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Jon Fahrenkamp, 64
Jon David Fahrenkamp, 64, of Isle, died unexpectedly Friday, June 28, 2013, at Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia, surrounded by his family.
Jon was born on March 11, 1949, in New Prague, a son of Marlin and Elva (Gerdes) Fahrenkamp. His childhood years were spent growing up on Prior Lake. He attended Prior Lake Schools and graduated in 1967. Most of Jon's career (35 years) was spent as an Inventory Specialist working in the computer industry at Seagate Technology. He married Rebecca “Becky” Vivant on June 10, 1978, at St. James Lutheran Church in Burnsville. When he was a young adult he fell in love with motorcycles and the open road. In 1989, Jon and Becky purchased land in Prior Lake and started a hobby farm from scratch. Jon loved landscaping, and he had big bountiful gardens. Another talent of his was mechanic work. He enjoyed working and maintaining his toys, which included his 1965 Thunderbird, his Honda Goldwing, as well as numerous tractors and equipment that he had owned throughout the years. In 2003, Jon and Becky moved up to Mille Lacs Lake, where Jon continued with his skill of making land beautiful.
He is survived by his wife; children Shawna Vivant, Chaska, Annie Jo Fahrenkamp, Roseville, and William Jon Fahrenkamp, St. Louis, MO; grandchildren Beau Vivant and Maxwell Dengel; siblings Dennis Fahrenkamp, Hernando, MS, Donald Fahrenkamp, Prior Lake, Jane (Steven) Engel, Prior Lake, Kathleen (Wyatt) Reed, Jordan, Susan (Rick) Buckles, Lakeville, Cindy Hagen, Minneapolis; and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday July 3, at 11 a.m., at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, with Pastor Diana Hunstad officiating.
Interment was at Pliny Cemetery in McGrath. Pallbearers were Gerald Klingberg, Tim Fahrenkamp, Bruce Anderson, Larry Danielson, Rocky Defeyter and Robert Iverson. Honorary pallbearers were Edward Vivant Jr. and Beau Hunter Vivant.
Visitation was held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Prior Lake, and one hour prior to the service at church.