Charles J. "Jack" Remien

September 1, 1942 ~ February 22, 2019 (age 76)

Remien, Charles J. “Jack” Age 76, of Plymouth, MN, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2019. Jack was born on Sept 1, 1942 in Chicago, the son of C. Jack Remien and Charlotte Connery Remien. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Eunice, his cherished stepchildren, Pam (Mark ) Laventure and Mark (Tracie) Haagensen  and their children, Samantha Laventure (Corey), Thomas Laventure (Kayla), and Kellie and Chloe Haagensen.   Jack is also survived by his sister, Carol Remien (Larry) Hunsicker of Iowa City, and his stepbrother, Patrick Sheridan (Betsy Collins) McNulty of Santa Barbara,  along with five nieces and nephews.  He still has much family in the Chicago area, whom he continued to visit frequently, especially his treasured stepmother of 56 years, Marguerite Cleary McNulty Remien

Jack, who was a fifth generation Chicagoan, grew up in Winnetka.  He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin, following the death of his mother on Feb. 22, 1955. His first job after college took him to Minneapolis where he lived for the rest of his life.  He began a long and successful career in foodservice distribution and manufacturing. He aspired to top-level management positions, most notably as President of the Plymouth, MN Division of PYA/ Monarch, Inc.  Soft spoken, articulate and deliberate, Jack had an assuring style that put people at ease. He managed the business with a high level of integrity, honesty, and a bit of flair at times.  It was at Monarch Foods where he met his soulmate, Eunice, and they have been inseparable ever since.


Jack was loved and adored by his family and friends, and could always be counted on as a source of strength and support.  He loved sports, and diligently stood on the sidelines, year after year, cheering on his grandchildren at all of their high school and college sporting events.  Jack was also a car enthusiast, and managed to bring that passion to life with the creation of his 1929 Ford Tudor Sedan. It is a beautiful car that he built over the course of 20 years, with the assistance of several special friends.

Jack was also an active member of Eagle Brook Church in Wayzata and felt a special bond to the pastors and volunteers within that community. The inspirational messages he received at Eagle Brook truly brought him peace throughout this last year, as he bravely battled neuromuscular illness. 

Service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S.  Minneapolis, MN 55408 on Friday March 8, 2019 at 12pm, with visitation beginning at 11:30am. Luncheon and memory sharing to follow at Lakewood Memorial Mausoleum.

Memorials preferred to Eagle Brook Church- Wayzata Campus Building Campaign (One by One).

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