Jennifer "Jennie" Joy Walsh, 28, Oldsmar, Fla. passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
She was born Aug. 3, 1985 in Tacoma, Wash. She lived in Auburn, Wash., until she was 5 years old. She then moved to Ramsey, where she grew up.
She was delightful and smart little girl and was always coming up with fun things to do. She was so good to her little brother and always made sure that he had a fun time. By the time she was 11, she was taller than her mom and on her way to becoming a webmaster. The week she turned 16, she got her driver's license, started her first "real" job and started junior college through her high school program.
In 2003, she graduated from high school and moved to Tampa, Fla. because she couldn't bear the cold Minnesota winters. In 2008, she completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business at University of South Florida (USF) -Tampa and started working for Geographic Solutions in 2009. She completed her MBA from USF - St. Petersburg in 2011.
Everyone enjoyed Jennie's quick wit and amazing sense of humor. She was a very devoted daughter, sister and friend, kind hearted and generous beyond measure.
In February, she became engaged to Ryan and was eager to become his wife. They were to be married Aug. 23 and were going to celebrate their marriage with her family in Wisconsin the following week. We are so very saddened that her life with us on earth has been cut short. Instead of celebrating her marriage, we are having to say goodbye to her. Though we miss her so very much, we take great comfort knowing that she is in God's loving and merciful arms and that one day, we will see her again.
Jennie is survived by her fiancé, Ryan Osterman, of Oldsmar, Fla.; parents, Rod and Noreen (Sunram) Walsh of Neenah, Wis.; brother, Adam and the special woman in his life, Sara Gawinski, of St. Paul; grandparents, Dean and Joyce Walsh, of Park Rapids; five aunts, six uncles, and 11 cousins.
Memorial service: was held Sunday, Aug. 24 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.