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Jasen Petersen

March 3, 1975 - March 10, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Jasen Petersen

Jasen Petersen

Born: March 3, 1975
Died: March 10, 2020
Age: 45

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 Jasen Allen Petersen the son of Rod and Pam (Johnson) Petersen, was born on March 3, 1975, in Spencer, Iowa. He was raised in Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School. Following graduation, he attended Iowa State University for a short time and then returned to Spencer. Jasen started working at the Prime Rib where he met Melanie.

     On October 3, 1996, Jasen married Melanie Hansen in Spencer. Jasen continued to work at the Prime Rib 17 years and also Helen’s Laundry for about 10 years. In 2006 he started working for Sysco Foods as a salesman. Jasen loved to play golf with his buddies. He enjoyed watching NASCAR or any type of racing. He went to car races in Jackson, MN with his dad, and for the last 17 years he’s been going to the racetrack in Kansas City with Melanie and Mark and Julie Brehmer. His favorite drivers were Dave Blaney and his son, Ryan. Jasen loved ISU athletics and was a Minnesota Vikings and Twins Fan. He would attend the Twins games with his son, Luke. Jasen was very dedicated to his family and loved spending time with them. He was a very kind, non-judgmental, and humble person.

    Jasen passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 45. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Vern and Viola Johnson, his paternal grandparents, Marvin Petersen and Grace Dick and his uncle, Mike Johnson.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Melanie of Spencer, IA; his children: Luke and Morgan; his loyal friend, Bentley; his parents, Rod and Pam Petersen of Spencer, IA; his sister, Rhonda Boeve (Mike) of Ames, IA and their children: Camden and Callen Jase; his father-in-law, Pete Hansen (Jan) of Storm Lake, IA; his mother-in-law, Jane Brown (J.R.) of Graettinger, IA; his sister-in-law, Angie Beschorner (Scott) of Minneapolis, MN and their children: Jordan and Lizzie; his aunt, Marcia Christy (John) of Spencer, IA; his uncle, David Johnson (Becky) of Spencer, IA; several loving cousins; other relatives and many friends.

SERVICES
Services will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his name.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
CASKET BEARERS
Mike Boeve
Scott Beschorner
Jordan Beschorner
Troy Hart
Tory Hart
Kory Petzenhauser
Pat Johnson

Honorary Bearers
David Johnson
Mark Brehmer
Paul "Doc" Van Berkum
Brian "Bird" Mohr
Chuck "Choogy" Mohr

VISITATION
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M., Friday evening at the Grace United Methodist Church.
MUSIC
Organist - Tom Fuchsen

Congregational Hymns
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Amazing Grace"
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Following the services at the cemetery, there will be a lunch served in the church hall.

