Jed Wohlgemuth

ImageJed Luke Wohlgemuth passed from this life into the loving arms of the Lord Jesus at home in Spring Grove, Minn., on Feb. 21, 2014 at the age of 31 years, two months and ten days.

Jed was born on Dec. 11, 1982, in Devils Lake, N.D., to Dick and Sue (McKee) Wohlgemuth. He was welcomed into the family by three sisters and later joined by an additional sister.

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 off 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, Kathrine and their family. He also spent countless hours on the farms of Jim, Suzanna and Jane Gulbranson, and Anthony and Stephanie Gulbranson. Nels Gulbranson became a brother to Jed, and they enjoyed working on the farm, playing video games and general camaraderie. J.C. 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, Yermo, Calif.; parents, Dick and Sue Wohlgemuth, Spring Grove; sisters, Jennifer, Waconia, Minn.; Jamie (Scott) Savoy, Westwood, N.J.; Jill (Ed) Westen, Waverly, Iowa; and Janae Wohlgemuth, Waconia; niece, Tabitha; and nephew, Tristan, Westwood.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jeremy, his paternal grandparents, Abe and Wilma Wohlgemuth and step-grandfather, Edwin Epp.

Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 23 at Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove from 3 to 7 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service on Monday, Feb. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove at 11 a.m.

Roble Funeral Home, Spring Grove, assisted the family with arrangements.