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Gary Rein

January 28, 1947 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 72)

The sweetest man on earth died June 26th, 2019. 

Gary Edward Rein was born in Duluth, Minnesota on January 28th, 1947 to Ronald and Dorothy Rein.  He graduated from Duluth Central in 1965 and received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1970.  He was a member of the pharmaceutical honor society Rho Chi as well as the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity.  He served in the Army for three years from 1971 to 1974, spending time in California and Germany.

On March 21st, 1970 he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Hedman.  They were married for 25 years until her death in 1995.  He was lucky to find love again and married Janet LeVake on April 17th, 2004.  They were married for 15 years.

He worked at Bober Drug on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota for over 30 years.  He was the quintessential friendly neighborhood pharmacist.  He was kind and compassionate and customers loved him for it. He was a credit to his profession.

Gary enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, pickle ball, and traveling.  He especially loved traveling with Jan in their RV and exploring all over the United States. He was an excellent card player and was merciless with his “Rein’s Rules”.

He had a vivacious personality and always made people around him laugh.  He was overly generous and had a heart of gold.  He was goofy and funny and loved playing with his grandkids.  He was an awesome man, bar none.

He is no doubt in heaven now making everyone call him “Mr. Gary Edward Rein Sir”.

He is preceded in death by first wife Patricia; baby boy Rein; parents Ronald and Dorothy; and brother Randal.  He is survived by wife Janet; children Leah (Steve) Twohy and Stuart (Kelly); step-children Michael (Margaret) LeVake and Chad (Elena) LeVake; grandchildren Molly, Keira, Calvin, Anthony, Victoria, Chelsey, Madison, Lila, and Lola; great grandchildren Taylor, Cami, Jordyn, and Elena; siblings, Carol (Rainer Rocheleau) and Larry (Linda); and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial Service 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM, Monday, July 8, 2019 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7000 Hinton Ave. S., Cottage Grove, MN, 55016.

Memorials are preferred.

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