Jessica M. Eskins

Jessica Marie Eskins, age 39 of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, formerly of Wynot, Nebraska, died on Friday, January 17, 2020 at her residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with Rev. Andy Phan officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot. Visitation will be on Wednesday, at church, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Shane Leise, Russ Wiepen, Kyle Wiepen, Eric Wieseler, Cody Wieseler, Nathan Schieffer, Joey Wiebelhaus, Scott Wiebelhaus, Robbie Wiebelhaus, Cameron Eskins, Drew Eskins, Jeremy Eskins, Ryan Uhing, David Uhing, Marcus Uhing, and Kelly Clarkson

Honorary pallbearers will be Laura Wiepen, Sara Wieseler, Jill McCoy, Caitlyn Oien, Abby Oien, Tracy Holcomb, Brenda Malcom, Adriana McManus, Hannah Neal, and Kara Eskins.

Jessica was born on October 8, 1980 in Yankton, SD to John William and Cindy Ann (Schieffer) Eskins. She grew up in Wynot and graduated from Wynot High School in 1999. Jessica then attended Mount Marty College for one year. She received her RN Degree from St. Lukes School of Nursing in 2004. She was a Registered Nurse in labor and delivery at Allina Health in Coon Rapids since 2007.

Jessica enjoyed being with friends, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially her nieces.

Jessica is survived by her father, John Eskins of Wynot, NE; two brothers, Jason (Misty) Eskins of Yankton, SD, Josh (Stacy) Eskins of Brandon, SD; four nieces; Rachael, Ashley, Allison and Isabella Eskins; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cindy Eskins on October 22, 1998 at the age of 44; grandparents, John & Helen Eskins and Alphonse & Gertrude Schieffer.

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19 response to "Jessica M. Eskins"

  1. By: Missi casey Posted: January 20, 2020

    Jess was such an amazing light! The laughs and memories we’ve shared over the past 12 years are simply a gift! Thank you Jess for being in my life! Peace out!

  2. By: Ray and Natashia Moser Posted: January 21, 2020

    Deepest sympathy to the Eskins family for the loss of your dear one Jessica. May you find peace in knowing she will be with Cindy now and they will be wrapping their arms around you as you travel through these days ahead. God bless 🙏

  3. By: Scott Koopman Posted: January 21, 2020

    May God bless your family at this sad time, I am truly blessed to have known Jess, She will be missed! Prayers to you all!!

  4. By: Yalonda Tate Posted: January 21, 2020

    Jess had the amazing ability to befriend everyone she met, always there for anyone in need! The world is a little less bright without you in it, but I’m lucky to have had you shine in mine! Rest easy my friend
    Peace Out!

  5. By: Heidi Baham Posted: January 21, 2020

    Jess was a beautiful person, her smile filled the room. She was kind and always gave all she had. Condolences to the Eskins family. Hugs to her nieces, without a doubt those girls meant the world to her and it was clear in all Jess did. Thank you Jess for being a part of my life, I will never forget you.

  6. By: Dawn M Posted: January 21, 2020

    Jess you were a great nurse, co worker, and friend. RIP.

  7. By: Debbie Brastrup Posted: January 21, 2020

    Dear Eskin family,
    Our condolences to all of you.. The death of a Daughter,, Sister, Aunt and friend is heartbreaking. May she RIP ❤

  8. By: Roger and Debbie Brastrup Posted: January 21, 2020

    Our condolences to all of the family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in peace Jess.

  9. By: Shantele Gillmann Posted: January 22, 2020

    The lord has called you home, though we are grieving for you here but this void will be filled with remembered joy, a laugh, a hug, a shoulder to lean on. God wanted you now and he set you free.

  10. By: Jean Kienitz Posted: January 22, 2020

    She left this Earth way too soon. But the memories she made will be in our hearts forever. Condolences to the Eskin family, her coworkers and friends.

  11. By: Rev. Michael D. Schmitz Posted: January 22, 2020

    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Jessica and I will remember her and family in my prayers.,

  12. By: Evan Friese Posted: January 22, 2020

    To the family and friends of Jess Eskins – Jess was somebody you just wanted to be around. Her humor and kindness were shared generously and appreciated by staff and the patients she so lovingly cared for. I believe she is laughing (snorting) in heaven and blissfully free. – Dr. Evan Friese

  13. By: Linda and Gary Lomheim Posted: January 22, 2020

    Our deepest sympathies to the Eskins family. Jess was such a sweetie! She and our daughter went to St Luke’s together. Jess visited in our home a couple of times and was so bubbly! We are so very sorry for your loss.

  14. By: Dan and Mary Jo Grandfield Posted: January 22, 2020

    Deepest sympathies to the Eskins family, and extended family. Jessica had such a bubbly personality. Many memories of her as a student during my time in Wynot.

  15. By: Amy S. Petrik Posted: January 22, 2020

    I met Jessica at Mount Marty College when I enrolled there as a nontrad (aka age 32) from 1999-2001… She always made me laugh and always had a caring personality.. I was deeply shocked to read about her passing in the Yankton P&D. Sending you all love and light for healing….

  16. By: Roger and Mary Jo Bonertz Posted: January 23, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. Hope all the memories of such a happy and loving times will help get you through this hard time. She will be missed, but thankful she is at rest in pease. Prayers and thoughts to all the family

  17. By: Nancee Jahnke Posted: January 23, 2020

    To Jessica’s Beloved Family, my sincere condolences for your great loss.
    Jessica was a spunky spitfire that found joy in so many little things. I’ll remember her belly laugh that could fill a room, her sarcastic wit that was never unkind, her caring and kindness showed towards her friends and patients. Jessica was our Jess for a million reasons. Thank you for sharing her with all of us in Coon Rapids. Jess , fly high and dance with your mom among the moon and stars… lub you long time…..

  18. By: Mary Beth (Wheeler) Schenkel Posted: January 23, 2020

    Dear John and family’s day friends of Jessica,
    Please accept my condolences for your loss, I am so sorry to hear of Jessica’s passing. What a nice video tribute! It was sweet to see pictures of so much love 💕 I also enjoyed seeing pictures of Cindy, my favorite childhood babysitter! I can only imagine what joy there is in heaven with their reunion. I will be praying for comfort for you all.

  19. By: Bob Fuerst Posted: January 24, 2020

    I met Jessica when I dated her cousin Laura. She was always so full of life and laughter. I will never for get. Her laugh. The best story she ever told was when she lost her phone. And someone found it and saw the contact in it that said papa John. Thinking it was the pizza place. They called it at 2:30 in the morning trying to order a pizza and Jessica’s Dad John answered it and said sorry we are closed and went back to bed. She was a great lady and will be missed.

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