Sean N. Engel

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May 13, 1996 - October 1, 2015
Born in Clayton, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

  • Visitation: Baue: Cave Springs
    • Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:00pm to 8:00pm

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Engel, Sean Nicholas, of Saint Charles, MO, died on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the age of 19. Sean was the beloved son of Richard and Cathy Engel; cherished grandson of Rosalee Specht; treasured nephew of George Specht, IV & Mary Bucher, Ronald & Colleen Engel, Ellen Engel, and Cathy Engel; and dear cousin of Benjamin Engel and Tracy Engel. Sean is also survived by the love of his life, Katlen Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his baby brother, Joseph Daniel Engel; his maternal grandfather, George Specht, III; and his paternal grandparents Robert & Deryl Engel.

Sean was a 2014 graduate of Francis Howell High School. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed.


Memorials to Heartland Humane Society.

Heartland Humane Society

PO Box 113

O'Fallon, MO 63366

Guestbook Entries

  1. Letitia Barnhart October 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    candle 3I have no words to express the sorrow I felt upon hearing of Sean’s passing. May God bless and keep you all safe in the palms of his ever loving hands.

  2. Miss Mary October 5, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Sean, you were one of the kindest, sweetest kids I have ever known. You loved animals, and you loved your family, even when times were trying going through being a teen. You will be missed by your family and friends, and you will forever be in my heart! I love you, Your Aunt, Miss Mary

  3. Trevor Wolfe October 5, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

    candle 8May Sean be at rest and peace knowing only the love of his parents and the lord.

  4. Amy K October 5, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Sending love and prayers your way. We all at PW have you in our thoughts.

  5. Sue Weaver October 5, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Cathy, I have not seen you in a very long time but wanted to let you know how sorry I am for Sean’s senseless death. I can not image what you are going through. You & Dick are in my prayers & thoughts.

  6. Jackman Family October 5, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    candle 6Praying for the Engel family…

  7. Kay Viles October 5, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    candle 2I’m so sorry for your loss

  8. Nadine Holman October 5, 2015 at 11:13 am - Reply

    candle 7My deepest sympathy goes to Sean’s parents and extended family. The loss of a young adult like Sean is, I’m sure, felt by everyone who knew him. God must have needed Sean for something very special in Heaven.

  9. Dodie Marler October 5, 2015 at 11:29 am - Reply

    candle 3My heart is breaking at the news of the loss of your beautiful young son! I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and anguish you and your husband are feeling right now! Although I never met Sean it is evident from his photo and the words written here that he was just as sweet, kind and loving as his mother! I am so sorry! You and your family are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Julie K October 5, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    candle 5So sorry for your loss. You will remain in my prayers.

  11. Christine Rekart October 5, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply

    candle 6Prayers, love, and lots of hugs! I’m so sorry to hear about Sean. May God wrap you in his arms of love to get you and your family through this time!
    I will be praying and thinking of you Cathy!

  12. Jennifer Ashley October 5, 2015 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    My heart is aching for your loss . My thoughts and prayers to you and Dick !

  13. Michele Rhoades October 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to you both. Words can not even express my sorrow for all that you are going through. Know that you are in my prayers as I pray for strength for you.

  14. Shirlee Gentles October 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    candle 8My heart is heavy with sadness and I’m devastated for you and Dick. Sean(er) was dear to us and all the memories of the times we shared come flooding back…Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, Our Lady of the Snows, Six Flags, class trips, class parties, sleep-overs, Tae Kwon Do, swimming, lunches, dinners, outings which included our moms, etc.
    James and Sean were great buddies – and Sean was so respectful of adults, calling me Miss Shirlee. I will always treasure the times we spent together Cathy. Praying for you and holding you close. God’s Blessings always my friend.

  15. Kim Franer October 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    candle 8Thinking of you Cathy and your family during this difficult time.

  16. Shaun Karleskint October 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    candle 3Cathy, my deepest sympathy for you and Dick. It has been a long time since St. Mary’s ER, but I still remember you talking about him. I could tell the love you had for him and the joy he brought you. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  17. Christine Scott October 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Dick, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your beloved son rest in peace.

  18. Janelle Schoenleber Thomas October 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers at Messiah are with your family during this time. We pray that God gives you strength and comfort.

  19. Sam and Traci Wagoner October 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dick, we were so saddened to hear of Sean’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  20. Marian Carr October 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Dick so sorry to hear of the passing of Sean ,I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Rest in peace dear Sean .

  21. Olivia Johnson October 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    candle 3I chose a blue candle for your favorite color, blue. Sean I missed you so dearly after we separated and even more now. I’m happy you found someone who made you happy. I loved being so accepted by you and your family. I never forget a moment spent with you guys. I love you all. rip handsome.

    • Katlen Reynolds October 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you for this Olivia

  22. Gwynn & Philip Erdmann October 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    candle 8We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to you both during this difficult time.

  23. Karen Litteken October 5, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    candle 6I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet son. Your family is in my prayers for strength and peace.

  24. Melinda Hood October 5, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dick
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. My you find strength and love from family and friends.

  25. Kerry & Sue Iffrig October 5, 2015 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Our families thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. May God give you relief from all of your pain and suffering.

  26. Dee Fine October 6, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Angela Liuzza October 6, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

    candle 3I know there are no words but I want you to know I am praying for you and your family. I am so sorry, this breaks my heart for you. I didn’t know Sean very well but I knew he was a great kid and a good friend to James. I am so sorry!

  28. Robin Carpenter October 6, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

    candle 3I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I know that he brought a lot of laughter and happiness into the world. I pray that lives on in his memories and that you find comfort and heeling.

