Jonathan Bleed


Jonathan Paul Bleed, age 58, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Jonathan was born on March 10, 1963 in Minneapolis, MN to Merle (Melcher) and David Bleed. He lived in Minneapolis until 1965. He lived in Waconia from 1965-1973 and moved to rural Hammond in 1973. He graduated from John Marshall High School. He graduated from Thief River Falls Tech in aircraft mechanics. Jonathan served in the US Navy from 1981-1985. He custom combined for a season and farmed the family farm from 1986-1990. He delivered oxygen for Rochester Respiratory and worked for Hobart as a service tech. Jonathan married Jacqueline Urban on April 1, 1999 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.

Jonathan loved Schmidt beer, the outdoors, and his family and friends.

Jonathan is survived by his wife, Jacque; his mother, Merle Melcher; his children, Jonathon (Renee) Bangtson of Rochester, MN and Marteena (Brandon) Bangtson of Zumbrota, MN; grandchildren, Carly and Molly Sundberg; brothers, Tim (Annette) Bleed of St. Paul, MN and Andy Bleed; sisters, Katie (Scott) Shones of Harmond, MN and Laura (Mark) Gonnella of Dawson, NE; 5 nephews; 4 nieces; 3 great nieces; and 1 great nephew.

Jonathan is preceded in death by his father, David; paternal and maternal grandparents; and his 4 best friends, Brian Kautz, Stanley Duncan, Tim Krismer, and Jim Krismer.

A Jon Bleed style party will be held this summer.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Jonathan may be shared at

12 thoughts on “Jonathan Bleed

  1. John and I were childhood friends. I would spend a few weeks during the Summer at the Bleed Farm when we were teenagers. Riding Indian motor cycles through the woods!
    I was always amazed with the knowledge John and the whole family had with living off the land.

    R.I.P John! You were a good friend and good person.

  2. Sending our deepest condolences to your family. We sure had some great laughs with Jon. Loved his great humor. We will cherish all the good times with Jon. Lynn & Amy Walker

  3. He was one of the first people to treat me like a friend when I moved here in Hammond. Always a “ how’s it going “ or simply a smile and a wave. It means o lot to me . A friend that became family to me. I miss you and will never forget the kindness you and your family shared with me and my family.

  4. Jon was a great neighbor and friend to our family over the years. When my dad moved to his new residence Jon was quick to visit him to make sure he was up to date on all of the local gossip. He will be missed by all who knew him!

  5. So sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. He will be missed by many. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  6. I remember Jon from Elementary school at Northrop Elementary in Rochester, The Hammond/Zumbro Falls kids got bused to Northrop all of those kids were the best. I also went to Kellogg and JM with him too. May he RIP, Jane Liddy Sandmeyer

  7. I’m so glad I stopped at the Neptune a couple Sunday’s ago and had a beer with you and Jack! You fought a hard battle but never ever complained! Rest easy my friend, you will be missed.

  8. Hugs. So many hugs. Jon will live on in all the love and kindness that always radiated from his genuinely happy soul. His big smile is something to never forget. I was blessed to know this incredible man and to spend time with his family. My deepest sympathy to you all. More HUGS.

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