Condolences

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5:24 AM
“We were shocked to read of Jasen’s passing tonight.
He was too young to leave this earth and all of his loved ones but I guess God had other things planned for him in heaven. Remember all the good memories!! ”
- Pam and Steve Santage
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Pam - I just learned of your loss & I'm so sorry. I remember you fondly from Pit Stop days - my surname was Russell then. You are in my prayers. Take care.”
- Mindy Means
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 1:29 PM
“So sorry for your loss Pam,Rod,his wife and kids! My heart aches,I baby sat Jasen for the first 4yrs of his life! Just recently tried to reconnect with him. Didn't get the chance! Again praying for the family!”
- Tammy True
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:34 PM
“We are thinking about you all and wishing you Gods comfort during these difficult times of sorrow. We know it is not easy. Cherish the fond memories with Jasen to carry you where the sunshine dwells. His spirit is close by and you will see many signs of it. R.I.P. Jasen. Sent with love, Jim & Lolis”
- Cousin Jim Steinbeck & Lolis
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 6:19 AM
“I am very saddened to see this. I worked with Jasen in the past and always enjoyed our time together. We both discussed Twins, Vikings, and family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all close friends and the family.”
- Dave Ellenz
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:53 PM
“Our prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Jasen was our marketing associate for many, many years. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched.”
- Molly & Sarah
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:18 PM
“Melanie, Luke and Morgan, I am so sorry for your loss. Jasen was always a good guy to be around. Whether working together at Helen’s or talking racing when we should have been working, he was always fun to talk with. My sincere condolences. ”
- Charles Voss
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:35 PM
“Melanie and family, it was with great sadness that I heard of the loss of Jasen. Although I didn't know him well, I did know your family. We would see him at many games when I officiated with your dad. He would take the time to chat and visit. Our families prayers are with you and if there is anything at all that we can help with we are but a phone call away.”
- Jim and Lori Pfeifer
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:29 PM
“Our deepest sympathy Mel & Family. God's Warmth & Best Wishes to all!”
- Heather & Chris Currans & Family
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:48 AM
“My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May Jason Rest In Peace!!”
- Tim Tindall
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:20 AM
“Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you make your way through this difficult time in your lives. May you find comfort and peace in your memories and know that he is always silently beside you through this journey. ”
- Stephanie O'Brien
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:16 PM
“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Mel and her family in the loss of their loved one. Another one taken way to soon!!! May our Gracious God wrap his arms around you and grant you peace in the days, weeks ahead as you grieve. God Bless you going forward. 🙏🏻🙏🏻😢”
- Sharon Franker
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:54 PM
“I did not know Jasen well, but got to spend some time with him on the golf course on occasion. He was fun and a very nice young man always, on my interactions with him. I am deeply sorry for your loss. ”
- Tony Lowe
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:53 PM
“Mel we were shocked to hear of Jason passing. Cindy always enjoyed him calling on in restaurant and we always in enjoyed visiting with at the golf course. He always said hi and when we asked him he said not bad. He will be missed greatly may God bless you and all your family.”
- Greg Foote & Cindy Evans
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM
“Mel & family
So sorry to hear this. Steph & ourselves offer our condolences, thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Kit & Stan Smith, Steph Smith Eskildsen”
- Catherine A Smith
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Will miss talking with him on golf course driving range, one eye on ball, the other on laptop. I am sorry for your loss.”
- Mark Lawson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Paul and Lesley Culver
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers ”
- Missy, Matt, Ashley and Tyler
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“ So sorry for your loss! Mel you and your kids have my deepest sympathy!!!! ”
- Kathy Smith
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:51 AM
“Petersen family I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
- Kim Hurlburt
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:13 AM
“Mel, Kids and family and friends
My heart is aching as well as yours are.
May you all find peace in your hearts soon.
It is so hard to go thru this but you will make it with the love from your family and friends !
May God hold you close to his heart in the days and weeks coming !
Sending you all of my love !”
- Rhonda Olson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:13 AM
“Mel my heart goes out to you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Mark Pearson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:11 AM
“Our deepest sympathies, Melanie and kids. Our thoughts and prayers will be for you in the days to come.”
- Mary and Dwight Schmitt
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:10 AM
“Our thought and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. We are so sorry for your loss. Dwight & Mary Schmitt”
- Mary Schmitt
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Jasen was my Sysco rep for a number of years. He was always a good man who treated us fairly, and took time to get to know me rather than just try to sell stuff. I very much considered him a friend. ”
- Bryan Johnson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:16 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. You will remain in our prayers throughout this most difficult time. Hugs to you all! ”
- Liz & Derek Hoffman & Family
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:16 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad my mom gets to be there, I’m praying for nothing but closure and healing for everyone. I love and miss you guys ❤️ ”
