015
Happy birthday, big fella!
Posted by Mark Engle on 5th February 2015
Happy Birthday, Kev! Miss you a bunch, love you more!
Posted by Ed Klimas on 27th January 2015
So many good memories...miss you my friend. Cannot believe it has been 4 years.
Posted by Leanne Lipton on 27th January 2015
Can't believe it has been 4 years. Still so painful to think about his loss. He was such an important person to me during my time in Alaska. I have many regrets about letting our friendship lapse. Trying to remember the fun times we had up in Fairbanks. There were many :)
Posted by Rudi Gens on 5th November 2014
Had to think of you today, Kevin. Moved offices today next door to GINA. Left a lot of stuff behind, but your flying pig had to move with me. Had to smile. Brought back some fond memories. Miss you, big dog.
Posted by J C on 25th June 2014
Going out for lunch.. Going over for barbeques.. Getting my computer skills scoffed at... Kevin was a friend, and is missed. -John C-
Posted by Mark Engle on 5th February 2014
Happy "50th", Big Dog! Luv ya, Kev!
Posted by Karen Heath on 5th February 2014
Hey Kevin, We still think of you and miss you. Happy birthday, wish you were here for it. CLS remembers you!
Posted by Steve Brunanski on 27th January 2014
Spent a few moments today recalling fond memories of the Big Fella. Lots of smiles- especially of the belly dancers! One of a kind, he was. Miss ya buddy!
Posted by Michael Abels on 27th January 2014
Winter 2013 I wore my short pants every day to remember Kevin. People would ask me everyday, "Why short pants it's cold" and I would respond, "to remember Kevin".
Posted by Steve McNutt on 27th January 2014
I woke up yesterday Jan 26 thinking about Kevin. Sort of a premonition of today's sad anniversary. You are missed my friend!
Posted by Glenn Thompson on 5th February 2013
I have quite a few kitchen items to remember Kevin by, all of which I wrote "KE" on in permanent ink. When I drink from his old wine glasses, I like to make a toast to friends who are no longer with us.
Posted by Mark Engle on 5th February 2013
Happy Birthday Big Guy! Love ya!
Posted by Paul Engle on 28th January 2013
Still holding tight to the memories. Miss you Kev.
Posted by Steve McNutt on 27th January 2013
At the sale of Kevin's effects we bought a 1 cup scoop. We use it to measure food for the dog. So now every day when I feed Olivia I use the scoop and think of Kevin. We also keep a crock - from the last liver pate Kevin gave us at Christmas - in our cabinet of glassware. These are two small ways we keep the memory of Kevin alive.
Posted by Karen Heath on 2nd April 2012
Kevin taught at the PA Conservation Leadership School in the 80's. We were co-instructors. He was always a deep thinker and thoughtful of his students and other instructors. We had a blast throughout the whole program. He made it fun...we all missed him when he left CLS and we surely miss him now.
Posted by Ed Klimas on 18th April 2011
Kevin was my friend. For many years, through good and bad, he was my friend. I miss him.
Posted by Kurt Bernier on 7th March 2011
Kevin will always be remembered for his friendliness and unselfishness
Posted by Dave Jones on 14th February 2011
The first moment I met Kevin I knew he was an honest to goodness joy to be around. While I only met with Kevin in person twice in Fairbanks, I find myself thinking of his enlightening personality often when I think about my trip to UAF last September. Kevin please say hello to my 15 year-old nephew Zachary. You two will get along great! My thoughts and prayers are with you Clair and Marilyn!
Posted by Leanne Lipton on 9th February 2011
Kevin was an integral part of my time at UAF as a grad student. He was a terrific friend and I will be forever grateful for all the help he gave me. I will miss his laughter and smile. I hope they both burn brightly from above.
Posted by Robert Abernethy on 9th February 2011
Kevin, Have not talked for a long time... again how time has passed... always remember the good times we had playing football at State College High School... way back this would have been our 30th since we put on the old pads. Was looking forward to our reunion next year hoping to talk and see what was new. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family... God bless Bob Abernethy SCAHS 1982
Posted by Sherrie Sobon on 7th February 2011
You will be remembered and somebody for all of us to look up to by your never ending kind spirit.
Posted by Ray Highsmith on 6th February 2011
Sad indeed. Will always remember him wearing shorts in winter and that seemingly permanent smile. Always fun to talk to. Ray Highsmith
Posted by Carl Rebstock on 3rd February 2011
Was that thunder I just heard or...has Kevin already talked God into having some fun putting a few rounds down range?! Love you always, buddy.
Posted by Joanne Groves on 1st February 2011
I look back with joy on the times I spent with Kevin at our monthly lunches. I'm so glad I got to spend time with him this January. I'll miss him as will we all.
Posted by Scott Stihler on 31st January 2011
I'll miss you, Kevin. Admittedly in recent years I only occasional bumped into you. But knowing you are truly gone fills me with sadness. I don't believe anybody ever had a bad thing to say about Kevin. He was a REALLY nice guy! He will be missed!! - Scott Stihler
Posted by Peter Furey on 31st January 2011
A kind and gentle spirit, sad news indeed.
Posted by Deborah Coccia Manning on 31st January 2011
I will miss him so much. He was a really kind decent person.
Posted by Kim Lindquist on 31st January 2011
"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees." -Victor Hugo Kevin ... we struggle to understand a world without you. We dearly miss your presence in our lives. -Kim Lindquist

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