The Free Press, Mankato, MN


April 20, 2014

Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

— Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

   Jerome "Red" Sheehan, age 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Breza and Fr. Robert Schneider officiating.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary with a prayer service at 5 p.m.  Visitation will also continue one hour prior to the service at the church.  Private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Schola Foundation.

  Jerome "Red" was born on February 16, 1932 in Mankato to Charles and Agnes (Thomas) Sheehan.  He graduated from Loyola High School in 1951 where he received All-State honors as a guard on the football team.  Red served in the United States Army National Guard from 1951-1953.  In 1952, Red was united in marriage to Peggy Klages at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  He attended Mankato State University.  Red was a mechanical contractor and founded Mankato Plumbing and Heating in 1963.  He successfully operated the business until 2004. Red was a firm believer in Loyola and Catholic education and was a supporter of Loyola fundraisers.  He was a past president of the Builders Exchange.  Red was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed spending time at his "ranch" and playing cards.  Most of all, Red was a family man who loved time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

   Red is survived by his wife, Peggy of Mankato; two daughters, Patricia Sheehan and her partner, Susan Olive of North Oaks and Pamela Ryan (Michael) of Mendota Heights; three granddaughters, Brigid Ryan-Ling (Jeremy) of St. Paul and their children, Caleb, Emmett, Mairi, and Francis, Courtney Ryan Yurczyk (Michael) of Chicago, and Megan Ryan-Kuefler (Andrew) of St. Paul and their son, Harrison; many loving nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and three sisters.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Michael Joseph Zinni

      Michael Joseph Zinni, 65 of Mankato died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

    July 30, 2014

  • Aunt Jean cropped-1.JPG Margaret 'Jean' Cooper

      "Jean" Cooper passed away peacefully on July 28th.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy D. Davis

       Dorothy D. Davis, age 88, of rural Lake Crystal, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at her home.

    July 30, 2014

  • Mae Stubbs.JPG Mae Cecilia Stubbs

    Mae Cecilia Stubbs, age 86 of Franklin, MN formerly of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • marlynn vanlandingham.JPG Marlynn D. Vanlandingham

    Marlynn D. Vanlandingham, age 70, of Fairchild, WI, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN. Private services will be held.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron Brubaker.JPG Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr

    Ronald Eugene Brubaker Sr., age 66, of Mankato, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Hennessey Graif

    John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.

    July 29, 2014

  • Orris Sletta.jpg Orris Sletta

    Orris Sletta, 82, of Hanska, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Brubaker

     Ronald Brubaker, 66 of Mankato died July 27, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

    July 28, 2014

  • Rita LaBelle - O.JPG Rita S. LaBelle

      Rita S. LaBelle, age 80 of Le Sueur, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo