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Kevin "Op" Athmann

February 17, 1979 — May 16, 2024

Freeport, Minnesota

Kevin "Op" Athmann

Kevin V. “Op” Athmann age 45 of Freeport, passed away after a courageous and dignified battle with acute myeloid leukemia on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was sent into the arms of God embraced by the love of family that surrounded him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. 

Kevin Vernon Athmann was born February 17, 1979 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Vernon and Diane (Massmann) Athmann. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1997. He was united in marriage to Sarah Mueller on August 18, 2001 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Kevin was a welder/fabricator that dedicated the majority of his working career to Felling Trailers in Sauk Centre.  He also worked at Rotochopper and most recently at Standard Iron. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, engaging in shenanigans at the cabin, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. Kevin loved spending time with his friends and extended family, but nothing meant more to him than his wife and kids. He was always the proud dad in the front row, taking photos and videos at Kylie’s dance competitions and Peyton’s basketball games and motocross races. He was also the best pit man a son could ask for.

Survivors include his loving wife and best friend of 23 years, Sarah Athmann of Freeport; children, Kylie and Peyton Athmann, both at home; parents, Vern and Diane Athmann of Sauk Centre; sister, Kari (Darin) Thompson of Alexandria; grandmother, Bernice Massmann of Sauk Centre; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Erwin “Erv” Massmann and Arnold and Irene Athmann. 

In honor of Kevin, please wear something comfortable to the visitation, please don’t dress up!  Camouflage, motocross or snowmobile gear and jeans were his thing!

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Melrose

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Melrose

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Seven Dolors Catholic Church

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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