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Lord of Life Lutheran Church
August 25, 2009
5:30 PM

Visitation Information

Jessica Lynn LaFave, age 24, of Corcoran, MN passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Her perseverance and fight to beat the odds will always be an inspiration to us all. Jessie was a beautiful, loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, auntie and a dear friend to countless people.

Jessie was born on October 19, 1984 to Edward and Leanne (Colebank) LaFave.

She graduated from Buffalo High School in 2003 and the Art Institutes International Minnesota in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.

Jessie was a very gifted artist, talented singer, and never afraid to express her thoughts. Her unselfish acts and compassion touched so many.

Jessie is survived by her mother, Leanne (Chuck Dressen); siblings, Tonya (Tim Dupont), Holly (Hollis) Larson, John (Heather); nieces and nephew, Hallie, Haelyn, Gavin and baby LaFave due Sept.; and special friends, Christine LaBerge and Jeb Miller; grandparents, Bob and Ruth Colebank, many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless dear friends.

Jessie was preceded in death by her father, Edward LaFave, uncle Fred LaFave, and grandparents Leo and Marie LaFave.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Jessie’s chemotherapy nurses at Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, especially Bert, and also her infusion nurse, Linda, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Funeral services for Jessie LaFave will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 18400 Co. Rd. 101, Maple Grove, MN.

Visitation will begin at 3:00 up until service time at the church.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Uncle Jim and Aunt Nancy

    Leanne and family,
    Jessie taught us many things, the most recent, “courage”. She was a fighter and continued to be a fighter! Know that we love you all and anything we can do, just let us know. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you now and in the times ahead. Know that we love you all, and have the memories to get us through.

    Uncle Jim and Aunt Nancy

  2. Ken and Maria Felger

    Be assured of our prayers, May you find comfort in GOD.
    Jessi was a special girl to us!

  3. Darlene LaFave

    Dear Leann, Tonya, Holly, and John, our deepest sympathies… Jessica truly was an inspiration to sooo many. Very much younger then me and she taught me sooo much! The smile on her face, the brightness in her eyes, the pure joy of listening to her laugh, the fight to win… thoughts that will always be remembered and cherished. She is dancing on the streets of gold – praise God that we know this and that someday you all will be joined with her again. May God grant you all peace, comfort and strength in these next days, weeks, months and years. God Bless, Darlene and girls!


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