Jake Lee Villa, of Ogilvie, died on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 after a workplace accident in Minneapolis. He was 28 years old.
He was born on March 26, 1990, to Rodney Villa and Vicki Hanson. He grew up in East Bethel and graduated from St. Francis High School in 2008. In 2012, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Kelly Speldrick, and together they built a home in 2015 at the family farm, a place he had loved so much since childhood.
He completed a five year apprenticeship to be a construction electrician, earning his journeyman wireman’s license in 2017 and was employed with Muska Electric. He was a very hardworking and dedicated individual.
He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiles, ATV’s and all the things outdoors. He had many friends and was widely known for his kindness and generosity. He was an exceptional husband, son, brother and uncle.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Russell Bergren, and aunt Constance Lynn.
He is survived by loving wife Kelly; parents Rodney (XueLian) Villa and Vicki (Leland) Hanson; brother Rex (Alicia) Villa; in-laws Mark and Susan Speldrick and Jessica Bottelson; grandparents Lorraine and Rollie and Phyllis Bergren, in-laws; nieces and nephews Reagan and Ryan Villa and Bradley and Easton Bottelson as well as many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Fish Lake Resort in Mora where he and his wife celebrated their marriage. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to service on Saturday at the Fish Lake Resort.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up at Neighborhood National Bank of Mora. Make checks payable to “Benefit of Jake Villa.” Proceeds will benefit the Isanti Chapter of Pheasants Forever Youth. Online donations can be made at PayPal.Me/BenefitofJakeVilla.
Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.