Jill Onstad

jill onstad
Jill Marie (Emerson) Onstad Born June 20, 1967 in Moorhead, MN died November 17, 2016 at the age of 49. Jill loved being in theater plays with her friends, loved caring for young children, working at daycare centers and being a nanny. She worked most of her life in the retail field, as a store clerk, store manager and a pharmacy tech. Most of all she loved being a mom for her only daughter. She is survived by her daughter Casey Onstad, Fargo, ND; her sister Wendy (LeRoy) Andresen, Willmar, MN; her brother Michael (Fe) Emerson, Fargo, ND; nieces and nephews, Joe, Nathan, Brian and Megan Andresen Zachary (Kari) Emerson, Kelly and Kloe Emerson. She is preceded in death by her parents Wendell and Ruby Emerson. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Words cannot describe how I am feeling, I just found out yesterday. .I worked briefly with Jill at the Radisson. My name is Paul Rolf My thoughts,and prayers are with Jills family..

  2. What a sweet gal! I had so much fun with her at dinners and get togethers. I will miss the long talks on the phone. She is in a better place now. What else can I say? I am in shock.

  3. I’m so sorry for the loss of Jill. I keep hearing her laugh in my head. That is how I will remember her…with a smile on her face and a funny story for her to tell. Prayers to all of her family and friends. I would love to attend a gathering in honor of her memory.

  4. In Memorial to Casey’s Mother,Jill, daughter-in-law to Joan Leno Onstad and Blessings to Casey Onstad, granddaughter to Joan Leno Onstad. from Carol Leno Althaus, sister of Joan.

  5. i met jill about 30 years ago we hung out and dated for several months, and have remained close friends especially the last six years!! very close to jill. we shared alot over the years. she had personality plus and always fun to talk to. a true sweet heart with a heart of gold im so sad your gone you are missed dearly thanks chad altstatt

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Jill. We knew her from the neighborhood and at the pharmacy. She would go out of her way to do anything for anyone. She was such a loving and caring person. So sorry for, you, Mike, and though we didn’t know Casey, Jill always had a spark in her eyes when she talked about her. We will miss her.

  7. God has taken my sister in His wing to bless her with eternal peace in Heaven. She has not left us but is always in our memories and hearts.

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