- riley, grant, and brett elledge
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:15 AM
“Our hearts are broken for you and your family. Such an unbelievable loss. May God carry you through this very difficult time and wrap you in his love. Our deepest sympathy! Kim, Chad, Katie & Brooke Moser ”
- Kimberly & Chad Moser Family
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:15 AM
“So sorry to hear this sad news, Mel! So unfair to lose someone so young. You and your family are in my thoughts.”
- Becky Borneke
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:15 AM
“Mel and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jasen's passing. I know you have the love and support of your wonderful family and friends. Take good care! ”
- Barb Bailey
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“Mel, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Brenda Nyborg
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“So sad to hear of your husband and father. We all wish life would work on our desires, however there is a bigger plan that we are all a part of. We'll keep you and all the family in thoughts and prayers. ”
- Great Aunt Margaret
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“Mel, so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. You and the family are at the front of our minds and in our prayers.”
- Don Mackey
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“Mel and kids, its so hard to find the words to comfort you.. prayers to lift you and calm your hearts. Just know I'm thinking of you and wish I could erase your pain. Much love and hugs always!”
- Sandra Wenck
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM
“Mel and kids, do sorry for your loss, we are sending you hugs and prayers.”
- Adam & Heather Warren
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM
“So very sorry Mel & family.
My prayers are with you!”
- Luana Nair
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:16 PM
“My heart goes out to Mel and the kids. Know that you are all in my prayers during your time of need for peace, may God watch over your family in this time of trial.”
- Mitchell Irby
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:12 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Way to young. When I started at UPS, Jason was one of the few that kept me from quitting a job I'm still at today..”
- Chris Rinehart
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:02 PM
“My deepest condolences to Melanie and the kids...peace and love to you all during this incredibly sad time. ”
- Laura Juza
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:06 PM
“Mel and kids: I am so shocked to hear of your loss. There are no words to comfort you. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. ”
- Joann Huegerich
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:06 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss”
- Dave Gatrost
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:27 PM
“Very sorry for your loss ”
- Sam Meyer
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:27 PM
“Melanie and kids I don't have the right words and probably nobody does just want you to know you're all in my prayers and thoughts and if there's any think any of you need you know how to get ahold of us we're so very sorry for your loss”
- deborah@live.com
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:47 PM
“Great memories playing golf with Jason along with Doc & Chuggy. So glad I was able to him, sorry for your loss.”
- Dan Van Berkum
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:47 PM
“Melanie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers of strength and peace. Wish we could be there to hug you. Sending our love from Oklahoma. ”
- Andrew and Alison Bryiant
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:47 PM
“Oh Mel and family, this just breaks my heart. Prayers and hugs are being sent your way. He was a wonderful man and will be missed but never ever forgotten. Love you guys”
- Tammy Jensen
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:47 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss - words cannot heal your pain, but know that my heart is with all of you. Sending peace as you navigate the coming days and weeks.”
- Diann Burright
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:53 PM
“So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to all of you at this difficult time. May God hold you in his arms for comfort and peace. Cherish those precious memories. ”
- Mike and Staci Jensen family
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4:21 PM
“Mel and family, I have no words that can express how sorry I am about the loss of Jasen. You will be in my prayers. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you during this time of sorrow!!! ”
- Judi Calhoon
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 3:54 PM
“So sorry for your loss. May God wrap you and your family in his arms and guide you through this sorrowful time.”
- Becky and Mike Hatting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 3:54 PM
“Pam I'm so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers and thoughts my friend. Love you Shelly lorenzen ”
- Shelly lorenzen
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 3:54 PM
“Mel and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Crystal Block
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM
“So very sorry for your loss”
- Jennifer Botcher
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM
“Thinking of your family at this time.. Such a great person. Remember him from my mom's daycare back in the day. So many fun times!! God bless!!”
- Kassie Flannegan & Family
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM
“Pam Rod Rhonda Mel and families sending our heartfelt sympathy to all of you.Many hugs an prayers sent to all of you.”
- Brad an Beth Blair
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM
“There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. God bless”
- Leah Studer
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:34 AM
“Mel & family. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts for all of you. We pray that the Lord will hold you closely in His Loving Arms during this sorrowful time.”
- Jodi & Tim Harkema
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:33 AM
“Mel and family- there are just no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Jasen was such a wonderful guy. It was always so fun on bowling league with you two. May you find comfort in family and friends in this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers🙏”
- Ranae Sidles Sturgill
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