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June 22, 1953 – February 6, 2021

Michael John Dahlheimer “Jello”, age 67, of Otsego, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born on June 22, 1953 in Minneapolis the son of George F. and Eleanor (Ryberg) Dahlheimer.

He graduated from Elk River High School in 1972.

On October 27, 1984, Michael J. Dahlheimer and Cherryl A. Berning were joined in holy marriage at St. Martin Catholic Church in Rogers.  God blessed their marriage with two children.

Michael was employed for over thirty-two years as a truck driver for Southside Lumber Company.

He was a former drag racer, enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle and playing cards.  Michael had a big heart to people.

Survived by his loving wife of thirty-six years: Cherryl; a son: Jared (Nicole) Dahlheimer of Monticello;  daughter: Jocelyn Griffin of Georgia; two granddaughters: Lexi Dahlheimer and Kyla Griffin; siblings: Mary Becker of Elk River, Gary (LuAnne) Dahlheimer of Dayton, Barb (Larry) Ende of Hassan and Donald (Karen) Dahlheimer of Chicago; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents George and Eleanor Dahlheimer , mother-in-law Annette Ebert, a brother-in-law Jerry Becker, a nephew Adam Ende and by a niece Julie Becker.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 4-8 P.M. at Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael, MN.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Michael J. “Jello” Dahlheimer will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church-Elk River, MN.

Inurnment: will follow at St. Martin Cemetery-Rogers, MN

Mass of Christian Burial livestream link:




7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Joe Marx

    Rest In Peace Jello

  2. Tammy Whiteford Thibodeau

    My condolences to all of Jello’s family and friends. Cherish the memories.

  3. Gene Goodin

    Prayers for my old friend & his family.

  4. Jean Barthel

    Sending prayers of comfort to the family.
    **Dont cry because its over. REJOICE because it was**

  5. John and Barb DeMars

    So sorry for your loss. Good and kindhearted man…John called him “The Quiet Giant”…. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.😇

  6. Jeffrey J chounard

    Everyone loved him!
    Rest in peace my old friend

  7. Elaine & Greg Berning

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    He was a great friend and will be missed dearly.


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