Konnie E. Vreeman, 74, passed away on November 19, 2019 at his home in rural Fountain, MN.
Konnie was born August 2, 1945 in Fillmore County to Kenneth and Johannah (Hamersma) Vreeman. He attended country school till the 8th grade and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1963. Konnie was united in marriage to Paula A. Lockwood June 12, 1965 in Grand Meadow.
Konnie farmed and was a truck driver for various companies for many years. Most recently he was the plant manager at Croell Ready Mix and retired in 2010. He had many quarter horses and enjoyed breeding fine foals. He rode horses for years and enjoyed taking his family to many rides especially the annual Al Quie trail ride. He also enjoyed playing sports specifically baseball and was even asked to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals upon graduation. Konnie was a die hard Vikings fan and loved screaming at the TV. Konnie enjoyed hunting and fishing and camping at the family farm. Later in life he enjoyed spending time with his much loved grandchildren. Konnie was loved by all and was the master of joke telling.
Konnie is survived by his children Brenda (Dan) Klingsporn of Hayfield, Kris (Christine) Vreeman of Spring Valley, Mat Vreeman of Preston, and Mandy (Keith) Bill of St. Francis, KS; ten grandchildren Allen, Shanda, Gabby, Elisabeth, Clayton (Makenna), Kaysie, Cortney, Colton and Cody and one great grandchild Oliver. He is also survived by his two sisters Joann (Chuck) Forland of Spring Valley and Kim (Jim) Amdahl of Flandreau, SD; three sisters-in-law Julie (Bill) Phillips of Fountain, Charlene (Alan) Sackett, and Marilyn Jacobson of Rochester and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Paula on September 19, 2017, one brother-in-law Terry Jacobson and his parents.
Funeral Services for Konnie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with Reverend Deanna Woodward officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, November 25 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
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