Jake Rehling, age 41, of Oak Grove and St. Francis Police Chief, died November 16, 2016 at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis. A celebration of Jake’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 26th at the St. Francis High School gymnasium. Visitation will be held at 12:00 P.M. with police tribute procession to follow at 1:00 P.M in honor of Jake and his service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Village Bank to the Jake Rehling Foundation for Youth. Funds donated will be given back to support the community youth.
Jake was born December 21, 1974 in Onamia, Minnesota to Darrell “Ole” and Carrie (Stoltman) Rehling. He was raised in Isanti and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1993. Jake continued his education and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University. He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Chief Jake Rehling worked for the St. Francis Police Department where he dutifully served his community for 16 years. Jake was an avid outdoorsman and hunted globally. He was recognized for his archery expertise through many professional sponsorships. Jake loved his family dearly; they always came first. He was an amazing husband and a dedicated dad. He loved his community and coaching his son in sports. He was happiest when hunting with his wife Brooke. Jake was everybody’s best friend and was so many things to so many people. He truly was one of a kind.
Jake is survived by his wife, Brooke; son, Aiden; mother, Carrie Rehling; sisters, Gina Baker, Carla (Jeremy) Holland, Lisa Rehling (Carlos Alcaraz), and Isomi Tomari (David Leak); also by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell “Ole” Rehling.