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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Kim Matthew Rehbein
May 25, 1956 - November 28, 2019

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 63

Picture this: A baby boy was born in Sidney, MT on May 25, 1956 to Fritz and Ann Rehbein. He was named Kim Matthew Rehbein, the fifth of eight children. He grew up and attended school in Lambert, MT until the 11th grade, when he moved to Ekalaka, MT where he graduated high school in 1974. After graduation, he worked various jobs in the Ekalaka area. On July 25, 1976, he met Sandra Jean Badt at the Richey Rodeo, and his life was forever changed. He always said he had a dream of the woman he would marry, and knowing she was the one, the next week Kim moved to back to Sidney to be with Sandy. The two were married on September 10, 1977. Kim and Sandy shared many good times together in their 42 years. The two traveled many places; their favorite being Treasure Island in Las Vegas, also the site of their vow renewal on their 40th anniversary. Kim always put his family first. Everything he did was for them.
Picture this: Moved to Sidney to be with a lady, better get a job. Kim began working at Holly Sugar in September 1976. Throughout his 43 years at the sugar factory, Kim worked many different jobs starting as a fireman, and all the way up to Maintenance Manager. Kim made many friends at the factory, and all that worked with him loved him. He led by example, stating “Never make anyone do something that you haven’t done first.” He was practically always on call and could come fix almost anything. Although it might take a trip to the factory’s junk pile which he called “Treasure Island”! He was nicknamed Sanford, from the tv show Sanford and Son, because he saw value in everything even if it looked like junk to others, and often was able to salvage junk for parts.
Picture this: a baby girl was born on October 1, 1981, named Stacey Lynn, and another on December 3, 1986, named Lisa Michelle, to Kim and Sandy. He was a devoted dad and always made time for his girls. During his years working shift work, he would always leave notes and correct math homework when he got home, no matter what time it was. He was a huge Sidney Eagle, Dickinson State Blue Hawk, and Richland Ranger fan. He was there to support his kids, and later his grandkids, in all their sporting and academic endeavors. He viewed many track meets through the lens of a video camera. After living a life with all women, he was very happy when two sons-in-law entered his life. Later came two grandsons and two granddaughters. He never deprived his grandchildren of anything. He spoiled them every chance he could. He was always up for a game of HORSE, a game of cards, even drawing or coloring princess pictures with his granddaughters. Everything was even in the Rehbein Clan: 5 boys, and 5 girls. This past month, another grandson joined the gang, tipping the voting power to the boys. Grandpa Kim was tickled to have his little cowboy, Rhett.
Picture this: Need something made, Kim will make it for you! He liked to do woodworking and household handy work in his spare time. Sandy always had projects lined up for him, and although he complained, he faithfully did his work. Kim and Sandy enjoyed going to antique auctions on the weekends, searching for cookie jars, old farm equipment, barn cupolas, stoneware crocks, and Watt pottery, any good deal really - remember he valued junk. Kim and Sandy had a large garden. He would faithfully plant his rows and rows of potatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers, squash, and massive amounts of tomatoes. He would plant, Sandy would weed and can, and he would finish the garden for fall. He loved a good movie quote and could have full conversations in quotes. He would text funny things to anyone and everyone that may find his thought funny or just to say howdy.
Kim passed away on November 28th, 2019 after complications from a sudden heart attack and open heart surgery. He bravely waited to be with the Lord until his girls could all be together at his side. He is survived by his faithful wife Sandy, his daughters Stacey (Justin) Collins of Sidney and their children Brady and Aiden; Lisa (Tyler) Bahm of Burlington, ND., and their children, Harper, Kendri and Rhett. His father, Fritz Rehbein of Rozet, WY, brothers Kurt (Rozet, WY), Kent (Sidney, MT), and Kevin (Shelley) of Gillette, WY and sisters Kitty (Bill) of Glendive, MT, Karen (Tom) of Ekalaka, MT and Kris (Gary) of Gillette, Wy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Ann Rehbein, brother Kyle Rehbein and in-laws Herman and Martha Badt.

During his final days, his only wish was to be back in Montana, his home.

