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Jessica Ray (Goddard) Napper, age 40 of Buffalo, MN took the Lord’s hand and began her eternal journey on October 8, 2019. She was born March 10, 1979 in Northfield, MN to Terry and Suzanne (Chenevert) Goddard. She was a 1997 graduate of Willmar Senior High School. She graduated from Ridgewater College Willmar in 1999, and went on to attend St. Cloud State University. On July 28, 2001 she married Joe Napper in Willmar, MN. She lovingly welcomed 3 beautiful daughters, who were the light of her life. She worked as a teacher at Kids Haven in Buffalo, MN and as a Regional Compliance Manager at Dominium in Plymouth, MN.

Jessica was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed music and singing, watching movies and all things Disney. She relished the opportunity to help her children chase their dreams. She never missed an opportunity to bring people together and enjoyed time spent with family.

She is survived by her husband Joe of Buffalo; daughters Ashleigh, Carissa, and Briella of Buffalo; her parents Terry and Suzanne Goddard of Savage; sister Angie (Chris) Porter of St. Cloud; brother Tony Goddard of Savage; sister Kristina (Eli) Schake of Lakeville; Grandmother Allenor Goddard; In-laws Terry and Sue Napper of Buffalo; Sara Napper of Buffalo; Becky (Cory) Commerford of Monticello; nieces and nephews Connor and Alaina Porter, Lily and Mia Schake, Ryan and Kendra Klima, Tasha Jergens, Kailey and Connor Commerford.

Preceded in death by Grandmother Delores Coulombe; Grandfathers Douglas Goddard and Arthur Chenevert; uncle Philip Chenevert

She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Memorial contributions may be made to Minnesota Stroke Association.
Funeral service for Jessica will be held Friday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. all at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Buffalo.

Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Buffalo.
Luncheon to follow at church.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kari Ryan

    May Jessica Rest In Peace. I pray that your family find peace as well.

  2. Christina Hiera

    I am so sorry.
    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. gary Fieldseth

    My deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Jessica. I had the privilege of transporting Jessica to some of her appointments. Sincerely Gary F (schu tran driver)

  4. Gary fieldseth

    My deepest sympathies to you all.I am so glad and blessed that I got to take care of her.Loved her infectious laugh and smile.She was a beautiful person,kind,loving and so loved by everyone at PVCC. Pam Fieldseth (Rn)

  5. Angela Jones

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Jessica. I still remember the very first day Jessica arrived at PVCC and will cherish all the memories made with her! Praying for you all. (Nurse at PVCC)

  6. Jeanine Porter

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Jessica’s family.

  7. Kate Brammer

    I’m sorry for your loss. From her time with Dominium, I remember Jessica as a kind and sweet person.

  8. Tina Arneson (Dietary PVCC)

    I am so sorry for the loss of Jessica. She always brightened up my day with her smile and laugh. It was truly an honer to spend time with her when I was serving breakfast. I am glad we could do help with all of her dietary needs through the years. She will be so missed by all at PVCC! Love and Hugs to her entire family.

  9. Kathy Lutter

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. I would have come to the funeral but I have a flight to NM in the morning. May the Lord comfort you in this time of great sorrow.

  10. Jason Tornell

    I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. I’ve known Carissa the best and I hope she and the rest of the family find strength in each other and their friends during this time. God bless you all.


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