Jesse K Baker, age 26, of Brainerd, Mn went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 27, 2020. Funeral services were held at the Journey North Church in Baxter, Mn on May 4, 2020 with interment at the Wildwood Cemetery, Pillager, Mn.
Jesse was born June 30, 1993 in Thief River Falls, Mn to Kristopher Baker and Natalie Gjovik. He married the love of his life, Devyn Mudgett on August 18, 2018.
Jesse graduated from Thief River Falls High School in 2011. As a child, Jesse enjoyed visiting his Baker grandparents home in Mayville jumping on the neighbor’s trampoline or playing pool and pinball in the Baker basement. During these visits he would also play hide and seek in their furniture store and make houses and cars out of the large furniture boxes. Jesse enjoyed many days hunting and fishing at the dam in TRF
Jesse’s love for the Lord was a driving force in his life. This love was reignited while at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. While at Teen Challenge, Jesse rediscovered his passion for life. He was a proud April 2016 graduate and was always a huge advocate/supporter of the program. After Teen Challenge, Jesse felt it in his heart to speak about his addiction in an effort to reach others who may be struggling. He spoke to the students about his addiction at Thief River Falls High School, Brainerd High School, Pillager High School and numerous youth groups. Jesse and Devyn also coordinated a fundraiser to help raise money for MNTC raising over $4,000.
Jesse enjoyed his job as a roller operator for Anderson Brothers Construction Residential Division in Brainerd for the past 4 years. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his wife on Sunny days to get pizza and ice cream. Jesse excelled at body building and competed in the NPC Upper Midwest body building competition in Fargo , where he placed 3rd in his class (but really placed 1st when he proposed to his then girlfriend Devyn and she said “YES”) #MakeHerABaker. One month later he competed in the NPC Gopher State Classic and placed 1st in his class. It was something he worked very hard for and was very proud of. Jesse and Devyn attended The Journey North Church and Jesse was the bass player on the worship team on occasion. He also was a huge fan of the Minnesota Wild. You could always catch him in his Minnesota Wild apparel.
Jesse will forever be loved and deeply missed by his wife, Devyn; parents Kris Baker, Paradise Valley, AZ and Natalie LaCoursiere, Thief River Falls, Mn; siblings, Craig (Kayla Christensen) Nichols, International Falls, Mn, Kylie LaCoursiere, TRF; Lexy Baker, Arvada, CO; grandparents, Steven and Marion Baker, Mayville, Mary Beich; parents-in-law, Scott and Dawn Mudgett; brother-in-law, Dexter (Casey) Mudgett; nieces, Jazlynn Mae Stennes, Brynlee and Brekkyn Mudgett; and many family and friends.
Jesse is preceded in death by his great grandparents, John and June Baker, Joseph and Florence Wiener and Gerald Ulferts.
The entire family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, prayers, messages and support during this very difficult time. Also thank you to all who spoke, sent flowers, cards and words of encouragement. Please keep our family in your prayers.
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(Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd, MN)