  29. Jann Peter October 6, 2015 at 10:35 am - Reply

    candle 5My heart broke into a million pieces when I learned of the tragic loss of your Sean, Cathy. Life just doesn’t make sense sometimes. Bad things happen to good people and we all wonder why. But in the midst of this, be assured that there are so many, many people who love you, grieve with you and are praying for you. May the peace and love of God, family and friends comfort you. You are on my mind, in my heart and in my prayers.

  30. Beverly Griffith October 6, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Cathy, I remember the bound we had when you and Dick lost your first. I remember how we talked about those things. I remember how thrilled you were to have Sean. I never dreamt that you would be letting him go so soon. I’m thinking of you, and praying you and Dick will be strong, and get thru this awful time. Soon day, Sean’s memories will all be happy, and you will be thankful for the time you had together.

  31. Jennifer Alexander October 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    candle 8I cannot begin to imagine what you’re both going through. Your family will forever be in my thoughts.

  32. Jennifer Mitchell October 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    candle 6Praying for peace for your family

  33. Nick Marusic October 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    candle 7I’m going to miss you man. You were like a brother to me and i love you. I’m going to miss you, heaven gained an angel.

  34. Ian Thomas October 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    candle 3Sean brought a lot of cheer and happiness to people especially when they needed it most. He was a great friend and his laughter was contagious. I am so sorry for your loss, Sean will not be forgotten.

  35. Peg Petralia October 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    candle 6Cathy, no words can begin to describe what I feel in my heart for you and your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers for peace and healing are with you.

  36. Monica Caswell October 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    candle 6The Engel family – I am sending prayers to all of you during this time and am so sorry for your loss.

  37. Stacey Poteete October 6, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    candle 6My heart is breaking for you. Sorry for your loss Dick and Cathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  38. Amy Determann October 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    candle 7Dick and Cathy and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength and comfort for all of you.

  39. Tamra Esker October 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Cathy and Dick. My heart breaks for you. I will keep you both in my prayers.

  40. Todd, Tonya and Jherimiah Howard October 7, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

    candle 5There are no words to express or sorrow for your family. I haven’t seen Sean since he was little visiting uncle George at the firehouse. He was taken away way too soon and will always be missed. Remember he is always with you in spirit and memories. Todd and I are here for you if you need anything.

  41. Karen Kemper October 7, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

    candle 7Dick, and Cathy

    My heart is broken because I know your hearts are broken.
    I love you both

  42. Christy Dyer October 7, 2015 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    candle 2Dick and Cathy,
    My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your family and friends love you and would do anything to take away your pain…

  43. Sarah & Andrew Jumper October 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    candle 2Sean, andrew and I will miss you. Always talking to you on the bus was fun and you were so nice. Andrew said he always had a great time hanging out with you in middle school. Fly high buddy. ♡

  44. Jeff and Cindy Copeland October 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dick and Cathy,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers! Please accept our condolences!

  45. Val Schwentker October 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Cathy and Dick,

    I am sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the pain you must be feeling and I pray you find comfort in the arms of God. I will always remember the soft spoken, kind hearted child that I had the pleasure of spending time with in preschool. Please know you both are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Miss Val

  46. Renee Renna October 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Dear Cathy, I am so sorry about Sean. I am keeping you and Dick in my thoughts and prayers. In sympathy, Renee Renna

  47. Darryl & Deb Miller October 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dick and Cathy,
    We could not believe the news about Sean. Our hearts are breaking for you both, we can’t imagine your pain. Please know that we are so blessed to have gotten to meet Sean. He seemed like an outstanding young man. We are sending you both our love, and praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you both during this tragic time.

  48. Stephanie Brauner October 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    candle 2I will always remember you, there will never be a day that i look back on my childhood and not see you there always so happy. You were such a sweetheart and will always be considered part of my family. We will all miss you so much. Much love to his family and especially his amazing mother who was always there for everyone. Stay strong.

  49. Leslie Niebruegge October 7, 2015 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dick, I’m so sorry to hear about Sean and pray for God’s love and strength to comfort you.

  50. Coni Hoprich Townsend October 8, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Dick and Cathy, So sorry for the tragic loss of your son Sean. Wish we all did not live so far apart. Please know that you will continue to be in our hearts and prayers. Love to you both, Your long lost cousin, Coni from Maryland

  51. Phyllis lyons-Sparks & Family October 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    candle 3Cathy & Dick
    I can’t even begin to say how sorry to hear about Sean. My heart is so heavy for you both. However, I will never forget the time when Sean, Halle you and I went to Six Flags and Grants Farm. Halle has mention how Sean was her first little “boy friend.” May he rest in peace.

  52. Debbie at Dr. Smiths October 9, 2015 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Cathy and Dick no words can be said for how sorry I am for you tragic loss. I watch Sean grow up and was captured by his smile. Place his smile and wit in your hearts and know all your hugs were always special to him.

  53. Nada and Sead October 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    candle 1Cathy my friend We are keeping you and Dick in our thoughts and prayers. We are always here for you.

  54. Deborah and Kerry Kiley October 19, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Cathy,Dick and Family,
    We were devastated at the news of your loss. We can’t imagine what your going through. Your family will always be in our prayers. Wishing you inner peace and healing. R.I.P. Shawn

  55. Katlen Reynolds March 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    candle 8Just writing to tell you I still think about you everyday sweet boy.. gone but not forgotten. I love you Sean Engel.

  56. Geralyn May 3, 2016 at 9:02 am - Reply

    candle 4What a neat arelcit. I had no inkling.

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