Jennifer L Gaspar, age 37, of Lowell, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020. She is survived by her husband Jason Gaspar, children Ava and Ryan, parents Andrew and Mary Kern, brothers Christopher (Nicole) Kern and Jason (Heather) Kern, Mother-in-law, Beth (the late Jim Gaspar) Gaspar, Brother-in-law Nick (Rebekah) Gaspar, Sister-in-law Jaymee (Michael) Brutout, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nephew and Nieces.
As per her wishes, Jennifer will be cremated and a memorial visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave in St. John, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 12-6 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 am.
Jenny was born to Mary and Andy Kern on November 22, 1982. A caring and thoughtful child, Jenny always dreamed of being a nurse. She attended Lowell High School where she met her future husband, Jason (Jay) Gaspar in Band Class. She would fondly tell the story of seeing him for the first time and thinking, “I’m gonna marry that boy someday!” After High School, she attended Indiana State University where she received a Masters in Nursing. After graduation, she was a Pediatric Nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point, IN from 2005-2016 where she also taught Pediatric Clinicals. In the Fall of 2018, she became “Nurse Jenny” to hundreds of kids at the Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell. Jenny loved those children and they loved her.
Jenny’s FAVORITE hobby was shopping and she had an incredibly creative and artistic side. Whatever Jenny did, she put everything into it whether it be Girl Scout Co-Leader duties, helping out a friend or one of the many hand crafted items she made—if you were a recipient of Jenny’s thoughtfulness, you were blessed.
Jenny also had a passion for reaching out to breast cancer patients, some of them she knew personally and some she did not. Sometimes, a Friend of a Friend would receive a care package from Jenny, someone they had never even met, and their lives were affected by her kindness.
Armed with an infectious smile and a personality that could light up the darkest of rooms, Jenny touched life after life. She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. To say she’ll be deeply missed is an understatement. Jenny loved her family the most—with every fiber of her being and that love was returned ten fold.
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