Jake L. Villa, of Ogilvie, died on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  He was 28 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 12:00 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Fish Lake Pavilion (674 Fish Lake Dr. Mora, MN 55051)

VISITATION will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and one hour prior to the service at the Fish Lake Pavilion.

In Lieu of Flowers, a Memorial account has been set up at Neighborhood National Bank of Mora, MN. Make checks payable to “Benefit of Jake Villa.” Proceeds will benefit the Isanti Chapter of Pheasants Forever Youth. Online donations can be made at PayPal.Me/BenefitofJakeVilla

Jake Lee Villa, of Ogilvie, Minnesota passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 after a workplace accident in Minneapolis. He was 28 years old.

Jake was born on March 26, 1990 to Rodney Villa and Vicki Hanson. He grew up in East Bethel, MN and graduated from St. Francis High School in 2008. In 2012, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelly Speldrick, and together they built a home in 2015 at the family farm, a place he loved so much since childhood.

Jake completed a 5 year apprenticeship to be a construction electrician, earning his journeyman wireman’s license in 2017 and was employed with Muska Electric. He was a very hardworking and dedicated individual.

He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiles, ATV’s and all the things outdoors. Jake had many friends and was widely known for his kindness and generosity. He was an exceptional husband, son, brother, and uncle.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Russell Bergren, and aunt Constance Lynn.

Jake is survived by his loving wife Kelly; his parents, Rodney (XueLian) Villa, Vicki (Leland) Hanson; his brother Rex (Alicia) Villa; grandparents, Lorraine and Rollie Little, Phyllis Bergren; in-laws, Mark and Susan Speldrick, Jessica Bottelson; nieces and nephews, Reagan and Ryan Villa, Bradley and Easton Bottelson; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Fish Lake Resort in Mora where he and Kelly celebrated their marriage. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to service on Saturday at the Fish Lake Resort.

In Lieu of Flowers, a Memorial account has been set up at Neighborhood National Bank of Mora, MN. Make checks payable to “Benefit of Jake Villa.” Proceeds will benefit the Isanti Chapter of Pheasants Forever Youth. Online donations can be made at PayPal.Me/BenefitofJakeVilla


39 guestbook entries for JAKE L. VILLA

  1. Ryan Kunst September 22, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

    Thoughts and prayers to your entire family in this time of mourning.

  2. Bryan and Debbie Engblom September 23, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    Our hearts are with you all.

  3. Gordie and Suzi Beaman September 23, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    We are sad to here of Jake’s passing
    Our prayers go out to Vicki and family
    2Cor. 5:8
    We will see Jake again

  4. Robin Breas September 23, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    We are so sorry for your loss, please know that your family is in our prayers!

  5. Pete Lindahl September 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

    From the officers and staff of Local 292, please accept our deepest sympathy. Jake was a great electrician and member who will be missed but never forgotten.

  6. Kathie Tetzlaff September 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Joann Hydeman September 23, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

    Vicki I am sorry to hear of your families loss. Will be in my prayers.

  8. Kay Pierson and Family September 23, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

    Vicki and Family, My sympathy goes out to you, keeping you in my prayers for Gods guidance through this difficult time.

  9. Sonja Seim September 23, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Jake. Prayers to the whole family!

  10. Jim Brown September 24, 2018 at 6:59 am #

    I am a superintendent for a general contractor and I was very fortunate to have had Jake on a project this past summer he was a great electrician and a very nice young man always a good morning and a smile from Jake. I was deeply saddened to hear of this tragic loss and your whole family are in our prayers.

  11. Marrta Wyatt September 24, 2018 at 9:12 am #

    I hadn’t seen Jake since high school, but we had so much fun together in band and at bonfires back in the day. I’m praying for you all during this time. He will be missed!

  12. Raymond Zeran September 24, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    I am so sorry to hear of our collective loss, this is not how anyone wanted it to go. Jake had a future that was cut short. My deepest sympathies, to his family and loved ones. We mourn together as workers in a dangerous field of employment. We train to “keep the genie in the bottle.” Sometimes we can’t. From IBEW local 292, we all mourn together.

  13. Eric Engblom September 24, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    So sorry to hear about Jake, my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

  14. Jean Schonthaler September 24, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    Our hearts go out to Jake’s family and especially my niece, Kelly (Jake’s wife). Jake was amazing. He was funny, loved the outdoors, and fit right in with my brother’s family.
    We are so sorry and sad that you lost Jake so early in life. Our prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.

  15. Kitty Ireland September 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    My Prayers are with you all in this tragic loss!!

