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Stanley J. Jesse

Stanley J. Jesse

Stanley J. Jesse “Shorty”, age 70 of Durand, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi with his family by his side.

Stan was born on January 21, 1947 in Menomonie. He was the son of Bernice (Boigenzahn) Jesse. Stan grew up in the Durand area, attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Durand High school in 1965. After high school, Stan worked at Rivera Cabinets in Red Wing, MN until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. Stan served Stateside and was Honorably Discharged in 1968. Stan married Sharon Bauer on May 24, 1969 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima. After marriage, Stan and Sharon lived and raised their family in the Town of Lima, rural Durand. Stan worked for the Pope & Talbot (Cascade Tissue) for 41 and a half years before retiring in 2009. He then worked for Hurlburt Heating in the warehouse for a couple of years.

In retirement, Stan enjoyed helping his children with their handy man projects, going to the casino and taking bus trips with Sharon, attending all of his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. He also remained active at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. If you couldn’t find Stan at his grandchildren’s school or sporting event, he could be found in his garage detailing cars, especially his 1968 convertible getting it ready for a car show.

Stan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon, children; Tammy (Matt) Wegner, Tim (Katie), Tess (Tony) Gunderson, all of Durand and Todd (Gentry) of Gilmanton, 17 grandchildren; Teisha (Britt), Allie (Austin), Trevor, Mandy, Briana, Breck, Ally, Bailey, Bridget, Jacob, Chloie, Taylor, Chase, Maverick, Levi, Sawyer and Flint, aunt; Charlotte Boigenzahn, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, his maternal grandparents; Ed and Lucy Boigenzahn and his uncles; Don and Ed Boigenzahn and his father and mother-in-law; Gilbert and Betty Bauer.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand. Rev. Amir Stanislaus will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181 of Durand. Visitation will be from 4:00PM - 7:30PM Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Because of Stan’s love of Ford’s and cars, the family will be wearing Ford shirts and invite you to wear your favorite car brand attire to the visitation in honor of Stan.

Rhiel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Robert VanDyke

    Stan was a childhood playmate of mine. We spends countless hours playing together when we were very young. Stan was a good person and will be missed. I saw him recently in Durand and we exchanged pleasantries. It was good to see him. I am glad I got to see Stan before he passed. He was a big part of my childhood. My most sincere condolances to his family.


    Prayers & Hugs to Sharon and the family. Due to illness and the brutal cold, I deeply regret I couldn’t be with you today. Although I haven’t seen Stan or you lately, I do remember. I know Stan adored you and the kids. Sharon, of the times I talked to Stan, it was totally apparent to me he loved you so much. Just the way he smiled and said your name, told me your latest news, joke or prank! I also knew he adored his children when he spoke of each of you and what was going on in your lives. May all your fondest memories of Stan be foremost in your minds and hearts as you grieve his passing, and may Stan be listening to the '50s' with the angels tonight in Heaven. With my deepest sympathy, Peggy

  3. Mike and Becky Schultz

    Thoughts and prayers to all at your time of loss. Mike(Katie's brother) and Becky Schultz

  4. Colleen Forster Garnevicus

    Dear Sharon and Family,

    Stan will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but most of all by you, the family he loved. His wings were ready, but we were not. You have been and are in my prayers.

    Colleen & Tom

  5. Richard Klein

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all with love and prayers.

    Richard and Caroline Klein

  6. Rose and John Glatczak

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


    So sorry for your loss.

  8. Anonymous

    You don't know me and I don't know you but I do know that it hurts to lose a loved one and I just would like to say that I am dearly sorry for your loss. He will be missed and I will keep him in my prayers!

  9. Pat and Dave Bauer

    We are so sorry that Stan had to leave you Sharon and family, he will be missed. He was such a nice man and always friendly. He will be remembered and thought fondly of. Dave and Pat

  10. Vickie Ballard

    God Bless You Sharon and Your Family ✝️

  11. Rosanne Reckin

    Keeping Stan's family in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Connie and Ron weiss

    Sorry for your loss.Stan was one of the good guys.He will be missed.Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  13. Roger brantner


  14. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Stan. Sympathy and condolences to all the family members.

  15. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you Sharon and your family... my heart hurts for you

  16. Mark Warns

    Stan was a very helpful person to work with at the papermill. He will be in my daily Rosary.

  17. Jack & Carole Komro

    Our deepest sympathy Sharon & family. God needs some good people in Heaven to. May God give you strength through our prayers,

  18. Jane Poeschel

    Much sympathy to you all....may you come to know peace in place of sadness...he will always be with you, watching over you. Prayers

  19. John and judy parr

    Our prayers are with all take the lord is with you

  20. Judi and Gary Bauer

    Sharon and family. You have our deepest sympathy.
    I am so glad Gary called you a few weeks ago, so you know we are gone.
    Keeping you all in our prayers

  21. Marge Linse

    So sorry for your loss Sharon. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.7

  22. Jack & Donna Barber

    So sorry for your loss ~ Prayers for you & the family !

  23. Mike/Pam Baier

    Thoughts and prayers sent to your family on the passing of your loved one...He was such a great guy with a gentle smile and spirit....blessings to all...

  24. Jean Gardner

    Prayers for all of you for your loss of Stan. May he RIP and know how much h loved you all and cherish the memories.

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