Jeffrey Jon Rehmann, age 47, of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his residence.
He was born May 31, 1971, in Arlington, the son of Gary and Linda (Schrupp) Rehmann. Jeff was baptized as an infant at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Harold A. Bode. He was later confirmed in his faith in the Lord at the same church by the Rev. Steven Vaudt.
Jeff attended Helen Baker Elementary, Glencoe Middle School, and was a graduate of Glencoe High School. He furthered his education at St. Paul Technical College.
He had worked at Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Howard Lake, and for the last 20 years, had been employed at Littfin Lumber in Howard Lake.
To say Jeff was an avid sports fan is a gross understatement. He followed whichever team was in season, be it the Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Wild, or the Gophers. He also enjoyed attending high school football and basketball games.
Jeff would often ride the fan bus to Lester Prairie Bulldog away games. Whenever one of his teams won a title, Jeff would order a T-shirt as a remembrance. He could have opened a sporting goods store with all of the T-shirts, jerseys, and caps he amassed.
Jeff was a big help around the house and would gladly pick produce from the garden, but when asked to hoe the weeds, he would say “use the tiller.” He’ll be remembered for his kind and loving personality, and that he was a friend to all.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irvin and Margaret Rehmann, and Leslie and Evelyn Schrupp; uncles Bob Schrupp, Richard Stockman, and Timothy Schrupp; and cousin Mitchell Manthey.
He is survived by his loving family: parents Gary and Linda Rehmann of Lester Prairie; brothers and sisters-in-law Dan and Leah Rehmann of Chaska, and David and Kit Rehmann of Waconia; nephews and niece Bryce and Nate Bacon, Alex Rehmann, and Mason and Emersyn Rehmann; and aunts and uncles Marjorie Stockman of Plato, Jane and Duane Pieschke of Norwood Young America, Cindy and Mark Noennig of Sabin, Lori and Rodney Manthey, Bill Schrupp, Raeann Crosby, all of Norwood Young America; Linda Schrupp of Waterford, MI, Randy and Bonnie Rehmann of Lester Prairie, Ardys and Norman Lutter of Cheyenne, WY, and Amy and Robert Gennrich of Carver.
Jeff is further survived by cousins Todd (Sabrina) Stockman, Tammy (Hans) Knutson, Trish (Curt) Olson, Tony Stockman, Jennifer (Jeff) Otto, Jill (James) Kriens, Josh Pieschke, Carrie (Andy) Nemzek, Katie (Brian) Gustafson, Caleb Noennig, Josh Noennig, Miranda Manthey, Tyler Manthey; Kimberly (Steve) Bozzo, Matt (Emma) Schrupp, Brandon Schrupp, Kevin Schrupp, Rachel Crosby, Katie (Kevin) Brecht, Josh (Jamie) Rehmann, Nikki (Brett) Kuttner, Jim (Stephanie) Lutter, Joel (Christy) Lutter, Karen (John) Lewis, Kevin (Catherine) Gennrich, Brian Gennrich, and Rachel (Nate) Boucher; other relatives, and many friends.
The funeral service took place Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Joshua Arndt as officiant. Interment was in the church cemetery.
There was visitation Monday, March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, continuing Tuesday one hour prior to the services.
Serving as casket bearers were Dave Prehn, Dan Gueningsman, Tony Stockman, Corey Renken, Kevin Gennrich, Josh Noennig, Josh Pieschke, and Adam Birkholz.
Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia handled the arrangements; www.johnsonfh.com.