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Jay Haverinen, of Dalbo, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 25, 2019, of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surrounded by family and loved ones.  He was 53 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Karmel Covenant Church  (5799 Co Rd 6 NW- Princeton, MN 55371) with Pastor Gary Tonn officiating.

VISITATION will be held from 3:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, January 27th at the Karmel Covenant Church and again 1 hour prior to the service on Monday, all at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Karmel Covenant Cemetery.

Jonathan (Jay) Scott Haverinen, of Dalbo, MN, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 25, 2019, of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 53 years old.

Jay was born May 25, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, MN, to Edwin and Sylvia (Spiegelberg) Haverinen. He spent his early childhood in Menahga and attended elementary school there until his parents divorced in 1974.

Jay grew up in Dalbo, MN, and graduated from Ogilvie High school in 1983. Following graduation, Jay joined the Air Force, and was assigned to Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden, West Germany. He served as a cable splicer for the 1836-EIG in the years 1984-1988.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Christianson on September 15, 1984, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora, MN. After Jay and Mary moved back to the United States they made their home near Dalbo. He was employed as a network technician for 30 years at the phone company that is now known as CenturyLink.

A daughter, Heidi, was born on July 9, 1996, and was his pride and joy. She grew up alongside of her father as he proudly passed down his knowledge of softball, sports and the outdoors.

Jay enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and sports. He shared his love of the outdoors closely with his brother Steve and his beloved daughter Heidi along with many other family members.

Jay is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughter Heidi, stepfather Victor (Carol) Lindgren, sister Susie (Butch) Larson of Menahga, MN, brother Steve (Glenda) Haverinen of Princeton, MN, and sister Deanna (Jay) Kohl of Mora, MN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debra (Tom) Zinken, Dennis (Jonie) Christianson, Kevin Christianson, Tom (Chris) Christianson, and Judy (Donny) Cassman; along with many other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father Edwin Haverinen, mother Sylvia, sister Lorie Stromberg, and brother Daniel Haverinen.

15 thoughts on “JONATHAN “JAY” HAVERINEN”

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to Mary, Heidi and all family members.

    Sincerely sorry,
    Jeff and Jaunice Carda & family

  2. Throughout the conversations I had with Jay, there was always one constant – a plethora of love and joy for Mary, Heidi and the rest of his family. He was a special man. He embodied what it means to be BTS and it was a pleasure to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    – Dr. Montville

  3. Sweet Heidi and your mom;
    I was surprised and sad for you two. I’m so sorry u 2 have to go through this. Dad is your ANGEL now. I’m praying u can stay strong at this time. I know it’s not going to be easy. GOD be with you n mom. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE YA.

  4. Sweet Heidi and your mom; I’m so sorry for your loss. I was surprised and my heart is sadden for u and ur mom. Your dad is your ANGEL now, still watching over you. Sweety, he’ll be miss by you and your family. Sweety, stay strong BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. love ya

  5. Jay was a great guy to work with and around. I never heard a bad word said about him from anyone. His word or handshake could be counted on as he was a man of great integrity and character. I’m sure Jay will be remembered as a strong man who loved his family and respected his friends. He could be counted on. Our prayers go out to you Mary, Heidi, Steve, ( an old hockey buddy) and the rest of the family.

  6. He was great to work with..very nice & always professional..I honestly didn’t know he was suffering..I am happy he is not longer suffering..I am sad for his Family & Friends & coworkers..He will be missed by all…Blessings..

  7. Mary,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss!!

    May you find comfort in the prayers that are being sent your way.

    My deepest sympathy,

  8. My heart is so saddened by your loss, I worked with Jay since 2000 and he was always “spot on” & doing the “right job”! I greatly admired his work ethic! Condolences to your family.

  9. Mary and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Jay was a wonderful person and a great worker. I was so happy to work with him at the phone company. He was always my go to guy when there were complicated jobs to do, and I knew that all the paperwork would be correct when he was done. He will be missed by many. Our thought, Tom and eanne

  10. I work at CenturyLink. I remember Jay. He was kind and friendly and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family. He will be missed.

  11. I am sorry I did not know Jay. My very best friend died of the same disease and I can’t count the number of times I think of Darlene in one day. She was so full of life and made fun of herself to make others smile and laugh (all the time. We had coffee together for over 30 years and I was so sad when I found out about the diagnosis for Darlene ( as I am sure your family also is grieving for Jay). Remember all the fun and laughter he shared with you

  12. I worked with Jay at the phone company for many years and always respected his knowledge and his willingness to go the extra mile. I am so sorry for your loss and may God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.

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