Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher Pesch, 35, of Porter, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Friday, April 12, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Interment with military rites will follow the service at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Taunton.
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Christopher Lyle Pesch was born on May 29, 1983, in Canby, MN, to Kenneth and Adeline (Grengs) Pesch. He attended grade school in Minneota and graduated from Lakeview High School in Cottonwood in 2001. At age 17, Christopher enlisted in the Army National Guard. In 2005, he was deployed to Iraq. He served for 22 months doing convoy security. In 2010, he was deployed to Kuwait for 12 months where he worked in communications. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Porter. He worked as an H-Vac Technician for Bisbee Plumbing and Heating in addition to several other jobs. Christopher loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed scrapping as a hobby and loved riding his motorcycle.
Christopher died on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after suffering an accidental electrocution while doing fractal woodworking in his garage. He is survived by his father Ken Pesch (and Brenda Alley) of Porter, mother Charlie (and Dave) Richter of Minneota, brothers Kenneth Pesch Jr. (and Leah) of Marshall and Jacob Richter of Arco, niece Karissa Pesch, his significant other, Stephanie Schilling, and numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.