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Jonathan Aljets

Jonathan Thomas Aljets, age 25, was born August 29, 1995, in Carrington, North Dakota, the son of Thomas and Laurie (Rensch) Aljets. He left this earth unexpectedly on October 27, 2020.

Jonathan graduated from Carrington High School in 2014 and spent time working various jobs, meeting friends along the way. He was currently employed at Cenex as the night manager, and he enjoyed interacting with the customers and his coworkers.

Jonathan loved nature and animals. He had a deep appreciation for nature and would often enjoy a drive in the country looking at the true beauty of this earth. He enjoyed the stars, landscapes, and the simplicity of the North Dakota terrain.

Jonathan’s laughter, gentle soul and laid-back personality will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He loved deeply and was deeply loved by his family, who wished the best for him as he navigated life. He was a deep thinker, a conversationalist, and came to know God through reading the Bible front to back.

Jonathan is survived by his parents Thomas and Laurie Aljets (Carrington); four sisters Katie (Dean) Schloss, Violet, Elise, and Troy, Bismarck, ND; Ann (Nathan) O’Brien, Joseph, Benjamin, Hezekiah, Isaac, and Elizabeth, Britton, SD; Jane (Thomas) Sauby, Charles, Duke, Scarlett, and Pearl, Carrington, ND; and Nadine (Bradley) Erckenbrack, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Jonathan is preceded in death by grandparents George and Dorothy Aljets and Gene and Shirley Rensch. He was greeted in heaven by his godmother, Debbie Semmen.

 

Visitation will be Friday, October 30, 2020, from 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and will continue from 6:00-6:45PM at the church, followed by a Rosary Service at 6:45PM and a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 2:30PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

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  1. Jonathan will be so missed by us, always had a smile for us and always willing to talk, and always willing to help anyone no matter who you were, we will miss him dearly.

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  2. You will be truly missed bud. Always so friendly and willing to talk. May the angels carry you home.

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  3. My heart is broken a young man gone way to soon. I will miss his smile, laugh, rubber bands and pennies being thrown at me. His humor his intelligence and his “how’s it feel to be almost life size” comments. I’ll miss our hour long chats but most of all his presence. Rest easy my friend until we meet again

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  4. I was extremely heartbroken when I heard the news about Jonathan. I’m at a loss for words, sad and in shock. Even though I don’t work at Cenex I know he will be missed my a lot of customers. Lori Tom and family I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. My heart breaks at this news. I will miss Jonathan and will treasure the memories I have of his smile. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of Jonathan’s friends and family during this difficult time.

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  6. As I’ve been trying to search for words to express our sympathies.. Nothing seems fitting as I just want to take this all away. Knowing Jonathan since he was born, a lot of memories flash though my mind of playing at the Aljets household. I have so many fond memories and much love for your whole family! A few memories of Jonathan that make me laugh is the time Nadine chewed on disclosing tablets to try and scare him with she dyed mouth.. And not sure if you remember “a dink a dink… A dink a dink” With his little dance when he was a little toot! Boy did we laugh! Jonathan continued to give me that feeling of the Aljets house, that was always filled with love, when I would see him out and about or at the Cenex store! We recently had a nice little chat at the store and his smile would always warm my heart! He was such a friendly and caring young man!! We will continue prayers for you all, and know we are close by, if there is anything we can do for you all!! Jonathan will never be forgotten and will always be a part of our lives! God bless you all!

