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Jessanna Schlinsky 03/06/2020

Jessanna Schlinsky 03/06/2020

Jess Schlinsky, age 32 of River Falls, WI died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. She was born on December 2, 1987 in Middletown, Ohio. Jess worked in the bookkeeping department at the River Falls State Bank. She loved painting especially with watercolors and acrylics. Jess married Mike Schlinsky on June 14, 2014 in River Falls, WI. She loved the arts, taking pictures, painting, and flowers. She made displays for the River Falls bank and created many commissions for people in River Falls. Jess was an artist with a beautiful heart, vibrant and full of life. She was compassionate, kind, and sweet with a heart of gold. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Thomas (Joan) Ray. Jess is survived by her husband, Mike; dogs, Lily and Moe; parents, Mark (Renee) Watrud; siblings, Andy (Sam Carter) Schweiss, Abbi (Týr) Oden-Schweiss; nephew, Hayden Schweiss; nieces; Hunter and Iliana Schweiss; aunts and uncles, Tom (Cindy) Etter, Mike (Kathy) Schweiss; cousin, Nicole Engman; sister-in-law, Maria Gerlach; and many relatives and friends. In honor of Jess’ vibrant life please do not wear black or formal attire. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12:00-3:00pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (805 E Division Street) River Falls. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Peggy Posted March 8, 2020 4:24 pm

    I was fortunate enough to work with Jess. Hard worker. Very helpful to everyone. Excellant with customers. She was also a good friend. Very talented. She drew me a beautiful picture I will treasure even more now. Will miss you Jess.

  • Julie Posted March 9, 2020 7:16 pm

    Jess was an amazing ray of sunshine! She was always smiling and positive. This news is so very sad. I am sure she is blessing everyone in heaven with her smile and spunky attitude!

  • Aunt Margie Posted March 10, 2020 12:26 am

    Oh Jess, so many things to be said. But now as you stand there with your grandparents and wonder at the beauty of heaven, know that you were a light to EVERYONE you met.

    You are pain free and know you are loved up there, but you are loved down here too and will be missed. Send a butterfly around me once in a while so I know you’re watching me.

  • Grandma Dee Posted March 11, 2020 2:20 pm

    Just so sad about this tragic loss of this very kind, talented and creative person. She had goodness in her heart and I will treasure how she refurbished my garden animals forever. I just loved the special person you were and the brightness you brought to our family. We will miss you, Jess. You will add additional sunshine to heaven. She was a treasured Grand-daughter-in-law.

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