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Jeffrey Menage

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Jeffrey P. Menage

Jeffrey Peter Menage , age 49, of Springfield, Minnesota died on December 17, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Springfield.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 20, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the St. John Lutheran Church, Springfield, MN.

Service will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church, Springfield, MN, on Saturday at 11:00 am.

A reception and fellowship will continue following services at the Springfield Community Center.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

On line condolences may be left for the family at

Jeffrey Peter Menage was born February 23, 1964, in Britt Iowa to Karen and Elmer Menage. He attended elementary and high school in Luverne, MN, graduating in 1982. He attended Willmar JC for 2 years. Jeff completed his undergraduate degree in Education at Southwest State in Marshall, MN in 1987. Coach Menage's first teaching/coaching job was in Spring Valley, MN. After one year there he relocated to Worthington, MN to coach and teach in both the Worthington education system and at Worthington Community College. Jeff's next stop was the University of Minnesota as a graduate assistant with Golden Gopher Football. While at the U of M, Jeff achieved his Master's Degree. During this time he met Julie Stumpf and they were united in marriage at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN on July 25, 1992. Together they blazed a coaching trail thru Morningside College, Westmar College, South Dakota State University, the University of North Dakota, and finally Murray State in Murray, Kentucky. In 2006 Jeff and his family joined the Springfield Community as their State Farm Agent. As Springfield's "Good Neighbor" Jeff was involved in Rotary and was a dedicated supporter of all Springfield Activities. Most recently he was on the staff of the National Football Academies as a Certified C2 Teacher specializing in Quarterback Mechanics. Recently he spent 9 days in Denmark and Sweden teaching the game he loves, American Football, to the respective national teams in each country. Jeff is lovingly remembered by his wife of 21 years, and his children, Jacob, a Freshman at SDSU and Jordyn, a Junior at Springfield HS.

He is survived by his wife Julie, children Jacob and Jordyn of Springfield; parents- Elmer and Karen (Anderson) Menage of Luverne; a sister - Kristin (Randy) Kuechenmeister of Blue Earth, MN and their children - Joseph and Kateyln; and a brother - Tom (Amy) Menage of Rock Rapids, IA and their children - Peter and Paige.

Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 20, 2013
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