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Charles “Jeff” Rebbe

d. January 4, 2023


Charles “Jeff” Rebbe, 65, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Jeff was born May 15, 1957 to Charles and Jane (Thomas) Rebbe. His parents preceded him in death.

He married Cheryl Landreth on July 24, 1976 in Petersburg, Illinois.

Mourning his passing are his wife, Cheryl; children, Trisha Rebbe (fiancé Jeff Ray) and Tracie (Jake) Sampson; three grandchildren, Wesley and Brynlie Sampson, and Henry Ray; siblings, Greg (Jane) Rebbe, Vicki (Loren) Baxley, Mark (companion Brenda Davis) Rebbe, Lacy Rebbe, and Kris “Cricket” Parkes; sister-in-law, Cindy (Mark) Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Shirley Landreth.

Jeff worked for Menard Electric for three years right after graduating from Greenview High School in 1975.  Jeff is a fourth generation farmer who spent his entire life on the farm. He was a big contributor to the local farming community and made many life-long friends.

He was a board member of Prairieland FS, member of the Menard County Farm Bureau, and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Petersburg.

Jeff and Cheryl starting dating at the age of 16, were together for almost 50 years and were married for 46 years.  They created decades of memories that will not be forgotten.

Jeff, or as some refer to him as “Sir Charles”, loved to travel with his wife and friends.  He enjoyed taking his friends golf money on the course.  Jeff always looked forward to Sundays in the pool with his family and grilling a delicious dinner.  He passed on his love of farming to his daughters and grandchildren. With Wesley he shared his love of showing cattle and taught Brynlie and Henry the importance of hard work.  Jeff enjoyed time with friends and spoiling his grandchildren.

He loved to listen to his music, which included classic rock and traditional country.  He enjoyed attending concerts and comedy shows.  Jeff enjoyed watching sports, especially golf and basketball.  He always did his best to attend his daughter’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jeff was always full of suggestions and was known to lend a hand for those in need.

A private family visitation and service for Jeff will be held.  A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Wankel’s Warehouse at 18239 Kelly Street in Petersburg, where friends can come visit from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM.

Burial will be held at Indian Point Cemetery near Athens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the “Jeff Rebbe Memorial Fund” at Alliance Community Bank, where donations will be used to continue Jeff’s legacy.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the Rebbe family. On-line condolences can be shared at




  1. Cheryl and family:
    Janet and I are so very sorry for your loss. Hard to believe only two weeks after we visited with both of you at Helen’s visitation he would become sick. We are in Florida for the remainder of the winter so we will not be able to attend any of the arrangements. Please know that Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care. 🙏😢

  2. Cheryl and family,

    Pam and I send our condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dave and Pam Behrens

  3. Cheryl and Family.

    Please accept our sympathy on Jeff’s passing. That smile is so captivating and will surely be one of many many things missed by you. Prayers to you all.

    Suzie and Jim Gallatin

  4. Cheryl and family,
    Jeff was a great man and will be missed by many! Always enjoyed seeing you both at the golf course. Our sympathy and prayers to you all.
    Jackie & Tim Young

  5. Cheryl & Family,

    We are sorry to hear of your of Jeff’s passing. Our Thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

    Bob & JoAnn Pickerill

  6. Cheryl and Family,
    Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. We will always remember you and Jeff as a happy and bubbly couple. Please take care. Our prayers are with the Rebbe Family.

  7. Cheryl and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Jeff’s smile and great personality. He is celebrating with his parents and walking the streets of gold. He will be your guardian angel until you see him again.


  8. Sympathetic prayers regarding this significant loss

  9. Such a great guy, we will miss him so much.
    May God wrap his arms around all of the family and feel the support from all of us.

  10. Cheryl and family, sending my deepest condolences for your loss. You and Jeff were always so good to Steve and I and we often commented on how happy you were together. I know your hearts are aching and I can do little to help but I send love and hugs to you, and may wonderful memories ease your pain and bring happy thoughts to you. Please call if you need anything.

  11. My deepest sympathy to Cheryl and Jeffs family.

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

  13. I am sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. The Rebbes and Landreths are among the best of the best people. Both families are in my prayers.
    God bless you all.

  14. My sincere condolences to Cheryl and your family. I always enjoyed playing golf with Jeff in league or the occasional weekend game. Just a great guy to be around. I know he will be missed by the Menard County community.

  15. So sorry to hear about Jeff. Such a nice family guy. Danny and I last saw him in Greenview, IL at the Labor Day Celebration. Prayers for everyone in his family.

  16. Cheryl & Family:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff. May you find comfort in knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Cheryl & Family:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff: May you find comfort in knowing that you
    are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Jo Morlee

  18. So sorry to hear about your lose

  19. Cheryl and family,
    Thoughts and prayers at this time, Jeff was a good man and left too soon, always missed never forgotten.
    ron schwabe..

  20. Cheryl and family,

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time.

  21. Cheryl and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Jeff. I sat next to him at the FS meetings and he was always enjoyable to visit with. He made a point to come over and talk with me when the board toured the Memphis location this summer. He will be missed.
    Steve and Joan Morris

  22. Cheryl and family,
    I have had you in my thoughts and prayers since learning of Jeff’s illness, and was so sorry to learn of his passing. I am so glad i had the chance to see you and Jeff at Mom’s funeral. My deepest condolences for your loss. Take care of yourself.

  23. Cheryl and family….i am heartbroken to hear of Jeff’s passing. I have so many memories of family gatherings and the two of you coming over to swim on weekends. May your own memories give you comfort in finding peace. You are all in my thoughts….

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