Jason Robert Durose, age 40, of Lakeville, MN, passed unexpectedly on Friday, August 7, 2020, at his home.
A celebration of life honoring Jason will be held on Thursday, August 13 at 11 am, with a time of gathering from 9-10:45 am, at Living Hope Church, 8600 Horizon Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379. Pastor Rod Pudell will preside.
Jason Robert was born on October 27, 1979, in St. Paul, MN and 7 weeks later, he was adopted and became a precious son to Robert and Marlis (Fosvick) Durose. Jason was also welcomed home to big brother Sean. Growing up in Eden Prairie, MN, family was the center of all activities. The Durose’s enjoyed “Forced Friday Family Fun Nights”, where they liked camping out in the living room. Hot dogs and roasted marshmallows followed with a movie or board games. The family also relished times spent in Brainerd during the summer. As a young child, Jason played sports just so he could be outside. Jason liked attending horse camps, building, and playing in his tree forts.
Jason was a workaholic. While in middle school, he bought a lawn mower and started Quality Lawns by Jason. This success and confidence lead him down a path being a Jack-of-all-trades. Most of his career was spent in auto body repair, with Abra Auto Repair, Lehmen’s Auto Repair and most recently with Caliber Collision. However, Jason had his hands in everything. He self-taught himself the trades of welding, framing, plumbing, electrical and finishing. Jason also started Durose Tree Service doing tree trimming and stump grinding. In addition, he was an amazing chef. He could do it all and it was done right.
In more recent years, Jason took his love of the outdoors and became a chef/guide at a remote salmon camp in Alaska. He would help set up camp and 2 weeks later, guests would arrive for a fun filled adventure, with being treated like a king. In Jason’s free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling, boating, and anything else that could be done outside. However, Jason’s biggest passion was the love for his dogs, Sally and Jesse.
Jason was driven, genuine, caring and always had your back. He was trustworthy, loyal and had a heart of gold. Jason always said, “What comes around, goes around!” He was a big loving teddy bear.
Jason will remain in the hearts of his parents, Rob and Marlis Durose; brother, Sean (Kristi) Durose; cousins, relatives and many devoted friends.
Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly served and cared for the Durose family.
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