Jeffrey VonBank, 56

Jeffrey VonBank, age 56 of Northfield, passed away with his family by his side, on Friday afternoon, March 29, 2019, at the Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, following a lengthy illness.

Jeffrey Michael VonBank was born January 8, 1963, in Shakopee, Minnesota, to James and Rosemary (Geiger) VonBank.  He was raised in New Prague and graduated New Prague High School in 1981.  Following high school Jeff studied woodworking and wood refinishing at Dakota County Vocational College.  In 2000, he moved to Northfield.  Jeff was generous, caring and well liked by a wide circle of friends.  His passion was finding and restoring antiques.

Survivors include his best friend, Camille Hughes; his siblings, Linda (Ron) Deutsch of Hampshire, IL, Greg (Connie) of Montgomery, Terry of New Prague, Sandy (Mark) Scheffler of New Prague, Tom (Jana) of Savage, Diane Schmitt of Buffalo, MN, Kevin (Carol) of New Prague, Bill of Prior Lake; his sister-in-law, Karen VonBank of New Prague; 32 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Steve in January 2014; his sister, Nancy Simon in May 1996; his niece, Candace Simon in June 1993; his infant nephews, Michael and Joseph VonBank; and his infant great-nephew, Jase Simon.

A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at Odd Fellows Park in Northfield at a future date.  Please see for updates.



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