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Johnathon William Dobbelaere

Johnathon William Dobbelaere, age 31 of Walker, MN, formerly of Silver Bay, MN and the son of Nancy Weeks, unexpectedly entered eternity on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at SanfordHealth Medical Center in Fargo, ND with his loved ones at his side.

John was born on April 28, 1982 in Two Harbors, MN to Robert and Nancy (Brown) Dobbelaere. He attended public school inSilver Bay, MN where he also grew into early manhood. As a young man, John ventured to Park Rapids, MN where he gained employment with Lamb-Weston/RDO and was blessed with his first daughter, Deja Rose. In 2007, John met and fell in love with Krista Wind of Cass Lake, MN. The young couple made their home in Bemidji where John worked for the Palace Casino in Cass Lake. They were blessed with two daughters: Destiny Rose and Desirae Sunshine Rose, and a son, Cliff. John and Krista have made their home in Walker for the past three years. John has worked as a hotel supervisor for the Northern Lights Casino near Walker for the past year. He loved the out doors; especially when he could be out with his son on their favorite fishing spots. He enjoyed watching sports; especially, hockey which he played himself as a boy. Above all, John devoted his life to his precious soulmate, Kristi, his children and his mother who he loved with all his heart.

He will be lovingly remembered by his life partner, Kristi Wind of Walker; his four children: Deja Rose Dobbelaere, Destiny Rose Dobbelaere, Desirae Sunshine Rose Dobbelaere, and Cliff Cloud Dobbelaere; his mother, Nancy Weeks of Park Rapids and his father, Robert (Patricia) Dobbelaere of Wisconsin; his two brothers: Robert Dobbelaere of Park Rapids and Thomas (Jennifer) Dobbelaere of Moody AFB, Georgia; his sister, Kymberly Weeks of Park Rapids as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

John was preceded in death by his grand father, David Brown; his grandmother, Carol Brown and his step-dad, Kermit Weeks who died on Sept. 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2014at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN with Rev. David Cripe officiating. Music selections will be played from the Jones-Pearson CD library including: "I Can Only Imagine", "The Old Rugged Cross", "When I Get Where I'm Going" and "Amazing Grace". The active casket bearers will be: Robert Dobbelaere, Thomas Dobbelaere, Jared Williams, Garrett Gumtow, Aaron Wind, Brent Brown and Nicholas Carlson. The honorary casket bearers will be: Grandpa Brown and Kermit Weeks. Interment will be made in the SawtoothMountain Cemetery, Silver Bay, MN. Coffee and bars will be served at the funeral home following the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. To view the video tribute or to leave on line condolences please visit