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Sunday, August 8, 2010

RIP Jake

I woke up yesterday morning to some pretty horrible news. One of my friends from Caribou texted me to tell me that another mutual Caribou friend, Jake, was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Jake was out on his bike Friday evening in Hastings, MN on a county road when a vehicle coming in the opposite direction crossed the center line of the two lane road and collided with Jake and his bike. Jake was pronounced dead at the scene. Here's the latest news story I could find, it kind of helps sum up not only what's known so far about the tragedy but also about the kind of person Jake was.

I'm not even sure what to say. Jake was one of those people who just made everything more fun. We worked together at Caribou for about a year to a year and a half and I always looked forward to working with him. Not only did Jake has a fabulous work ethic (and everyone knows I have great respect for that) but he was also FUN. He was always cracking jokes and goofing off and making even little ol' serious me smile. And on top of that, Jake was one of those genuinely GOOD people. He just had this love for life that sometimes is hard to find in people.

My very favorite time spent with Jake was talking about relationships. Although Jake was generally a really goofy guy, he was also incredibly thoughtful and we had some pretty great talks about love and life. He always impressed me with how mature he was in his thinking.

Although Jake drove me nuts sometimes he was one of the very best people I knew. And he's going to be greatly missed.

If you could all please keep Jake, his family and all of his friends in your thoughts and prayers that would be much appreciated.


42 wonderful thoughts:

Practically Perfect...

Oh that is so, so sad. I teared up just reading this story. Such a needless loss of life. My heart breaks for his poor family. I'll definitely remember them in my prayers.


so sorry for your loss! such a tragic accident and loss of a young life :(


I am so, so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a great guy and will truly be missed.


Oh Krysten, I'm so sorry. I'll keep all of you in my thoughts tonight and I hope you're doing okay.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime terrible. Gone too soon. So sorry for your loss, Krysten.


So sad and i am so sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping you and his family in my prayers.


Oh Krysten, I'm so sorry to hear about Jake passing away. That is such tragic news. *hugs*. His family and friends are in my thoughts.

Audrey Allure

So sorry to hear that :(

Crazy Shenanigans

How sad! I'm so sorry to hear this.

Smart Ass Sara

So sad. It's always awful to hear about someone so young dying because of someone else's mistake.

The Non-Student

Thinking of you and everyone who knew Jake. What a tragedy.


that is so awful. i'm so sorry for your loss. how sad.


praying for you!


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a very tragic thing to happen. You and all those close to him are in my sincerest thoughts.

Dancing Branflake

How horrible! His poor family must be suffering right now. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way and their way. I am so sorry.


what a tragedy!! i'm so sorry!it sounds like Jake was an incredible guy. i will keep everyone that knew and loved him in my prayers.


Oh gosh. This really is horrible. I wish that these kinds of things didn't have to happen to the best people. So sorry to hear this. :(


I'm soooooo sorry for your loss girl.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama

This is so sad. I'm so sorry.

Rachel Elizabeth

How sad. I am keeping his family in my thoughts.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

I'm very sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to his family and friends. You hear this too much with bikes. What a tragedy.


i'm sorry about your friend. death is never easy.
i hope jake's family and friends can find comfort soon.


I'm so sorry for your loss. He looked like a fun, free-spirited, warm hearted person.

Lacey in the City

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and I will have you and all who knew Jake in my thoughts and prayers. I'm wishing you comfort and peace.

Brittany Ann

Oh, hun, I am so sorry for your loss! Losing a friend is heart-breaking!

Cafe Fashionista

That is so incredibly sad; I am so sorry to hear about this, Krysten. I hope that you are doing well. Jake sounds like he was such a wonderful person. RIP. :(


this is so sad, krysten :( I'm sorry for this loss.

Maria Celina

I'm terribly sorry for your loss. I wish I knew what else to say, but I can only wish for peace of mind for your, your mutual friends, and his family. May he rest in eternal peace.


So very sad. His family will definitely be in my prayers!

kelly ann

oh sweetie, i'm so sorry. :( he seemed like a truly great guy, and my heart goes out to you and his family & friends. i'm holding you all close, and sending prayers. you're not alone! <3


I'm so sorry to hear about this - my prayers are with his family and friends - you included!

the chirpy bird

I'm so sorry to hear that.. it's always so sad when someone's life is taken too soon
xo tash


I'm so sorry for your loss.

Diana Mieczan

Ohh I am so sorry,sweetie!

Scientific Housewife

So sorry to hear of your loss.


it's one of the hardest blogs to sit and write. You want to tell everyone what happened yet you know there are only few who understand. As young as we are, we shouldn't have to be writing these blogs yet. We shouldn't have to be talking about friends passing.
I know what you are going through Krysten, and while I didn't know Jake, I can completely relate to how you are feeling. Hang in there... keep smiling... remember the good (and the bad) times you had together and cry about them while you laugh. It helps. Talk to people who knew him and relive the moments. I wish strength and peace for you and the family and friends of Jake.


I'm so sorry for your loss <3 I had a friend who was killed in a motorcycle accident in high school and it was just so hard for everyone involved. My thoughts are with you and his friends and family.

Teenage Bride

I am praying for you, for Jake, for his family and friends, and for the other driver as well.

May God Bless you in your time of need, and let his love heal your pain.


Sending big hugs and prayers your way and to his family!



Oh girl, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I'm thinking about you and sending a big ole virtual hug your way.



I can so relate, I lost one of my very good friends in a motorcycle accident 4 years ago and it still hurts, but once in a while I hear a laughter like his and it just makes me smile

Elise Halladay

I am so sorry for your loss. I will most definitely keep his family in my thoughts.