Jessie Roskens, 95, of Jamestown, ND died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Jessie Eleanor Roskens was born on November 25, 1921 to Henry and Elizabeth Grussing, on the family farm located at Bunde, MN. She married Edward Roskens in 1943 and they farmed near Clara City, MN until 1974.   Jessie was a faithful wife, mother, and homemaker and helped with many of the ‘chores’ and fieldwork on the farm. She enjoyed family, gatherings, participating in church activities, sewing & mending clothes, reading, gardening, and canning. She and Edward loved camping and traveling around the United States and Canada. They made their home near Nest Lake in MN and later near Clara City, MN. After Edward died in 1975, Jessie lived in Arizona, New London & Spicer, MN, and later years made her home in Jamestown, ND. Her travels took her to distant lands including Taiwan, the Holy Land, and Kenya. While in Jamestown, Jessie especially enjoyed her daily “Coffee Group” with friends, Tuesday Morning Bible Study, Friendship Circle, and eating out!

Jessie lived the last 5 ½ years at Ave Maria Village where she displayed her love and caring spirit and always had a smile on her face. She passed on to her ‘heavenly home’ on May 18, 2017.

Jessie is survived by: Daughter Patricia Roskens of Saluda, NC; (granddaughters – Andrea Thissen & Katrina Thissen and great- granddaughters – Willow & Amberly).                                   Son Donald Roskens of Maynard, MN; son David (Debbie) Roskens of Maynard, MN; (grandchildren –April (Josh) Lauritsen of Breckenridge, MN; great grandchildren – Emmaree, Ethan, & Elsie); Tera(Dan) Swenson of Montevideo, MN; Erin(Chris) Watterud of Rothsay, MN; (great grandchildren – Kailee, Abigail, and Ian); Travis(Shana) Roskens of Maynard, MN; (great grandchildren – Chloe, Riley, and Henley); son Delroy Roskens of Erie, CO; (granddaughter – Violet (Chris) Nathan of Erie, CO and great granddaughter, Zinai); and daughter Rosemary (Ken) McDougall of Jamestown, ND; (grandchildren Heather (David Haukaas) McDougall and John (Hannah Kang) McDougall of Detroit, MI; brother Louis (Marilyn) of Montevideo, MN and Pauline(Pete) Freiborg of Clara City, MN and many nieces and nephews.


Jessie is preceded in death by her parents, brother Elmer (Annie) Grussing, sisterKatie (Ailt) Feldman, and sister Harriet (Calvin) Ulferts, and granddaughter Cara Roskens.


Memorial Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Jamestown.