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John D. O’Rourke, 54

Aug 25, 2019

John O'Rourke

Wells John Dennis O’Rourke, age 54, died on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the American Legion in Wells.

John, the son of Dennis and Joyce, was born on March 27, 1965 in Wells. He graduated from Wells Easton High School and lived life to the fullest traveling the country before settling back in southern Minnesota. John is known for having a heart of gold and hands in the dirt, water, or whatever mess he could get his hands on. Most days you could find him on his motorcycle or in a boat.

His family will miss his quick smile and the endless bounty from his garden. John was an avid gardener and loved making things grow. Every fall would bring dozens upon dozens of canned vegetables. Holidays won’t be the same without pickles and spicy green beans.

John is preceded in death by his father, Dennis O’Rourke. John’s spirit is carried on by his mother, Joyce; special friend, Trishel Adams; siblings Michele (Barbara) O’Rourke, of Minneapolis, Kevin (Brenda) O’Rourke, of Walker, Sheila O’Rourke, of Wells; children, Ashley (Brian) Eimer, of North Mankato, Thane (special friend Stacia Roberts), of Emmons, Hunter O’Rourke, of Hartland, Racquel O’Rourke, of Albert Lea; and grandchildren, Weston Eimer, Declan Eimer, Rylan O’Rourke, and Quinn O’Rourke.