On November 8, 2014, the Good Lord embraced Jesse Alexander Kemmer and raised him into Heaven. Jesse was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Jesse was born on November 20, 1984 to Vance and Marcia Kemmer in Fargo, ND. He graduated from West Fargo High School and went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Jesse was currently working as a service manager at Scheel’s Home and Hardware in Fargo.

Jesse married his wife Sabrina (Jansen) Kemmer and became a step-father to Leona Reitan on May 31, 2013. They bought their first home together in May 2014 in Fargo, ND. On July 16, 2014 they then welcomed their precious baby girl, Abigale Alexandra Kemmer.

Jesse shared a passion for golf and hunting with his father. He greatly looked forward to the day he could teach his daughter to hold her first golf club. Jesse also enjoyed playing poker and hanging out with his friends. Jesse had a talent for playing the drums and enjoyed some late night jams with his brother, Jake and their garage band, The Yesterdays.

Although Jesse left this earth far too early, his spirit will live on in those that loved him so deeply.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Sabrina (Jansen) Kemmer, and their two children, Leona and Abigale Kemmer; his parents, Vance and Marcia Kemmer; brothers, Chad Gefroh and Jake Kemmer; sisters, Stefanie (Matt) Gefroh-Ellison and Jenna Kemmer.

Jesse was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Duane Kemmer and Marvin Haugen.

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  1. This is truly sad Jesse is gone. Even though i went to the same school with jesse i really didnt know him well. When i heard what happened each day i think about it and i still cant believe it.i pray for his family and all the ones he loved and who loved jesse . Rest in peace jesse

  2. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. God is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily found for the broken-hearted during their time of distress … Psalms 46:1.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss-my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  4. Fargo ND
    Please accept my deepest condolences to the Kemmer family during this very tough time. Jesse was a great guy and he had a smile that would light up any room. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. In our prayers.

    The Kitzan family.

  5. Big Sugar Bush Lake MN
    We were so very sorry to hear about Jesse. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for your family.

  6. Carson City NVVance so sorry for your loss! Words cannot express what you must be feeling! My prayers are with you and your family! God bless you all! Beverly Stensgard Scalise

  7. Oakes Norh DakotaVance and all in your family….I am so very sad for the loss of your son. When I read about his love for hunting and sports…….it tells me he was very much like Vance. As a neighbor from long ago in Alice……the Kemmer family has a very special place in my heart….it aches for you now. Please know your family is in my prayers.

  8. Vance and Family: Such a young life lost and so many lives changed forever. we will never truly know your pain or sadness, but offer our thoughts and prayers as you struggle through the days ahead. God bless and keep you all.

  9. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace in this sad time.

  10. May you find comfort in knowing you have an angel in heaven watching over you…my thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this sad time…

  11. Marsha and Vance,
    We are so sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathies go out to you and all of Jesse’s family. Prayers for strength during this difficult time.

  12. mpls Minnesota
    That’s a beautiful tribute. I have kept Jesse and his family in my prayers since I heard about his passing. I will continue to do so and know that God will provide comfort and strength to all of you and that you have many happy memories to share.

  13. Phoenix AZ
    My very deepest sympathy to the Kemmer family for your very great loss. May you find comfort in your love & memories of Jesse.
    Aunt Katherine

  14. Marcia and Vance,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone you love, especially a child. My heart goes out to you. Hugs to you.

  15. West Fargo ND
    To the family ,I cannot express with words how sad I am that you have lost your loved one. My deepest sympathy.

    Ben Z

  16. Our deepest condolensces on your loss. I work with Vance and just cannot imagine what you are going through. Knowing God and leaning on His grace and the support of each other WILL get you through these very rough times. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. May peace be with you and love overcome the pain.

    With prayer, Jen and Nathan Herbrandson

  17. Denver COMarcia,
    My sister Suzanne told me about Jesse’s death and I just wanted to say I am so very sorry for your loss. Suzanne thought he was a really special student. My thoughts and

  18. Stephanie, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
    DeNae

  19. West Fargo ND
    Vance,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May god look over you and your entire family as you remember your dear son, Jesse.

    Sincerely,

    Jill Staffne

  20. Fargo ND
    Vance & Marsha , Our deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss of Jesse , you will be in our thoughts and prayers . I just can’t imagine what it is like to loose a child .

  21. fargo ND
    Sabrina, no words can make this better, but know your work family loves you and the girls and are thinking about you and praying for you to find peace in this tragedy, and know Jesse will always be with you and your beautiful girls. Please let us kno if you need help with the girls or ANYTHING at all. Shirley

  22. West Fargo ND
    Marcia and Vance,

    So very, very sorrry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord watch over you during this tragic time.

  23. Ham Lake, MN
    Thoughts and Prayers from your friends and neighbors…Blessed be the memories of young Jesse Kemmer…

  24. Fargo ND
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. His memory will live on in all of you. With heartfelt deepest sympathy

  25. We are at a loss for words, but want you to know we are here for you. You and the girls are in our thoughts.

  26. fargo ND
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you in this very difficult time and praying for comfort for you. God bless.

  27. Fargo ND
    Sabrina, I am so sorry for your loss. No words cannot express the pain you are feeling. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Friends and family surround you with love. Please let me know if I can help you. God Bless

    Peggy

  28. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kemmer family, Sabrina & their girls, and all his friends! Jesse was truly a gift to this world and someone special. May you all find comfort knowing he is now in the arms of the Lord!

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