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John "JR" Remme

September 12, 1938 April 30, 2021
John "JR" Remme
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John S. Remme, age 82, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 1:18 p.m., at his home in Worthington, MN surrounded by his family.
John was born on September 12, 1938, in Luverne, MN, the son of Stan and Edith (Nesguthe) Remme. He grew up and graduated from Luverne High School, from Worthington Community College, and was a 1961 graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls.
He was united in marriage to Lavonne Padilla in Luverne and to this union three children were born. They were later divorced.
John married Patricia Linder on July 3, 1992, in Luverne.
Upon graduation from Augustana College, John accepted a position with Industrial Credit in Austin, MN. Two years later in May of 1963 he moved to Worthington where he accepted a position as the real estate loan officer at Worthington Federal Savings Bank. In 1977, he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, and was also elected to the Board of Directors in the fall of the same year. He served as President and CEO for 23 years until his retirement on December 31, 2000. He remained on the Board of Directors as its Chairman until December 31, 2019.
John has been a faithful member of the American Lutheran Church since 1963. He served as the President of the Chamber of Commerce in 1981, served two terms as a director of the Savings League of Minnesota, was a 1985-86 recipient of Worthington Community College Community Service Award, was a member of the noon Kiwanis Club from 1969-2000, served 26 years from 1972-1998 as the secretary/treasurer of the Blue Jay Booster Club at the Community College, a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador for 10 years, a charter member of the Elks Lodge and served as its treasurer for 10 ½ years.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia; three children, Michael (Debra) of Indian Land, SC, Kami (Steve) of Stewartville, MN, and Jeffrey (Constance) of Chatfield, MN; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Linda (Reed) of Keowee Key, SC; brother, Mark (Nan) of Seneca, SC; step son, Jeffrey (Jen) Linder of Worthington, MN; step daughter, Julie (Craig) Runksmeier of Ledyard, IA; ten step grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Anne Hokenstad officiating. Casket bearers will be John’s grandsons, Dustin M. Remme, Nathan J. Remme, Derek S. Remme, Tyler S. Rogers, Alex A. Remme, and step son, Jeff L. Linder. Honorary bearers will be Arlo Mogck, Bruce Duba, Bruce Lease, Russel Rickers, Larry Rogers, Jeff Meier, Lynn Brunk, Richard Hedrick, Paul Woll, Craig Runksmeier, and Tim Young. Private family burial will be held in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne, MN.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Murray County, with a special thanks to: Sarah, Ashley, Haleigh, Olivia, and Marti. Plus a special thanks to Dr. Sumey and his team at Sanford Health.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Wednesday

5

May

5:00 PM 5/5/2021 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/5/2021 8:00:00 PM
American Lutheran Church

915 Winifred St
Worthngton, MN 56187

American Lutheran Church
915 Winifred St Worthngton 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Thursday

6

May

9:30 AM 5/6/2021 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5/6/2021 10:30:00 AM
American Lutheran Church

915 Winifred St
Worthngton, MN 56187

American Lutheran Church
915 Winifred St Worthngton 56187 MN
United States

Service

Thursday

6

May

10:30 AM 5/6/2021 10:30:00 AM
American Lutheran Church

915 Winifred St
Worthngton, MN 56187

American Lutheran Church
915 Winifred St Worthngton 56187 MN
United States
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