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Michael Rehberg

West Des Moines, Iowa

1939 - 2017

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Michael RehbergWest Des MoinesMichael L "M.L." "Mike" Rehberg, age 78, born, August 28th, 1939, passed away on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, at Methodist Hospital following a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 55 years, Karen, and his three...

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Mike was a friend and neighbor. Although I only knew Mike for a few years, I really grew to appreciate his kindness, humor and friendship. One of the greatest testaments to Mike's honor is that he will be missed by so many.

-Chuck Spong

The world has lost a great person! Mike impacted the world in so many ways. I first met Mike when I was a prosecuting attorney. He testified in many of my OWI trials. Mike related so well with the jury and make complicated matters easy to understand. I always knew he would do a professional job. Mike gave both kindness and humor to those he met. I continued to work with Mike while at the Story County Sheriff's Office and as Commissioner. Mike's expertise, knowledge and ability to...

I was a young trooper when I met Mike. Nice friendly guy who always had a smile for you. I found out later that he sang lead in a barbershop quartet. The Jax of Harmony. What a voice!. It inspired me to try singing in barbershop. I sang in a quartet at a function where he was attending. He complimented us as only he could with encouragement and praise. It went a long way with us. THANKS Mike. Peace and love.

Mike and I go back to 1978 when I was first introduced to barbershop music. My wife Russine and I liked it so much we followed the Jax to International Contest a number of venues over the years. He played golf and so did I and over the next 30 plus years we played together on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday along with Cliff and Jack. He separated me from considerable of my billfold contents. Mike and our wives played in a number of couples tournaments, trips to Spring Green Wisconsin and...

I had no idea what an amazing man your father was, Tami. Hold on to your memories of him and cherish them. Keeping you in my prayers.