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Tim and Kim Klasna (Lambert)
Dec 1, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rehbein family. Kim was a good man.
Craig & Doreen (Vaira) Herbert (Glasgow, MT)
Dec 1, 2019
My heart hurts for Kim’s family hearing this shocking news! Kim had a kind, gentle soul and will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs to you all for the difficult days ahead.
Jim and Juanita Johnson
Dec 1, 2019
Such sad news. Prayers for the family.
Scott Ziler (Sidney, MT)
Dec 1, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for the Rehbein family.
Kim will be greatly missed.
He was a good friend and a great Supervisor.
Dennis and Stephanie Dietz (Sidney, Montana)
Dec 2, 2019
We lost a great man when Kim departed... they don't make them like that anymore, but maybe if we follow the example he set - we can help his goodness to live on. He taught us how to work hard and get the job done - and smile doing it; He showed us how to give firm direction and motivate people - without being a hardass; He lead by an example of integrity, positive energy and someone you could count on, no matter how tough things got; He loved his children and was devoted to his wife - he was the epitome of a Christian Man. We lost a friend, leader and great Man - he will be missed. C Shift is in heaven now, Happy Chappy and Copas Cowboy making it a little sweeter for the rest of us..... Dennis & Stef
Stacy Kober (Sidney, MT)
Dec 2, 2019
I am so sorry. He was a remarkable man I always enjoyed visiting with him on the phone or in person when he was renting equipment. He always made me laugh. He was a very dear man and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ken and GLoria Brost (Sidney, Montana)
Dec 2, 2019
Our hearts are breaking for the Rehbein family. Kim was such a great man and I know he will be missed.
Alida Dore (Sidney, MT)
Dec 2, 2019
Sandy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all during this time.
I always enjoyed visiting with him at work and seeing the pictures he was so proud to share.
Alida Dore
Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
Dec 3, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. May Our Lord continue to give you comfort. Prayers for your family. God Bless.
Kim Klaudt
Dec 3, 2019
So sorry to hear the sad news, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Tara Skaar (Sidney, MT)
Dec 3, 2019
Sandy, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. God bless.
Deborah Badt (Payson, Az)
Dec 4, 2019
Sandy, There are no words for the sorrow we feel for you and your family right now. Know that he's home.
Bob, Barb, and Deb
Doug and Sharon ginther (Williston, Nd)
Dec 4, 2019
So sorry to hear about Kim....so many good and funny memories. Our hearts ache for you!! God's blessings
Steve & Barb Arnold (Sidney, Montana)
Dec 4, 2019
Sandy. I have been praying that Kim would recover and lead a normal life. Our prayers for comfort for your family during this time. Kim was a Special Person too me during my time working at the sugar factory. He taught me a lot through the years we worked together. He will be missed.
Dawn Minder (Billings, Montana)
Dec 4, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Sandy. I pray that God will comfort you and your family. Hold on tight to your beautiful daughters and your lovely grandchildren.
Wade & Daniela Hartle (Sidney, Mt)
Dec 6, 2019
Sandy and Family

Words are not enough to express our grief of losing Kim. He has been in our prayers since the start of the hospitalization. May God help and comfort you in these terrible circumstances. He will be missed. May God Bless you All.

Wade and Daniela
Roger &Jody Petersen
Dec 6, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Kim was a great guy. Friendly and kind. Lifting all his Family and Friends up in Prayer for Comfort that surpasses all understanding, and Blessed Assurances along your grieving journey.
Virginia Hanson Oraw (Waukee , Iowa)
Dec 7, 2019
Dear Sandy, I am so sad for you and your beautiful daughters with the death of Kim. Your family will miss his daily presence but he lives on in your memories. May God hold hold you in the palm of His hand.
Mary Jo Saboe (Manhattan , MT)
Dec 7, 2019
Sandy, I can only pray for God’s comforting arms around you and the family! I am so very sorry to hear of this sad news! Hugs for all!
Scott and Becky Rehbein (Miles City, MT)
Dec 9, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May God give you peace at this time. All our Love
Robert Rauschendorfer (Sidney, Montana)
Dec 9, 2019
Prayers to all of the Rehbein Family !
Cynthia Misner (Berthold , ND)
Dec 9, 2019
Sandy I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. In all my memories of you two together...it seemed like once you met...you were inseparable...if I ran into you...he was always there by your side. You were so blessed to have been loved by him and to have the opportunity to love such a good man. You are in my thoughts and prayers...with all my love...Cynthia Misner
Don Rhodes (San Antonio , TX)
Dec 9, 2019
So sorry to hear about Kim RIP buddy
Vicky Panasuk (Livingston , Montana)
Dec 9, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
Hope you are able to find peace during this time of grief. You are surrounded by a loving family and numerous friends.
Mary Dillon (Lambert, MT)
Dec 9, 2019
My love and sympathy to all of your family. You are in my prayers. Mary Dillon
Tony and Martha Sifuentes (Wolf Point, Montana)
Dec 9, 2019
Sandy,
We were saddened to hear about Kim’s passing. Kim was a special person and I enjoyed working with him when I was at the factory. One special memory I have is when we helped Kim lift the your house and put in a daylight basement. Martha and I offer our condolences and will be praying for you and your family. Love and prayers, Tony and Martha Sifuentes
Kevin and Carla Rasmussen (Shepherd, MT)
Dec 9, 2019
Sandy and family,
So sorry for your loss of your beloved Kim. May you find comfort in your many precious memories. God bless.
Violet Tharp (Sidney )
Dec 10, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you find comfort in such wonderful memories.
Edward Larson (Polson, MT)
Dec 10, 2019
As Kim passed to his reward we remember a family that was so much to so many. Peace to all. Kim had a full life here and now prepares the way for other. Love to all.
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