Shane E. Brehm, 45, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, September 11, 2020.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory. Please remember to wear your mask; if you are unable to attend a live stream of the funeral service will be on the funeral home’s Facebook page.
Shane was born on September 21, 1974 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Robert and Janice (Winner) Brehm. Shane was a 1993 graduate of Hempstead High School in Dubuque IA.
On March 24th, 2001 he was united in marriage to his soul mate and the love of his life Megan Theresa Benn. Shane worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for 17 years where he developed many long-lasting friendships.
Shane had a deep passion for the great outdoors and took pride in teaching this passion to his daughter Cassie Sue (baby doll). Whether a successful hunt or not, he valued the time he got to spend with her and the life lessons he hoped he had taught her. He took his role as a father very seriously and proved this by whole heartedly accepting and raising his two stepsons as his own.
Shane was always the first to drop what he was doing to help someone else and he never missed a moment to make someone else feel good. He made it his life’s journey to put a smile on everyone’s face, especially his wife’s. He was a long-standing member of the Dubuque Field Archers Club where he practiced his art of finding any poison ivy on the property. On any given weekend you could find him riding side-by-sides with his friends, kayaking, walking trails and hunting. He most valued the times he got to spend with his mother camping.
He is survived by his loving wife Megan T. Brehm of Dubuque IA; three children, Dacotta Montgomery (Chelsey) of Dubuque IA, Jamie Benn (Abby) of Dyersville IA, Cassie Brehm (Luke) of Dubuque IA; one grandson Toby Bonert; his parents Robert and Janice Brehm of Durango IA; seven brothers and sisters; Michelle (Dwayne) Koopman of Newhall IA, Kelly (Dave) Krambeck of Earlville IA, Troy (Tina) Brehm, Dean (Kat) Brehm, Dennis (Brenda) Brehm all of Durango IA, Melanie (Mike) Fenner of Simpsonville KY and Cody Brehm of Dubuque IA. Mother-in-law Marilee Loney of Dubuque IA, Fathers-in-law James H (Connie) Benn of Dubuque IA, Tim (Linda) Maas of Bernard IA, Brother and sisters-in-law James (Jessica) Benn of Dickeyville WI, Jason (Cara) Benn of Peosta IA, Mary Benn (Brett) of Dubuque IA, Adam (Beverly) Maas of Farley IA, Kenneth (Amanda) Maas, Travis Benn, Zachary Donath all of Dubuque IA and many nieces, nephews and Godchildren whom all adored their Uncle “Shana”.
He will be sadly missed by many especially, Dan and Sharon Faber of Cascade IA and his lifelong friend Randy (Beth) Lester of Dubuque IA.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
In lieu of flowers a Shane Brehm memorial fund has been established.
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