Jon 'Revy' Reveland, 47, of Rochester, MN died Friday, June 10, 2011.
Jon Paul Reveland was born June 27, 1963 in Faribault, MN.He moved to Rochester with his family in 1969 and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1981.He had a long career at McMurphy's Sports Cafe where his love for sporting events, especially football Sundays, enjoyed with co-workers, family and patrons was the love of his life.
Rev was passionate about many things...golf, traveling, friendships and family.His passion and love for his nieces and nephews tops all the charts.For the greater part of the last 30 years he has shared his life with them and has been an amazing uncle.His friendships meant the world to him...whether you were a new friend of old, the moment you met him you had a friend for life.
Jon is survived by his sister, Brenda (Doug) Priebe of Rochester; his brother, Patrick (Vickie) Reveland of Rochester; six nieces and nephews, Jason (Katie) Priebe of Rochester, Jeff (Jen) Priebe of Rochester, Jaclyn Priebe of Minneapolis, MN, Brooke (Lance) Resner of Rochester, Michael (Jena) Reveland of St. Paul, MN, and Nicholas Reveland of Washington, DC; and many longtime dear friends who meant so much to him.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlen and Bernadette (Maas) Reveland.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel.Inurnment will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens Columbarium.A visitation will be held Tuesday, June 14 from 5:00 8:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorials are suggested to the family.
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Brenda and Pat , I'm very sorry for your loss. It has been a lot of years since we have seen each other or been in touch. Jon was too young to be gone. Aunt Mary Kay
Although my recollection of time spent in Rochester get hazier with each passing year, the memories of Revy (beginning in kindergarden) remain profoundly clear. He made the smallest guy in the class feel safe and included. Everyone should be so lucky to reflect on their life experience and claim him as an influence. Thank you Rev!
So very sorry to hear of Revy''''s passing.........Revy was a neat guy and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
It is sad to find out you have lost a friend. Many years and miles seperate us and, always a smile, it was like I never left when we would see each other. You will be dearly missed. Ozzie
To the Reveland and Priebe families
Sincerest condolences to you all of you at this very sad time . From the tributes and the photos it is clear he was hugely loved and enjoyed life to the full with his family and friends and made a tremendous and lasting impact in his nearly 48 years. Our thought and prayers are with you all .
Conal , Mary and family.
Laughter, Love and Life, you sure lived it Revy.
I cannot think of one person you met that you did not make smile! There are so many wonderful memories. People were drawn to you. You possesed the gift of sincerity, you will not be forgotten, you will truly be missed.
To your Family, our deepest sympathies.
Rev always made us feel like "Norm" at Cheers. He never forgot us and before we even sat down he had our drinks on the bar.
He had a huge smile and took the time to shoot the breeze. When people met him, they had a friend forever.
Val and Mike Gerber
Every time I hear a song by "Bread" I will think of you. You made me laugh.
The 1st time I met Revy was @ his house w/ some friends that were invited to a get together. As I was introduced I coughed & spit my drink in his face, convinced I was going 2 get escorted out. I was suprised when he said don''t worry about it & spent the next 1/2 hour talking JM hockey. I realized what great man I just met. Revy thanks for always making me feel like I had my best friend around.
You always pushed me to do the best I could at everything from bartending to softball..I''ll never forget where I learned how to be so great at so many things. In the 5 yrs I got to know you , you became like a father to me. Showing me compassion when needed and being stern when necessary & no matter how badly I was doing at softball games you were there cheering me on regardless. Thank you for everything you taught me and showing me the person I can be
Reading these tributes I find the definition of a great man! It is clear he touched countless lives and I missed the privilege of knowing him. Peace and blessings to his family and friends as you celebrate his life.
To the Revy family, my thoughts and prayers are with you!! It had been a long time since I have seen you "20 year reunion", sorry about that, but we sure at some fun at JM!!
God blessed us all.
Celebrating all the good Jon did in this world, sharing in your sadness.
I have fond farm memories of "Jon Jon".
Thanks for everything you have done for me, my mom, and my brother.
So sorry to hear about the loss of Revy. I worked with him in therapy after his stroke. What a personality! He had nicknames for all of us therapists and nurses and always made you smile! Prayers for your family.
To Rev''s Family - what a great loss for all those who knew and loved him. I was one of those who loved him for sure. This man made everyone around him know and feel how important they were to him.....
His ability to love and make others happy will never be forgotten by any of us who were blessed to have him "grace" our lives.
Will miss you Buddy - - -
Thanks for all the good memories at McMurph''s-you made that place buddy! Love you man, you are the best! Devo
It was a pleasure to be able to grow up in Northeast with Revy playing hockey and baseball and seeing him at McMurphy''s when I was in town. It meant a lot when Rev would ask how my Dad ( one of his pony hockey coaches) was doing, the world will miss his kindness and the way he treated people. For my parents, brother and myself, my condolences and prayers to Pat and the rest of his family and to his many friends as well - RIP Revy
We would like to express our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Jon ''Revy'' Paul Reveland''s family. You are in our prayers.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Jon/Revey. Revey was one of the best people I know and always looked forward to catching up with him when I would visit Rochester. He always saved me a seat at McMurphy''s when hockey season was being played. I will miss his smiling face!
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH REVYS FAMILY.
I FIRST MET REVY AT MCMURPHYS.
I WORKED 2ND SHIFT AND ATE LUNCH THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON.REVY WAS ALWAYS THERE TO LISTEN THO THE CUSTOMERS TALES OF WOE.
