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Jayla Rose Fields, five years old of Albertville MN, died on January 9, 2021 at Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis Hospital of heart failure.

Jayla was a very bright and loving child – always climbing higher and running faster.  She had a very independent and determined spirit and was known for saying, “I do it!”  She loved to help around the house with baking, gardening, watching for bugs and birds, playing with her dolls and stuffed animals and playing with her nieces and nephews.

Jayla was born January 3, 2016 in Michigan and life-flighted to Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis due to congenital heart disease.  She was released from the Children’s in April 2016 and later adopted on October 5, 2017 by her loving parents John and Laurie Fields.

She is survived by her parents, John and Laurie Fields; siblings, Anna (Donny) Linnemeyer, Michael (Megan) Fields, Kristin (Jon) Schottler  and Katerina (Christian) Timm;  nephews and nieces, Aidan and Madelina Linnemeyer; Penelope, Daniel and Reyna Fields;  Isla and Bryonie Schottler;  grandparents, Judith Schuster and Janet Fields; aunts and uncles Kenneth and Deborah Fields (Lisa, Joel), Roger and Diane Ruhr (Melissa, Jennifer, Sandra, Stephen, Matthew, Marie, Benjamin, Danielle), Fritz and Kathy Voss (Mark, Wayne).

Preceded in death by grandparents, Joel Fields, Wayne Nelson and Edwin Schuster; and cousin Nicole Voss.

Pastor Judson Marvel of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Minnetonka ( will be presiding.

Jayla’s body will be interred at Swedish Mission Cemetery in Buffalo, MN.

In lieu of flowers and gifts the family requests that donations be provided to Together for Good at

Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff that served Jayla during her long hospitalization at Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis.  They showed her and her family much love, kindness and dedication.

Matt. 19:14 – but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”  We entrust Jayla’s body and soul to the never-failing care and love of our heavenly Father.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Linda Mulholland

    Hugs and prayers for you all. May you be assured that Jayla is with her heavenly Father now and will feel no more pain. My heart goes out to all of you. May you remember the good times and laughter that one little girl brought into your lives.

  2. Amy L Anderson

    I don’t even know how I let this happen, but this little girl wound me around her little finger! She reminded me, everyday, of why I do what I do. Laurie, John and family…. I am truly sorry the heartache that you all are enduring. She was a force to be reckoned with!
    See you on the other side little girl…. pinky swear!

  3. Betty Jean Larson

    John and Laurie, our hearts go out to you in this terrible loss. You will be in our prayers for the comfort that only our Heavenly Father can give.

  4. Ken and Debbie Fields, Lisa and Joel

    We love you all. We miss that sweet girl very much!

  5. Sax & Carolyn Wyatt

    Sorry for her passing. She will be welcomed in Heaven. We know you will all miss her.

  6. Kim Almeroth

    Our heartfelt condolences to you. We met through Bethany Christian Services and our stories overlapped; may God comfort you.

  7. Abby

    We will miss you dearly, delightful Jayla! So excited to praise God with you in heaven! Love, your former Sunday School teacher, Miss Abby.

  8. David and Nancy Jurgensen

    We are so very sorry for your loss of little Jayla. We remember her at Christian & Katya’s wedding. May you find comfort and peace in God’s love. Your friends in Christ. David and Nancy Jurgensen, Cordova, Nebraska.

  9. Rebecca Schnitzel

    So sorry to hear this. Will be praying for you all.


    Prayers for your family Ken.

  11. Jane Cigarran

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet daughter. Sending compassion and healing thoughts to all.

  12. Amee Gurr

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Praying you can rest easier knowing that she is in God’s loving arms. Will continue to pray for you and your family during this time.


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