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Jeffery "Jeff" Lee Jasperson

June 11, 1964 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 56)


Jeffery L. Jasperson, 56, passed away suddenly on June 28th, 2020.  Born on June 11, 1964, in Bagley, Minnesota, the son of Judith L. (Netland) Jasperson Reierson and Jackie C. Jasperson. Jeff grew up in Vergas, Minnesota. Later, his family moved to Frazee.  Along the way many friendships were made and preserved.

A 1982 graduate of Frazee High School, Jeff began his lifelong career in the hospitality industry by bussing tables at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes, Mn. Following graduation, he worked at a number of increasingly responsible positions that included: the Bloomington, Mn Marriott, Assistant General Manager, Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes, Mn, General Manager, Shooting Star Hotel in Mahnomen, Mn, General Manager at the new Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls.  A few years later, Jeff was offered an opportunity to open the new Canad Inns Hotel & Event Center in Grand Forks, ND. Three years later, Jeff was called back to oversee the renovation of the Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes, Mn and served as the General Manager until 2012, when he started his own hotel management company, JLJ Management LLC.  From 2012 to the present, the company managed a number of hotels across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wyoming along with successfully opening new hotels in Thief River Falls, Moorhead, Rainier, and Warroad, Mn.

While managing the Holiday Inn, Jeff met the love of his life, Melissa (Riewer) Jasperson and they married May 21, 2014.  Jeff and Missy were inseparable – embracing a life together that included many adventures along with a love of side by side daily work at their company, JLJ Management LLC.

Jeff was a loving husband and father, enjoying time with Missy and his children - Brooke and Bryan, his  grandchildren, Alea and Brylee along with embracing Melissa’s children, Kiersten and Kylie, as his own.  When not pioneering a new work program or brainstorming ideas, Jeff enjoyed boating, snowmobiling with friends, and classic sleds and cars – particularly “Old Yellow.” He liked tackling creative home projects, listening to good 80’s music and sipping wine with Missy. Being an optimist, Jeff had a ready smile and lit up the room with his sense of humor. He was also a great communicator and a life coach to his family and his staff.

Jeff was proceeded in death by his father, Jack Jasperson, his daughter, Brianne Jasperson, his grandparents: Ted and Bernice Netland, Ernie and Clara Jasperson, and his Uncle, Boyd McLarty.

Survivors include: his wife, Melissa Jasperson, daughter Brooke (Tim) Jasperson, son Bryan (Haley) Jasperson, bonus daughters, Kiersten & Kylie Stalley, granddaughters, Alea and Brylee Jasperson, parents Judy and Barry Reierson, sister, Jaime (Kevin) Pieper, brother, Jason (Andrea) Reierson, sister Jena (James) Cossette and brother Matt (Elizabeth) Jasperson, many nieces, nephews and in-laws who loved him very much.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 202 Maple Ave W, Frazee, Mn from 4-7pm. 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 6th, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Cemetery (1 mile north of Frazee on Hwy 29) Visitation from 10-11. Service from 11-12.  Please bring a chair.


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 Service Program


Visitation/Gathering of Family and Friends
July 5, 2020

4:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
202 Maple Ave West
Frazee, MN 56544

July 6, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
1 mile North of Frazee on Hwy 29
Frazee, MN 56544

Funeral Service
July 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
1 mile North of Frazee on Hwy 29
Frazee, MN 56544

Please note
Please bring your own chair for the service in the cemetery. The family is requesting that memorials be made to David-Donehower Funeral Home to help cover the cost of Jeff's funeral expenses.
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