Jonny Kaplan

  • BORN: March 21, 1991
  • DIED: May 28, 2018
  • LOCATION: Medford, Minnesota

Jonathan James Kaplan, age 27, of Medford, passed away May 28, 2018.
A memorial gathering to remember Jonny will be from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, June 2nd 2018 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna.
Jonny was born in Owatonna March 21, 1991 to parents Grant and Cathy (Nelson) Kaplan. He graduated from Medford High School in 2009. He then attended Rutgers University, in New Jersey obtaining certification in Golf Turf Management. Jonny came back to Minnesota to work at various golf courses in the area. He then pursued a career as a Maintenance Technician stemming from his love of engines.
Jonny was a fun-loving, kind hearted person and he could always put a smile on someone's face. He enjoyed being outdoors, which included camping, fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling, four wheeling and dirt biking. He enjoyed tinkering with engines and figuring out how things worked.
The proudest moment of his life was the birth of his daughter Ariel. Jonny also loved Austin and Aurora with all his heart.
We find comfort in knowing that he will not only live on in our hearts and memories, but also by helping others as an organ donor. Jonny will be missed by all his family and friends. We want to break the silence of addiction and depression and we are hoping that anyone reading this obituary who is or knows someone struggling will reach out for help before it is too late. Donations are preferred and will be put in a trust for his daughter Ariel.

Jonny is survived by his daughter, Ariel; fiancé, Tracy Carlson and her children Austin and Aurora, Savage MN; parents, Grant and Cathy Kaplan, Medford; brothers, Jeremy (Leah) Kaplan, St. Paul, MN, Jacob (Dana) Kaplan, Owatonna; grandmothers, Nancy Nelson, Owatonna, DeAnn Kaplan, Blooming Prairie; nieces and nephews, Emily and Madison Kaplan and Landon and Jolene Kaplan.
Preceded in death by grandfathers, Harold Nelson and Gene Kaplan; and cousin Eric Kaplan.

  • Brick Meger Funeral Home
  • 1603 Austin Road
  • Owatonna, MN 55060-4021
  • (507) 451-1457
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“ My condolences go out to the Kaplan family. Know you are not alone in your grieving. And may the God of love help your broken heart. (Psalms 147:1) ”

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