AS I SAT THERE WATCHING REVY INTENTLY LISTENING TO THESE PEOPLE AND HE PUT THEM AT EASE.THAT WAS ONE OF THE MANY TALENT OF REVYS.
My deepest sympathy to Revy''s family. He was such a great man and had a smile that you could see from a distance. He will be missed greatly.
You will be missed more than words could ever say! When I first started working at McMurphy''s, I knew that you would always be there to protect me and make sure that everything was going good in my life! I will always hold you dear to my heart!
To Revey''s Family and Friends,
You all have my deepest sympathy and payers. He will never be forgotten because he was such a great man!
With all my love,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
I was a classmate of Revys and remember him fondly from McMurph''s. He was always such a nice guy...... My prayers go out to the family in this difficult time.
To rev''s family,
Not many people in this world can exude happiness and share a smile 24/7. I could always count on Rev to privide both regardless how his day was rolling out. Honored to know him and only hope to privide as many smiles as he did. RIP my friend. C
Revy and family, The good Lord made one Revy and he did a great job. Revy Rev, you touched so many people with your smile! I will miss you brother as no one had the talent of getting people in a great mood no matter like you could!
You supported so many things, people, events and had that way of spreading the love!!!
The Master of making the room shine every place he walked into! I will miss our talks like many others will, on how the game should have been played, how the golf swing was working and how the people around you had been doing.
Make sure to keep the fence loose up there for this Irish boy Revy.
Soften up Saint Peter for me as I know you will be running the show making sure every entering the gates will be comforted by your presence!
You rest now Revy, go in Peace.
Revy always knew how to make you feel special. He will be missed more than anyone will know. Thanks for the memories and your smile.
Sorry to hear about ''''revs''''passing.Sad that a J M Rocket will no longer be with us.
It seems like everyone knew Rev and are sharing so many wonderful stories of his life. His memory will live on forever. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Priebe and Reveland family during this difficult time.
You took me under your wing when I was an 18 year old bartender at Dooley''s. I loved working the top bar with you (even though I had to clean it every time when Mick "called you down to the door" :). I will miss your positive outlook and the Revy lingo and cadence that is truly once in a life time. Rest in peace brother - I will always remember my time with you.
To Revy''''s Family,
I first met Revy during the hockey days of RCC and Dooley''''s in the early 80''''s. Occasionally, I would stop into McMurphys and Revy would still call me by my nickname. I was truly an honor to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Revy, wished I could be there to say good bye. You were like a big brother to me. You looked out for me and protected me while I was working at Mcmurphys and even long after I quit. Even though you were a man of few words you cared so much. You will never be forgotten!! May god grant your family peace in this time of sorrow!!
Revy, Pat, and Family,
I have so many wonderful memories to share that it has been very difficult to whittle it down to two. 1) VFW hockey season, Harlen driving us all the way from Rochester to Richfield thru a driving blizzard, only to arrive at a vacant arena because the game had been cancelled. Of course if we had rolled down our windows and listened before we left we might have know that. 2) Revy coming off the bench to join the rumble that McCally had started, JM - Mayo hockey 1981, and escaping penalty - free, when it should have been a game misconduct.
Your radiant smile and infectious laugh will be missed by all of us.
Pat and Vicki, very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed spending time with Jon on Tuesday nights. He knew many people at the field and was a joy for me to be around. I will miss his smile and friendly attitude as will many others at the ball park.
To the family of Revy,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss. Revy was ''The Man!''
You have my sympathy on the loss of your brother. May God be with you as you walk through this darkest of times.
Pat, I''m sorry to hear of passing of your brother... One can never be prepared for the loss of a sibling. You and Vickie are in my thoughts and prayers!
May God hold you in his arms and keep you safe my friend. Rest well. Tracy
Thanks for the memories and good times Revy.
Rest in peace ya nut!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family & Friends of Revy! He was a great person and always had a smile on his face. He will truley be missed.
My condolences go out to the Reveland family. I always enjoyed running into Revy and seeing his infectious smile when I''d be home visiting family. He will be missed by all.
Reveland & Priebe families,
Revy was one of the kindest individuals I have ever come to know. I had the privilege of running into him Tuesday and received one of the famous "Revy Hugs". I will miss him terribly. Sending prayers and blessings your way.
Cathy, you hit the nail on the head with the 9 hole golf course and a stair stepper.
Our thoughts a prayers are with the family, God bless.
There are a few people in this world that change how you look at life. Revy used to say "would you just relax". He made realize the little things that stress us out are just that...little. I look forward to seeing you again my friend.
The family ,his friends and all of those that were touched by this wonderful man will miss him dearly. He certainly brought his smile, humour ,passion and caring to our family. I will always remember him calling me for our birthdays and taking the time to make my son and wife feel special when he was around. His benefit was an amazing outpouring of love that said more than words could ever say. Goodbye Jonny.............
Revy was one of the nicest men I have ever met. He will be truly missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I loved you and respected you more than anyone will ever know. I will never forget my favorite manager.
Rest in peace Jon
Reveland & Priebe family:
Revy is one of the greatest human beings I have ever had the pleasure to have known. I have great memories of us at Vikings games as well as at McMurphy''s. He touched so many lives that produced so many great memories for so many that it will be impossible for his memory to ever be forgotten. My wife Tami and I will never forget him. God Bless.