Range Funeral Homes


Jesse Alan Giroux

10/23/1972 - 03/29/2020

Jesse A. Giroux, 47, of Makinen, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Jesse Alan Giroux was born October 23, 1972 in St. Louis Park to Gary and Kaye (Anderson) Giroux. He graduated from Mountain Iron/Buhl High School in 1991. Following high school, he attended St. Cloud State and graduated from University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in accounting. Following graduation, he went to work at Walker, Giroux, and Hahne and earned his Certified Public Accountant Certificate. He became a partner in 2012. He was a member of the Minnesota State Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and a life member of the NRA.

On July 22, 2010, he was united in marriage to Kaija Saukko in Hillsboro, ND. The couple made their home in Makinen.

Jesse enjoyed hunting, sports, the Vikings, racing, operating his Bobcat, construction projects in his garage, off roading with his wife, and he had a general love for the outdoors.

Jesse was always willing to give a helping hand to those who needed it and was very generous and good natured. He was full of adventure, heart and silliness.

He is survived by his wife, Kaija of Makinen; parents, Gary and Kaye Giroux of Cook; sister, Jennifer (Cal) Peterson of Delano; nephews, Nicholas (Amanda) Peterson, Jordan Peterson, and Trent Peterson; niece, Amber Peterson; great nephew, Henry Peterson; mother-in-law, Noreen Saukko of Tower; brother-in-law, Matti (Paula) Saukko of Iron; aunts, Mary (Bob) Johnson of Two Harbors and Lynn (Darrel) Ion of Columbus, MN; several cousins; and former wife, Mona Kasola.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Saukko; grandparents; one aunt; and one uncle.

37 thoughts on “Jesse Alan Giroux”

  1. Shelly Wiitanen says:

    So sorry for the loss of Jesse. My heart breaks for his whole family.

  2. Sharon Salmi Stimac says:

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Prayers to all of you.
    Your cousin, Sharon Salmi Stimac

  3. Mark and Joanne Zaharia says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Jesse’s family. This was a very unfortunate surprise. Jesse will be missed by all who new him. He was always fun to be around. Our prayers for all the family.

  4. Kristi Johnson says:

    I will always remember Jesse’s smile. It was so genuine. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers for all of those affected by this tragedy. Kristi Johnson

  5. Lynne Kaskela and Ken Grimes says:

    Ken and I are sending you all of our love. We only met Jesse a few times but saw the love he had for you! Please know that you are in our hearts.

  6. Heidi Fingeroos says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers!

  7. Joy Meehan Corum says:

    My deepest sympathies to all. Hold tight to your memories and he will live on in your hearts. Prayers.

  8. Holly Holmes says:

    Condolences to family of Jesse~ he was a great person and I do remember him in high school and college years with his sense of humor being memory I have.

  9. Shirley Shusta says:

    Our sympathy to Kaija and family. He was a very caring man, we will miss him. He was a big help to us each year. Sorry, condolences to his parents also. God bless.
    Shirley and Frank Shusta.

  10. Garrett Niska says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of jesse. He is greatly missed. A shining example of a good person who loved life.

  11. joe gentile says:

    My Deepest sympathy

  12. Rebecca Gawboy says:

    We were so very sad to hear of Jesse’s death. Please accept our deepest sympathies. He did our taxes for many years and he was a warm and gentle spirit.

  13. Rebecca Gawboy says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. Jesse did our taxes for many years. He was a warm and gentle spirit.

  14. Donna Moore says:

    I am so saddened to hear this news. My deepest condolences are sent to all of you. Keep your memories close at heart. May God lift you all up and give you strength now and going forward.

  15. Becky Salmi Clark says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. May God’s blessings comfort you and your family.
    Your cousin, Becky Salmi Clark

  16. Robert Vessel says:

    Jesse was one of the kindest people I had ever met — May his soul rest in peace….Robert Vessel

  17. Dave & Margaret Florip says:

    Thoughts, Prayers and a big Hug
    go out to all of you.
    No words can express the sorrow we feel.
    Former Spruce Drive Neighbors,
    Dave & Margaret Florip

  18. April (Bergquist) Tatur says:

    So sorry for your loss…thinking of you all. Jesse was my Lil brothers age…that is just way too young😢. Sending our sympathy and wishing you peace.