  16. Brenda Turner September 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

    To Vickie and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the memories of the times you shared with him.
    May you feel the comfort and love of Our Lord Jesus. Sending up prayers for strength and consolation at this difficult time.

  17. Brenda Turner September 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

    Vickie and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories of times spent with him. God’s Love and Comfort to you at this difficult time.

  18. Gayle Land September 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

    Vicki and family–I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Kari McNab September 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    May you find strength and comfort in each other’s arms and in your faith. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  20. Maggie Lindstrom September 25, 2018 at 8:07 am #

    Vicki, I am so deeply sorry for your loss, I have you and your family in my prayers. I am quite sure the world lost a bright and wonderful soul who will be missed greatly.

  21. Dr MIchelle Haroldson September 25, 2018 at 8:13 am #

    Vickie and Family,
    I was so saddened to hear about your son’s life being cut short. It sounds like he was a wonderful son, husband and co-worker. I hope you are able to hang in there through this terrible time. Best wishes are coming to you from work at Cambridge.

  22. Bonnie Peterson September 25, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    May your many memories of Jake help to sustain you at this most difficult time.

  23. Scott Skelton September 25, 2018 at 8:28 am #

    So Sorry for you loss, your in my thoughts

  24. Gary & Lana Peterson September 25, 2018 at 8:38 am #

    Vicki and family- We are so sorry for the loss of your son, Jake. May his memories be forever in your hearts and bring you comfort each time you think about him. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. So very sorry.

  25. Brianna Green September 25, 2018 at 9:02 am #


    You and your family have been in my prayers. I know that your heart is aching and there are not words that can ease that. Know that I am here if you ever need a friend to listen.

    Take care.

  26. Robert & Shanlee Speeter September 25, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    We are so deeply saddened for your loss. We hold your family close to our hearts as you greive your loved one’s loss. So sorry in every way.

  27. Tina Tatro September 25, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you at this very difficult time.

  28. Mike & Sheila Stark September 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    We were devastated to here the news of Jake’s Passing. Jake always had a smile and kind words. He would take time to help anyone out that needed it. This world lost a truly wonderful person and heaven gained one.

  29. Donna Sandven September 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    Vicki and family.I just today heard about the passing of Jake.I am So sorry for your loss..May all the happy thoughts of time spent togeather help to heal as time goes by.

  30. Sherry Dukek September 26, 2018 at 12:28 am #

    To Vicki and her family, if only we as humans could change the outcomes of the unthinkable and magically keep them safe. It’s not our fault bad things happen….My deepest sympathy, for the loss of your beloved son. No, parent should see the life of their children taken away from their world. The loss; devastating, as if an injustice has been done. And in truth, there has. Because, all of the hope and the wishes from the child’s parent is left in place of their very essence. The building blocks and every effort the child has established….My hope and wishes for you as a parent, is that you will become stronger and carry your sons legacy, and share all you have learned from him. And share in all he has accomplished as a proud parent should. Because of your love and the bond of your memories will live on, and cannot be taken away. I’m here for you and I know what you are going through. I’m so very sorry and I’m praying for all those whom you love. 💘

  31. Candy Koepp September 26, 2018 at 9:38 am #

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you & you will be in my Prayers. May the many memories bring you comfort & the love of family & friends help you through this very difficult time.

  32. Sheila and Dennis Heiden September 26, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Vicky and family,
    Our hearts go out to all of you. We can’t imagine the deep sense of loss Kelly and each of you feel. You are in our prayers … look to the Lord and His strength … keeping your arms wrapped around each other.

  33. Gwen September 26, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  34. Jenelle Nelson September 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

    I remember Jake from EBCS where I was a ed. assistant. He was such a nice kid. I am so sorry for your whole families loss. Prayers for your comfort.

  35. Connie (Dant) Bauer September 27, 2018 at 11:52 am #

    Vicki and family, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son Jake. My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow.

  36. Mary Jo and Tim Harris September 28, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    Vicki and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Jake. Know that we are thinking of you all and sending our love. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  37. Linda Lange September 28, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    Vicki and family,
    Sending hugs and prayers of support to you all in this difficult time. So sorry for the loss of your beloved son. My heart breaks for you.💔🙏

  38. Claire Kind September 28, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    Vicki and Family, May God bless you in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  39. Natalie Anderson October 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

    Dear Vicki and family,
    My hear breaks with the news of your loss an you have my dearest and deepest sympathy. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Some day this world will end and we will all be reunited with our Lord and loved ones what Glory that will be 💗 We have that to hold on to and look forward to.
    Natalie and Robyn Anderson

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