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John Clifford Umhoefer

March 6, 1961 — January 2, 2021

John Clifford Umhoefer

 

John Clifford Umhoefer, age 59, of North Mankato, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

John was born March 6, 1961 in Mankato to Vincent “Gene” and Adele “Dee” (Romsdahl) Umhoefer. He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1979 and spent a majority of his career working for Oak Grove Dairy & Kemps as a Regional Sales Representative.

John’s life was forever changed after a blind date with Sue Nauman, and they were engaged six weeks later. John and Sue were married on May 9, 1987 in Cascade, Iowa, raised three children, and called North Mankato their home throughout his entire life.

Nothing meant more to John than his family; he cherished holiday gatherings and continuing family traditions. Whether it was beers on Sundays at his parents’ house, watching his children play sports, or simply spending time with Sue, John valued being with those he loved most.

John is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sue; children, Amanda Umhoefer of Lakeville, Aaron Umhoefer of Minneapolis, and Alex (Taylor) Umhoefer of Lakeville; his first grandson due March 2021, whom he already loved dearly; siblings, Terry (Ron) Saye, Ann (Tom) Schuman, Burni (Phil) Krautkremer, and Scott (Kim) Umhoefer; mother-in-law, Jean Nauman; Sue’s siblings, Patty (Mike) O’Hollearn, Dave (Sue) Nauman, Laurie (Mike) Glynn, Jane (Tim) Donovan, Judy (Dave) Brimeyer, Joann (Ray) O’Connell, Joe (Laura) Nauman, Amy (Tim) Funke, Matt (Tammy) Nauman, Jake (Heidi) Nauman, and Carrie (Tim) Sery; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Dee Umhoefer; and father-in-law, Larry Nauman.

A private family memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary. For those wishing to watch the service from the comfort and safety of your own home, livestreaming will be available at www.mankatomortuary.com.

A public visitation will follow from 2-5pm, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary. Private graveside service will be held at Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato.

Memorials are preferred to the Andreas Cancer Center (Mayo Clinic Health System, ATTN: Andreas Cancer Center, 1025 Marsh Street, Mankato, MN 56001).

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

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