Jeffrey Edward LaBrie
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Jeffrey Edward LaBrie, age 28, of Yankton, South Dakota, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 23, 2016.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 26 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton and a prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM led by Reverend James Pearson.
Jeffrey was born May 5, 1988 in Sioux City, Iowa to Richard LaBrie and Susan (Olson) Ostendorf. He grew up in Burnsville, MN and moved to Yankton at the age of 15. Jeff graduated from Yankton High School in 2007 and then attended Mankato State University, majoring in business. After university, Jeff worked at BTD Industries in Farmington, MN where he operated CNC equipment. In 2015, he moved back to Yankton and was employed at Gehl Manufacturing. Jeffrey was a quick study and he was able to master virtually any challenge. He enjoyed playing soccer, golf and baseball. Jeff also loved snowboarding, water skiing and riding motorcycles. He always looked forward to being around people and hanging out with his friends.
Jeff is survived by his mother, Sue (Steve) Ostendorf of Minneapolis, MN; father, Rick LaBrie of Yankton; step mother, Carie Hanson LaBrie of Yankton; two brothers, Austin (Becca) Wolf of Grand Lake, CO and Calvin LaBrie of Minneapolis; four sisters: Cari Eich and Sara Gualazzi, both of Onawa, IA and Katelyn and Stephanie Ostendorf of Minneapolis; grandmother, Dee LaBrie; aunts and uncles: Kathy Fjestad, Marian and Gary Salwierak, Ed and Jean LaBrie and Patty and Ed Hastings; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Art and Beth Olson and Roland J. LaBrie; and two uncles, Scott and Bobby Olson.
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Jefro...always gonna miss our fishing trips...our trips tot he lake our river and beach during he summer...hanging out and all the great laughs brother. Hang in there and watch over us. Until next time...
I am so very sorry for this terrible loss to your family. May God give you all strength and guidance to get you through this tragic journey and give you strength!
We are so very very sorry for your loss! Words are hard to come by, prayers to all of you.
Dear Rick and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
Thornton Wilder reminds us that "the highest tribute we can give the dead is not grief but gratitude." I hope your loving memories help give you comfort.
My mom sends a special hug to Dee, too.
Nothing but love, Linda Santi
Ed, So sorry to hear of the loss of your nephew. Prayers go out to you and Jeff's family and relatives.
Mrs. Chris Davis (Beck)
Dear Rick and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Don & Donna LaFerrier
Dear family and loved ones of Jeff - I hold you all in my prayers, now and in the day to come. May the Love that surrounds you and is within you, help to give you some comfort. A wonderful old prayer reminds us that "life is changed, but not ended."
Fr. James Pearson, Christ Episcopal Church
Dear Susan & family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. You are all in my prayers. What a beautiful young man he is. Taken way to soon. May his soul rest in peace. God Bless you all.
Suzanne (Lueck) Stanek
Rick, Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and extend our deepest sympathy.
Dear family, my name is Bob, and I was the UPS driver who delivered to Cresent Electric in Minneapolis where Jeff worked. I heard the saddening news today. I saw Jeff twice a day when I delivered and picked up. We had many short interesting conversations for the time I knew him. He was very intense and focused on his work, life, and partying. I saw him go through his situation with losing mobility in his leg. He was determined to get clean and get full strength back in his leg. He really liked a special lady friend at this time, and was really focused on having a future with her. Then one day he was gone. I missed Jeff, and now I miss him more. He had a heart of gold, determination to concour every challenge life presented. And so much potential for a promising future. And his personality was witty and charming. I wanted to share my connection with Jeff my friend at work. My condolences to the family and all of his friends.
My coworker, my friend, my brother you will be dearly missed because God has called upon a bright and gifted angel. The time spent with you on this earth can never be replaced so your memory will live on in all of us. See you later my brother.
I was in Sioux City last Thursday and saw Jeffrey's Obituary. My condolences to all of the family over the loss of such a young life. I grew up with all of you on the westside of Sioux City - mostly with Jean who I would like to contact again.
Peace to all of you.
Barbara Okonoski Solheim
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss in your family. Death is truly the enemy of all mankind. May you find comfort from God's promise to bring to life again those who have died. Acts 24:15; Isaiah 41:10, 13.
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