Jed Luke Wohlgemuth, age 31 of Spring Grove
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:47 AM
Jed Luke Wohlgemuth was born on December 11, 1982, in Devils Lake, ND, to Dick and Sue (McKee) Wohlgemuth. He was welcomed into the family by three sisters and later joined by an additional sister. Jed passed from this life into the loving arms of the Lord Jesus at home in Spring Grove, MN on February 21, 2014 at the age of 31 years, 2 months, and 10 days.
Jed spent a week in the hospital at the age of one as a result of some febrile seizures. This seemed to trigger some developmental delays in his life. The greatest challenge to his health came in June 2012 when he was diagnosed with Stage IV rectal cancer. Even this diagnosis did not dim his spirit nor take the smile from his face.
Jed moved with his family in August 1990 to Spring Grove, attended Spring Grove Elementary School and graduated from Caledonia High School in 2002. After high school, he worked at Woodland Industries in Caledonia then at ABC Works in La Crescent; Kohl's and Pepsi were highlights for him.
Jed's chief joys in life though, were farming, driving large machinery, and spending time with his friends. After meeting Matthew Myrah, getting up in the morning was no problem for Jed, and he spent many days on the farm with Matthew, Katrina, and their family. He also spent countless hours on the farms of Jim, Suzanna, and Jane Gulbranson, and Anthony and Sephanie Gulbranson. Nels Gulbranson became a brother to Jed, and they enjoyed working on the farm, playing video games, and general camaraderie. JC Nerstad allowed Jed the opportunity to operate the machinery he loved. Jed had many friends. You could always count on Jed to greet you with a smile; if he didn't know you already, he soon would. He loved southern gospel quartets, country music, and singing Karaoke.
Survivors include maternal grandparents, Reid and Roberta McKee of Yermo, CA, parents Dick and Sue Wohlgemuth of Spring Grove, sisters, Jennifer of Saconia, MN, Jamie (Scott) Savoy of Westwood, NJ, Jill (Ed) Westen of Waverly, IA, and Janae Wohlgemuth of Waconia, MN, a niece Tabitha and nephew Tristan of Westwood, NJ.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother Jeremy, his paternal grandparents, Abe and Wilma Wohlgemuth, step grandfather, Edwin Epp.
Visitation was held Sunday, February 23, at Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove with a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, February 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.