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Jesse McGovern, 29, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at his home on
Sunday, May 25th, 2014.  Jesse Allen McGovern was born at Hallock
February 24, 1985 to Billy and Colleen (Johnson) McGovern.  He was
baptized and confirmed in Grace Lutheran Church.  Jesse attended
Kittson Central High School and played hockey there, graduating in
2003.  Jesse went on to attend Alexandria Vocational Technical
Institute and graduated from the Diesel Mechanics program. On July
22, 2006 he was united in marriage to Abby Elfstrom at Hallock. They
settled in Alexandria and Jesse worked for Steussy Diesel there.  
Jesse and Abby moved back to Hallock to farm in June of 2013.  He was
a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church.   Jesse loved to fish and
knew all the lakes around Alexandria.   He also enjoyed hunting and
NASCAR, often taping the races when he didn’t have time to watch and
avoiding anyone who might know the outcome of the race.
    He is survived by his loving wife, Abby; two beautiful children,
Landon and Aubrey; his parents, Billy and Colleen; Hallock; a
brother, Christopher, Denver, CO; his maternal grandmother, Marjorie
Johnson, Hallock;  in-laws, Roger and Brenda Elfstrom, Lancaster;
sister-in-law, Nicki (Mike Fitzgerald) Elfstrom and nephews, Hunter
and Avery, Pembina, ND; brother-in-law, Ethan Elfstrom, Fargo, ND;
Abby’s grandmother, Doreen White, Grand Forks; aunts, uncles and
cousins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents,
Willis and Anne McGovern; maternal grandfather, Louis Johnson; and an
uncle, Richard McGovern.  
    Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00
a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock.  Interment will be in
Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.  Rev. Frank Johnson and Rev. Galen
Nordin, presiding. Special music will be performed Galen Nordin,
soloist and Renee Wahl, organist. Honorary casket bearers will be
Jesse’s many friends.  Casket bearers will be Traves Peterson, James
Satterlund, Jason Satterlund, Paul Johnson, Brent Johnson and Alex
Moore. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday evening from 6 to
8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  The Austin Funeral Home of
Hallock is in charge of arrangements. 


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