  19. Dii & Bob Cottermsan says:

    Kaye & Gary and Family,
    We are shocked and deeply saddened on hearing about the passing of Jesse. We can’t imagine the pain you are feeling at this difficult time. We hope your many great memories of special times with Jesse help you all through this very sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish we lived lots closer. Much love to all of you.
    Dii & Bob Cotterman

  20. Kathy Hamblin says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family with the loss of Jesse. Sending special thoughts and prayers to everyone.

  21. david bratulich says:

    gary, kay and family,
    my sincere sympathy for the loss of jesse.
    God bless
    dave bratulich

  22. Julie Flaada says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss of Jesse. He was such a kind and good-hearted man.

  23. Ryan Davenport says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jesse, his family and loved ones. As clients, my parents and I both got to know Jessie as a friendly and talented professional. I enjoyed re-connecting with him about Mountain Iron-Buhl and our mutual friends and contacts. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please take care during this difficult time.

  24. Carol & Mark Pioske says:

    Jesse has been part of our family since day one. What a wonderful man he became. His laughter, his smile, his humor and gentleness. These are a few things that will be missed. We send our love and sympathy .

  25. Lee Anderson says:

    Renee and I are deeply saddened with the loss of Jesse. Jesse worked briefly for Anderson Chevrolet, Firestone, and Husky Spring Company right out of high school. During that time, he left a lasting impression on all of our employees with his quit wit, humor, laugh, and smile.

  26. Jack and Sally Thompson says:

    Sending our thoughts and prayers on the sudden lose of Jesse. We will cherish our years watching Jesse grow up to be such a wonderful man. Words can’t express the sadness that we feel for Jesse and his family.

  27. Laurie Brunfelt says:

    Kaye and Gary, I’m very saddened to learn that Jesse has passed away. I am so sorry that you, Kaija and Jennifer must deal with the pain of his passing at such a young age. Unfortunately, I can only remember Jesse as a young boy but, as his parents, I am certain that he became a very special man. My sincerest sympathy. My thoughts are with each of you.

  28. Peggy Hansen says:

    Peter and I were sorry to hear about your loss. I remember the excitement in the office when Jesse was born. I didn’t know him as an adult, but I’m sure he was a special young man Please accept our sympathy..

  29. R.M. Zobenica says:

    Dear Gary, Kaye, Kaija and family,
    Our sincere condolences on your profound loss.
    Memory Eternal.
    Ron and Jean Zobenica

  30. Carla Teetzel says:

    My sister, Marlene (Sturm) called me and told me of your son’s death. We were both shocked and very saddened to hear this. Please accept our heart-felt condolences and know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carla (Freeberg) Teetzel

  31. R.M. Zobenica says:

    Dear Gary, Kaye, Kaija, and family,
    Our sincere condolences on your profound loss.
    Memory Eternal.
    Ron and Jean Zobenica

  32. Christer Ramsell says:

    Gary, Kaye, Kaija and family.
    Our deepest sympathy for the sudden lost of Jesse. We are thinking of you.
    Elvy and Christer

  33. Deb Spencer says:

    We are still in shock…. so very sorry. We loved Jess… thought so highly of him- one in a million…our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  34. Bev Johnson says:

    Kaye, Gary, and Kaija, I am so sorry to hear Jesse has died. He was so patient with my silly questions and lack of understanding of what I had to do with my tax filings after Jim died. He shepherded me through what felt like a maze of “stuff” and was so kind. It makes my heart ache to think of what a loss this is for your family. My love and prayers in the coming months, Bev Johnson

  35. Tom Toftey says:

    My sincere sympathy, Gary and Kaye, on losing your dear son, Jesse. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. Tom Toftey

  36. Tom Toftey says:

    My sincere sympathy, Gary and Kaye, on losing your dear son, Jesse. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

  37. Jill Finnerty says:

    Dear Kaye, Gary, Kaija, Jennie, and family members,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Jesse! He was such a kind soul and how could he not be with the kind of parents and family he had in you all. Thinking of you all today and in the coming years and months that you may find peace after this tragic and sudden loss. Love you all!

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