Desmarais, Jacquelyn Majella
July 16, 1961 – April 3, 2018
Age 56 of Oakdale. passed peacefully away at her home on April 3, 2018, of unknown causes. Survived by her significant other, Douglas Berland; sisters, Linda Hodges, Beth DesMarais, Therese DesMarais, Renee DesMarais, Geralyn DesMarais, and Denise Davis; 16 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and -nephews, 2 great-great nieces. Preceded in death by parents Robert DesMarais and Catherine Werdel; sisters, Michelle DesMarais and Leslie Tangen; nephew, Nick Shellum, and niece, Tania Anderson. Jacki cherished the many hours spent creating her garden anew each spring. In the summer, she treasured boating with friends on Lake Pepin and camping with Doug on the Chippewa River. Her favorite winter vacation was Jamaica. She was a huge Vikings fan and loved country music. Her recent joy was redesigning rooms in her home. She was looking forward to trailer camping and exploring new places with Doug this summer. No formal service or reception is planned. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 12, 2018).