Stormy Jessen, 34, of Oshkosh, passed away Monday evening, February 6, 2012 at the Garden County Health Services Hospital in Oshkosh.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 11, 2012 at the Oshkosh City Auditorium with Pastor Duane Dunwoody officiating. Burial will follow at the Berea Cemetery south of Oshkosh.
Visitation will be held at the Holechek Funeral Home in Oshkosh on Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials may be made to the Stormy Jessen Memorial Fund.
Holechek Funeral Home & Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Jessen family.
Stormy Layne Jessen was born on a stormy spring morning, April 15, 1977 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Jim and Gwen (Keas) Jessen.
Stormy moved with the family to Lisco, NE in June of 1980 when he was three years old. He graduated from Lisco Grade School in 1992 and graduated from Garden County High School in 1996. He was a student at Curtis Technical School of Agriculture in the fall of 1996. During his school years, he enjoyed playing football, wrestling and played the saxophone his freshman year. He was eager to help on the family farm and began raking hay at the age of eight years. After his school years, he worked in Lincoln as a welder for a year and returned to take over the farming responsibilities at Muddy Creek Farms with his dad in 1998.
Stormy continued to take on the total management of Muddy Creek Farms in addition to his own custom farming and stating his own trucking business, S&J Trucking. He was a progressive farmer who kept up on all the new farming technologies available. He was a hard worker, a perfectionist and dedicated to his work.
He was married to Juanita Trevizo on January 7, 2006. They later divorced. In the spring of 2011, he met Morgan Pieper. They were engaged and planned to marry. Stormy was a wonderful father to son, Hunter Layne. He was looking forward to the birth of their son in June of 2012.
When Stormy took time out for fun - he enjoyed hunting geese, fishing, video games, cruising around in his boat on the lake and jet skiing. He was an avid NASCAR fan - travelling to Las Vegas and Kansas City to take in the races. He also treasured and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family playing cards and board games, especially backgammon. When anyone was ill and needing help, he was always there to support and encourage them. He was a great cook on his Trager grill and made his own delicious jerky.
Survivors include his parents, Jim and Gwen Jessen, of Lisco; his sisters, Summer (Anthony) Parker of North Platte and Mariah Jessen of Lincoln; his fiancé, Morgan Pieper; sons, Hunter Layne and baby on the way; grandmothers, Rosella Jessen of Scottsbluff and Geraldine McCormick of Oshkosh; aunts and uncles, Galen (Lois) Keas of Alda, Byron (Betty) McCormick of Oshkosh, and Susan (Kent) Elmshaeuser of North Platte, Terry Jessen and Diana of Scottsbluff, and Brian (Kim) Epp of Lisco; nephew, Chance Parker; niece, Kianna Parker of North Platte; longtime friend Trent McVicker; and numerous cousins and their families. Stormy also leaves behind many, many friends and his faithful companions, Bella, Allie, and JD. He will be sadly missed by everyone.
Stormy was preceded in death by his grandpas Leo Jessen and Donald McCormick and his uncle, Jerry Jessen.