Trevor Allen Luepke passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side in the early morning hours on May 6, 2021 after a tough, six-month battle with stage-4 pancreatic cancer.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 pm at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls.
Trevor was born on October 5, 1982 to Lee Luepke and Brenda (Ryer) Luepke in Willmar and baptized at St. Paul Lutheran in Granite Falls. Trevor attended Granite Falls, Montevideo and Willmar schools while growing up, during which he got into a lot of mischievousness with his brothers, cousins, and his aunt Kelly.
He also grew up with a wrench in his hand, learning his craft from working at his father’s shop, Lee’s Auto, for around 10 years, during which he got his ASE certification. He then went on to work at Cargill in Gluek for a couple years, before landing a job as the Yellow Medicine County diesel mechanic, where he worked for the past 10 years. During this time, Trevor devoted 15 years as a volunteer firefighter for the Granite Falls Fire Department.
Trevor met the love of his life, Jenna, on July 22, 2000, where she fell in love with the Luepke dimples and unique laugh. They married six years later to the date at Clarkfield Lutheran Church. Throughout their relationship they had three beautiful daughters, Kiersten (2004), London (2010), and McKendree (2012). He was a very family-oriented person, spending many hours of quality time with his family.
Trevor had a love for camping at the lake, where he would often go fishing, have boat rides, and spend time with family and friends. He also had a love of tinkering with anything with an engine. When he wasn’t doing these things, he also watched Nascar races, in which he always supported Kevin Harvick, along with Vikings games and numerous science-fiction and horror movies.
Trevor leaves behind his wife of almost 15 years, Jenna (Staab) Luepke; his daughters – Kiersten, London, and McKendree of Granite Falls; twin brother, Travis (Jennifer) Luepke; brother, Ryan (Ashley) Luepke, all of Granite Falls; step-brother, Adam (Brenna) Grund of Granite Falls; half-brothers – Jordan (Jennifer Irvine) Luepke and Aaron Luepke (special friend Alexis), all of Granite Falls; father, Lee (Julie) Luepke from Granite Falls. He also leaves behind 12 nieces and nephews, along with many other relatives.
Trevor is preceded in death by his mother, Brenda (Ryer) Luepke; grandfathers – ValGean Ryer and Dale Luepke; grandmother, Joanne (Reinke) Luepke; aunt, Val Ryer; and uncle, Doug Ryer.
Blessed be his memory.
Published on May 10, 2021