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Rogate Lutheran Cemetery
Saturday May 7th, 2022

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Jesse Leppert

Jesse Jerome Leppert, age 36, passed away on April 29, 2022. Jesse was born on the Leppert family farm on November 4, 1985, in Edgeley, North Dakota.

Jesse is the second son of Timothy Leppert and Sharon Winrod Leppert, and grew up in both Missouri and North Dakota. He attended Edgeley Public High School, and worked various jobs after attending high school – including working on the family farm. Jesse was a lover of animals and the great outdoors. Jesse will be remembered for his kind and gentle demeanor, quick wit, silly sense of humor, vivid blue eyes, and naming his animals the most ludicrous names and nicknames. Jesse was a spontaneous adventurer and enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and family.

Jesse is survived by his father Timothy Leppert; mother Sharon Winrod Leppert; and siblings Nathan Leppert (Ashley), Erika Schumacher (Don), Donna Leppert, Shannon Ness (Dylan), and John Leppert. He is also survived by his grandmother Delores Leppert, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts. Jesse will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Jesse suffered from addiction, a disease he struggled with for many years. He was a fierce and persistent fighter who lived every day of his life as fully as he could. If you or somebody you know is suffering from substance abuse disorder or mental health issues, please call Help Is Here, North Dakota at 800-985-5590.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to your local crisis center and/or food shelter.   

Graveside Service- 10:00 AM Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Rogate Lutheran Cemetery in Berlin, ND.

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When I think of Jesse I think of his eyes....i liked his eyes and the Last time I saw Jesse was this summer in edgely. We tried putting a clothes line up and it ended up just not working out right for him or me actually lol but we both laughed it off n just had a good time...RIP Jesse say hi to everyone for me! Until we meet again....u will be missed by many

Amber Switters May 13 2022 4:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Leppert

Amber Switters May 13 2022 4:10 AM

I was Jesse's 2nd grandma. When I first met him 4 years ago, he was so quite, and very polite. First time i ran into someone like that in a long time. It was nice! I met Jesse in Jamestown, at that time i lived there. When i heard the news i broke in pieces. He will be missed so very much, and i will never forget the good times w we shared.

I will miss you---love Terry Fritz! Say hi to my mom

Terry L Fritz May 8 2022 9:24 PM

My heart goes out to Jesses family. My sister Shannon was very good friends with him. They both struggled with their addiction together. Once he saved her life by forcing her to seek medical attention for a severe infection exasperated by drug usage. The same type of infection that started her on her path to sobriety. Shannon has 11 months sober, and I know she wishes with all of her soul that he could be standing next to her saying those same words. Just know that even though he couldn’t save himself, he did save her. And for that I am forever grateful to him. I hope the people that used with him see the loss of him as a wake up call and seek help. Thank you for not glossing over who he was? Honestly. A good man. A kind man. An oddball of a man. And an addict. He was so many good things. And so many real things. But he was heavily loved. And will be forever missed.

Aileen Fritz May 6 2022 11:19 PM

Jesse....I miss you already. You always displayed such a gentle and kind manner. I remember one time you knocked on my door and I let you in...and told you that you were the only person on earth I would have let in because I\'d had way too much people exposure that week and wasn\'t going to deal with any more; but I knew you would be happy to eat some leftovers and curl up on a chair and go to sleep and I wouldn\'t have to talk or play hostess if I didn\'t want to. That day, I really didn\'t want to.
You were a quiet young man; you kind of sat back and listened and waited. You didn\'t push your beliefs and thoughts on anything to anyone; you know....like I do. LOL You wouldn\'t argue politics. Instead, I think you gave your opinion by asking a question. \"Well I thought that________(fill in the blank), or \"Didn\'t it happen that_______?\" No argument...but you got your opinion heard in the form of a question....forcing the other party to look at a different perspective and perform some googly research and fact checking to learn more about whatever issue. He was clever like that.
Jesse was a thoughtful young man. Everytime I have corn on the cob I think of Jesse and the delicious sweet corn he gifted me last year. He loved his family. I\'m in the middle of moving; but somewhere in a box are two pictures of swans that he thought his grandma would like. If he didn\'t get it already, there is also somewhere a canister of whatever it is that carbonates the water in the soda stream he was so excited to get for his dad. He wanted to get his dad a bunny one year for his birthday; a real one. The rabbit went to a different home...but if I remember correctly, he got a crystal bunny for his dad..cuz his dad liked bunnies.
Jesse was quiet and unassuming; but he sure knew his stuff when it came to wildlife and the outdoors. I once took a picture of a big eagle-like looking bird on a tree down the street from my house. I thought it was an eagle, but know eagles do not have white chests like this did. I tried to google search...but was having no luck. I showed Jesse the picture. Immediately he said, \"That is an osprey\". He was right! I\'d never even heard the term.
Another time I was cooking something....maybe spaghetti? He walked in the door and said, \"Ohhhh....you must be cooking with Basil. Smells good!\" Yup....I sure was. Who can do that? Apparently, Jesse could.
I liked Jesse and will miss him. Sometimes he\'d make me nuts and I just wanted to scream, \"Can\'t you ever just do anything the easy way?\" I asked him to help me move a couch outside that I planned to take to the dump. I can\'t remember all the ideas Jesse came up with to repurpose that darn thing....but there were many. I finally said, \"Come on. Just lets move it outside and you are welcome to it\'\'\' Jesse was always looking for a better solution.
Leppert family-I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this sorrowful time. Jesse left us far too soon. Had he been able to stay here longer, he might have found all the solutions.
Please take good care of yourselves - and each other

Barbara Kay Bue May 5 2022 12:52 PM