Jesse Daniel Madson, 30, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his home in Fargo, ND.

Jesse was born May 1, 1982 to Daniel and Tamara (Gatz) Madson in south Fargo.  His family moved to rural Hawley, MN where Jesse graduated from Hawley High School in 2001.  He attended MSCTC in Detroit Lakes, graduating in May of 2003.  Soon after, he began his employment with Kennedy Transmission in Fargo; working there until his death.

Jesse enjoyed the outdoors very much, camping and canoeing with his fiancée, Angie.  He especially enjoyed skiing and playing baseball with his brother, Joshua.  He loved animals and all of nature in general.

He is survived by his father, Daniel (Kim) Madson, Lake Park, MN; mother, Tamara Madson, Fargo, ND; brothers, Jason (Robyn) Madson, Lake Park, MN; Joshua (fiancée Nikki) Madson, Moorhead, MN; niece and nephew, Brooklyn and Cody Madson; step-sister, Nikki (Justin) Mundahl, Bismarck, ND; step-brother, Elijah Beaudine, Lake Park, MN; grandparents, Wesley and Inez Madson, and Floyd Mark.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Bev Gatz and Norita Mark; grandfather, Regis Gatz.

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  1. Fargo North Dakota
    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. May you find comfort in the times and memories you shared with Jesse and each other.

  2. Fargo ND
    I was next door neighbors to Jesse and Angie. Jesse was always a very nice guy willing to help anyone out. Always bragging to my husband he was the king of WII bowling 🙂 He will be greatly missed. My heart goes to his family. Prayers to everyone

  3. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Tammy and all of Jesse’s family…I can only imagine the pain you are all going thru. So very sorry for your loss and hope that in time his memory will get you thru the days ahead

  4. Lake Park MN
    Dan and Kim,

    So sorry to hear about Jesse. I didn’t realize he was your son until Pastor Gary mentioned it on Sunday morning.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially now when your pain is so great. Keep leaning on God for support and he will help you through this.

    Roger & Joyce Priewe

  5. West Plains MO.Deareat Tam & Dan In Lovivg memory of Jesse On May1st 1982 the day jesse was born roger & I remember receiving the call to let us know it’s a boy. His name is Jesse Daniel. We were all so filled with happiness, joy and the beautiful miracle of god’s creation. It is so devastating and difficult to understand the loss of Jesse. May the lord bless you at this difficult time. Jason & Josh Please know how very sorry we are for the loss of your Dear Brother Jesse. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love always Turners Jesse’s Godparents,Aunt and Uncle

  6. Glyndon MN
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I’m a good friend of Tamara…..and I know how much you love your boys……..My heart is heavy for you. Prayers……

    Love you Tam!


  7. Fargo ND
    Dear Dan and family…I was so saddened to read of the death of your son. A parent should never have to bury their children, so my heart goes out to you and your family. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  8. Rollag Jesse will truly be missed. Although I had not seen him much in the past few years, I have many great memories of growing up being neighbors with you guys. We had alot of fun just hanging out and Jesse was always the first one to give a guy a hand or advice on any vehicle repairs!

  9. Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Jesse’s family. I knew Angie thru work and have met Jesse thru Angie. Jesse and Angie were my movie critics. They would tell me which movies to watch and never stirred me wrong. I am also a sports fan and knew how much Jesse loved the Twins. Jesse was a kind person with a loving heart and will be missed.

  10. alexandria MN
    Tammy, Dan and family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Jesse as a fun loving spirited little boy with a gleem in his eye and a smile to melt your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this horrible time in your life.

  11. Moorhead MN
    I knew Jesse through Angie. I worked with Angie for many years and grew as friends. Jessie was fun to talk to and truly a kind person. I know they enjoyed each other just by the way they looked at each other. Jesse will be truly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  12. Fargo ND
    Although I did not know Jesse I do know Dan and I want to express my deepest sympathy to you Dan and to your whole family during this very difficult time. God bless you all and may you forever cherish the memories you have of Jesse.

    Robin Nagle
    Mhd. Pub. Hsg. Agency

  13. Lake Park Minnesota
    Tammy and family, Our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time. Jesse was a great guy man. He will be missed. We are keeping you and the family in our prayers.

  14. fargo NORTH DAKOTAI live on same floor as jess and angie. Two of the nicest people ive met. the friday night before fire i went to there place with my girls. Angie gave kids makeup and jess walked in from work to a house of smiles and all us girls. Jess was convined i could make some changes with my life. With his and angies kind words and support, i will stick to our plan. Thank you.jess and angie..i realize anything is possible., and there are people who care.

  15. Fergus Falls MN
    Jess Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you,we share your sorrow with condolences.We ask God send you His Blessings to you in these tough times .Our Heart goes out to you all in this time of your loss.May love of those around you help you through the days ahead.As you all grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory Jess.We will miss jess,Im honor to be your aunti,and our Nephew. I will never forget what you said to me.That will be with me forever. Your in my Heart,May God Bess You All Love Aunti lisa Uncle Blake

  16. Williston ND
    Angie, Dan, Tammy, Jason and Josh…
    I was so sad to hear of Jesse’s passing. He was always the person that could make anything fun and taught me so much about being myself. I will always remember his laugh and smile. He always had a positive outlook on anything. He and Ang sent Aaron and me a wedding card a week ago. I will cherish the memories I have with Jesse. Many thoughts and prayers to all of you during this tragic time.

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