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Jesse James Dannels

Jesse James Dannels
Born: Nov 29, 1997
Died: Feb 07, 2016

Jesse James Dannels, 18, passed away on February 7, 2016. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Chinook High School Gymnasium. Arrangements have been made with Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook. 
Jesse came into this world on November 29, 1997 to Robert and Ruth Dannels of Chinook, MT. Jesse’s motivation and happy spirit impacted everyone he met. His love for sports was evident in his swimming, football, track and wrestling. He excelled at everything he did. His teammates were not only friends, but brothers. Jesse’s willingness to help others was amazing. He was always motivating others to do their best and he was there to cheer them on. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Jesse is survived by his parents, brothers; Casey (Mariah) Reid, Ryan (Cristina) Reid, all from Arizona, Kyle (Andee) Reid of Minnesota. His grandfather; Ralph Forbes, Paul (Valerie) Dannels, Grandmother; Carol Upshaw, 1 niece and 4 nephews, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics of Montana.

Public Guest Book

Feb 8th
Doug and Carol Komrosky
Dear Family,
Our deepest condolences. What an awesome young man. You are in our prayers.
Feb 9th
Jill Thompson
I'm so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to share what a great guy Jesse was to my boys during swimming lessons. He was so positive and encouraging and finally got my boys to not be scared of the water. We will never forget him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Feb 9th
Jim Jacobsen
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob Upshaw, my cousin, was so very proud of Jesse. Just know we are thinking of you.
Feb 9th
Jeff and Donna Whitmus
As part of the wrestling community in Wolf Point we would like to send our condolences to your family for the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Feb 10th
Brian Torgerson Family
Our heartfelt condolences to your family from my family and the Colstrip wrestling family. Jesse was a great young man and a great role model for young wrestlers/athletes. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you in this tragic time.
Feb 10th
Dee Pribyl
From one wrestling family to another, our heartfelt condolences and prayers. Our world has lost a very special young man.
Feb 10th
Judy Fossum
I am so sorry to hear about Jesse. I have enjoyed watching him play football and wrestle when I have gone to watch my grandson, Kevin. It is always hard to lose family, but harder when it is a younger person. As a parent and grandparent, it is what I have always feared. Cherish your memories of him and that awesome smile.
Feb 11th
Cheryl Schuldt
Ruth and Bob, Jesse left here way too soon and for reasons unknown to us. Guess God needed a great young man by his side. I so remember Jesse as a little boy at swim meets, on the bus and around town. When I drove the bus he would always race it along the road to his house--I'd slow down so he could "win" Everyone would be cheering for him! HE made us feel good without even thinking about it. Prayers for all of you to find a little peace. Mike, Cheryl and Chris Schuldt
Feb 12th
Krista Milligan
Bob & Ruth, I am so, so sorry about Jesse. He touched our community in a way very few people can. You have been in my thoughts constantly this week - I love you guys


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