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Jeffery "Odie" Wehrs

December 2, 1960 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 60)


Jeffery Scott “Odie” Wehrs went home to Jesus on July 2, 2021 at the age of 60. 

Jeff was born to Lyle and Mary Wehrs on December 2, 1960 in Rochester, Minnesota.  Jeff attended Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Plainview High School in 1979.  He joined the US Army and served during the Cold War stationed in Germany.  Upon returning he attended Concordia University, Saint Paul and later Northeast Metro Technical College for Orthotics.  Jeff spent many years in the Twin City’s area before moving to Merrill Wisconsin to join Marshfield Clinic for Orthotics.  Later he worked with Healthdrive as a certified Pedorthist.  Jeff retired early due to an injury.

Jeff married Jamie Luepke in 1983 and had two children, Seth Wehrs and Nina Wehrs of Wausau.  His children and granddaughter were the best part of his life, his love and pride in them was with him every day.

Jeff found the love of his life and true companion when he met and married Heather (Habeck/Fay) Wehrs December 27, 2014.  She survives.

Jeff found joy in many things.  Some of his favorites included golfing with friends at Tribute, especially his partner Dave.  Target shooting with the guys.  Bowling with family and friends in the Saturday night Church league at Les and Jim’s.  Movies at the Cosmo with Darryl “Big Dog” and the boys.  Riding, first motorcycles and later his Can Am Spyder.  Watching the Vikings and the Minnesota Twins play.  And collecting!  Jeff couldn’t pass a flea market or garage sale without wanting to stop.  Jeff and Heather shared many adventures and loved to travel together.  Disney World being a favorite place.

Jeff is survived by his wife; parents; children and granddaughter, Rivendell.   He is also survived by siblings David (Bobbi) Wehrs, Colorado, Richard (Elizabeth) Wehrs, Illinois, Ruth Lentz (James Nock), Rochester, Janet (Glenn) Timm, Millville, Jeri Wehrs, Plainview and many nieces, nephews, and great nephews. 

Jeff had such a fun and generous nature he made so many friends along his journey through life.  He will be missed by many.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at St John’s Lutheran Church in, 1104 East 3rd Street, Merrill, Wisconsin 54452.  Visitation starting at 9am, service at 11am with a lunch to follow.  Special thank you to Pastor David Szeto for assisting the family and being one of Jeffs good friends. 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in his name to St. Johns Lutheran, Merrill, Immanuel Lutheran, Plainview, or a favored Veterans Association.

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Memorial Service
July 17, 2021

11:00 AM

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