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Jay A. Braaten

July 16, 1959 - November 15, 2020

Memorial Service - Friday

November 20, 2020
- 12:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Jay A. Braaten

July 16, 1959 - November 15, 2020


Jay’s Memorial Service will be live streamed below starting at 11:30 A.M. Friday:

Jay was born in 1959 to Ronald & LaMae Braaten in Moorhead, MN. He graduated from Kindred High School in 1977. Jay was self employed most of this life owning & operating rental property.

Jay married Lori Askelson and together they had two children, Andrew & Jordan.

Jay enjoyed traveling, NASCAR, carpentry, and raising his kids. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Jay is survived by his mother LaMae Iwen. His siblings Becky Wolf, Jeff (Deanna) Iwen, Todd Iwen, and Lisa Jacobs. His son Andrew (Vanessa) Braaten and his daughter Jordan (Tyler) Crouse. His nephew Reier Goettel. His grandchildren Kylee, Alexa, Oliver, Greta, and Berkleigh. His great nephew Reier Jr.

Jay is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Braaten, step father Gene Iwen, his sister Pamela Morris, and his grandparents.

There will be a funeral November 20th, 2020 at 12pm at Boulger Funeral Home and it will be live streamed on the Boulger Website.


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14 responses to “Jay A. Braaten”

  1. Kathy Byrne says:

    Sorry to hear about your dad Jordan.

  2. Robin Swiggum says:

    Sorry to hear about Jay’s passing. Used to enjoy our nights of pinochle with him & will miss seeing his smiling face & visiting with him on the patio at Tailgators. Such a nice guy.
    Thoughts & prayers to his family.
    Robin Juelke Swiggum

  3. Kal and Kathy beckius says:

    So sorry for your loss , your dad was a great guy ! Prayers for all of you !

  4. Neil & Bonnie Netterlund says:

    Andy and Jordan, So sorry to hear about your Dad. You guys were such great neighbors and we enjoyed watching you grow up on 6th St. Your dad did a fine job of raising you right.

  5. Suzanne & Brad Schmidt says:

    Jordan, Andy & family…Jay was a most wonderful neighbor and we truly enjoyed the years the family lived next door. Always a friend, always a friendly person. His love for his family was without question, and his enthusiasm for life equally so. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless you all!

  6. Elsie and Milan Knutson says:

    LaMae, we really can’t think of what to say after hearing that you lost Gene and Jay a few days apart and not much over a year since losing Pam. Our condolences and sympathies to you.

  7. Tobin Spooner says:

    Andrew and Jordan,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know him during our youth ministry days. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.


  8. Jana Askelson says:

    Andy and jordi, sorry for your loss.

  9. Mary and Steve Juelke says:

    Jay we will miss you. As a friend for many years you were in our wedding over 40 years ago. you were our traveling companion for the past 3 years. Steve and I will miss you terribly. Condolences to your family, Jordy and Andy and Lamae who was our neighbor for over 25 years.

  10. Duane Perhus says:

    We had some good times together buddy, the summer you had your motor home on a lake near mine, was good times revisited, will see you again some day. Rest in peace.

  11. Shawna Dosh says:

    Jordan, I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

  12. Steve and Mary Juelke says:

    Dear Jordan, Andy, Lamae and all other family and friends, our condolences regarding the loss of Jay so suddenly,may our prayers and your faith comfort you all .

  13. Lori DeJong says:

    Jordan, Andrew
    So sorry the loss of your father Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Tim and Linda Strahm says:

    Andy and Jordy we are so sorry for your loss. When it comes to Dad’s you two had one of the best! Seems like yesterday we were crossing paths at daycare drop off! Our sincere condolences.

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