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February 6, 1969 -December 5, 2022

Kent Christopher Rahne, 53, of St. Michael passed away on Dec. 5, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  Kent was born in Grand Rapids, MN, on February 6, 1969, to Jerry & Joyce Rahne.  While growing up, Kent achieved the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout.   Kent graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1987, then earned a degree in computer engineering from UMD in 1992. Kent worked for LSS Data Systems/Meditech as a computer programmer for over 28 years. Kent & Marci grew up together and were married for 26 years. He was fiercely proud of the life & family they built together.  Kent’s greatest joy in life was his children.  He often said he wasn’t sure how he got lucky enough to get the two very best kids in the world. He could often be found coaching youth hockey and baseball, pacing the sidelines of soccer fields, and cheering on Abbie & William during their events. He loved spending time with them and was a wonderful Dad.   Kent loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Crow River Sportsman’s Club. He had the great privilege of coaching the STMA High School Trap Shooting team and cherished the trap community. He loved the outdoors especially family trips up north, the cabin in Wisconsin, and ski trips to Michigan.   Kent was preceeded in death by his grandparents, Julian & Mary Rahne, and Rudolph & Rose Erklouts. He is survived by his wife: Marci (nee Hare), children: Abbie & William; his dog Bear; parents: Jerry & Joyce Rahne; In-laws: Bill & Rhoda Hare; siblings: Kevin Rahne, Kenny (Kim) Rahne, Kendra (Geoff) Devenney; brother-in law: Mike (Lisa) Hare; nieces & nephews: Britta, Anna, Cole, Kaitlyn, Hannah & Chelsea; and many other cherished family members and friends. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4th one hour prior to services AT THE CHURCH.    Celebration of Kent’s life: Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 3:00 P.M, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, MN followed by food & fellowship at Rush Creek Golf Course.   The family encourages attendees to wear their favorite flannel to the celebration.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeff Sieber

    I am so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing, all of us at the Crow River sportsman’s Club will miss him.

  2. Brian Kuch

    Shocked and saddened by Kent’s passing. I will lift up heartfelt prayers for the family in this extremely sad time. The words “I’m sorry for your loss” are not enough for you in this moment. You will be in my prayers.

  3. Vicki L Williams

    I’m so sorry to hear about Kent’s passing. He was a wonderful coworker and will be missed by so many. I only knew Kent for a few years, but in that time found him to be such a kind and generous person.

  4. Ted and Barbara Epple

    We are sorry to hear about Kent’s passing. He lead a wonderful life in Minnesota with his wife and children with the loving tributes above. Wishing his family peace and comfort at this time. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  5. Cathy Klenotich

    I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful husband and father . I worked with Marci for many years and they became dear friends. We love you guys ❤️

  6. Denis Wolowiecki

    Hard to believe this. Just one short year ago Kent and I were talking and laughing in the hotel lobby during the polka fest, where he was laughing and dancing with Mom on her 90th birthday. Was so great to see him and then, “life happened”. Thoughts and prayers to Marci and the kids. Love, the AZ Wolowiecki family

  7. Shari Swanson

    Dear Marci. How sad I am with you at the passing of your Kent. I am praying for you and Abbie and William. Much love and sympathy sweet friend. ❤️

  8. Scott Damon

    Omg! I can’t believe this.
    Kent an incredible man. I loved coaching and working with him. He was simply the best as far as I am concerned. I am shocked!
    I am so so sorry for you loss, Marci, Abby, and William. Anything I can do call me anytime.

  9. Jodi (Wigand) Martin


    I am so sorry to hear about Kent. Prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.

  10. Jason Scherber

    Dear Marcy,
    Sorry for your loss. You’re in the prayers of many here at Oak View Elementary.
    God bless,
    Jason Scherber

  11. Dan and Patty Borer Family

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Kent! We loved visiting with home at the rink- games!! He was a nice man and will be missed. Sending our coy to to your Family

  12. Laura Rostance

    We just found out about the passing of Kent.
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Sending so much love from your 6B family!
    Love from all the nurses and aids on 6B ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Dana & Eric Mourning Family

    Marci, Abbie, & Will
    I was so saddened to hear of Kent’s passing. We’ve been thinking a lot about the 3 of you; especially during the holiday season. We are thankful for the time he spent coaching the kids trapshooting. Sending you our love and many hugs. Sincerely, Dana


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