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  7. Dearest Lord,
    We entrust Jonathan to your undying mercy and love.
    While in this life, they felt much pain and found life difficult.
    May you enfold them now with your love where no pain can find them, but rather your love can heal them.
    Make them Guardian Angels for those who struggle with life, for those who struggle to see you and the love that is around them.
    Give them Lord, kind admittance to your Kingdom and bring comfort to their families.
    We ask this, as we ask all things, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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  8. My heart is broken when I heard the news of Jonathan’s passing. Jonathan was a hard worker at Cenex, he strived to do a great job for me. He always worked above and beyond at his job. All of us at Cenex are sadden by this loss, a loss of a co-worker, a loss of our work family member, a loss of our dear friend! Everyone loved Jonathan at Cenex, he would come to work upbeat, a smile on his face and ready to work, He was nice and friendly to all co-workers/customers, willing to help in any way possible. I had numerous customers tell me that they loved coming into Cenex when Jonathan was working cuz of his upbeat personality and would greet them by name and always would ask them how their day was going, he even liked to joke and tease a few also! Many loved his quick wit and teased him back! What a good hearted young soul. I love you Jonathan, may you rest in peace! I will miss your smiling face my dear child!

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  9. It is with a heavy heart that I post our deepest sympathies for the loss of Jonathan. Being neighbors earlier, our children got to share fun times and most importantly, friendship. Rest in peace Jonathan. God Bless

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  10. Jonathan had, and will always have, a special place in my heart. The conversations we shared always impressed me, as he thought things through quite deeply for a young man of his age. I will deeply miss him. My prayers go out to his parents, family, and friends as you seek to deal with your grief. I believe that Jonathan is with the Lord…and that brings me much relief.

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  11. Tom, Lori and family, Jonathon will be missed greatly. Even though I watched him grow up, I got to actually get to know him during a very difficult time of my life. He was so encouraging to me. I know I will see him again one day, until then may he rest well with angels. He is not gone, because he will always be in your hearts and memories.

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  12. I am so sorry that you and your family have to go through this. Your son was one in a million and touched many people with his goodness. One day you’ll wake up and things won’t hurt as bad. You’ll remember the good times, your smiles will return, and the dark clouds will part. Grieving is a process and a journey. Be kind to yourself along the way. Lean on your friends, reach out to them when you need to. We are here for you. Prayers for healing and peace for you and yours.

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  13. Tom, Laurie and all the Aljets Family,
    We are deeply saddened with the tragic loss of your dear son, brother & uncle, Jonathan. Our hearts ache for what you must be going through. May the perpetual light shine upon him, and may he rest in peace. We will remember you in our prayers.
    Steve & Jane Metzger

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  14. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. My heart is filled with sadness. I will miss Jonathan, his smile his kindness. I will miss seeing him at work but most of all I will miss his laugh. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Tom, Laurie, girls and families. There are no words to express the thoughts and prayers coming your way now and for the days to come. Know that our hearts are with you. God bless you all and hope the Lord will help you carry through the days to come. Our sincere sympathies, Peggy and Bob Clifton. Rest in peace Jonathan.

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  16. How do I begin to tell you the sorrow I feel for you all… I have spent the day praying for all of you and trying to fathom how you begin to put life back in order… but by the grace of God. Jonathan had a bright smile and always brightened my day with a quick gesture of kindness and some kind words. If he only knew the way he greeted people made them feel like they mattered.
    May God hold you all under his wings and may only the peace he can give help you to move forward in this life.
    Remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers constantly.
    Rob and Lisa

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss of such a great sweet kind hearted young man. May you rest in peace Jonathan. My heart breaks for you all and my prayers are with you.

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  18. “Gone from sight but never from our hearts.”
    Our hearts are broken. Our fears and struggles are something no one else will understand. I believe the lord is comforting him now.
    I’m send prayers of healing comfort and peace to Tom, Laurie and the girls.

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  19. So sad to hear of Jonathan’s passing! He was very kind and respectful! Blessings to his family and friends!

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  20. Hard to hear the news of my cousins passing. We all need to spend time with those that matter to us the most. We are not provided tomorrow and only regret the moments we don’t seize. Rest easy Jonathan Debbie has prepared the way.

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  21. I worked with him at Casey’s for a short time but was always the life of the overnight shift. Will be missed.

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  22. Laurie, Tom, and family, Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss! We are comforted to know his grandparents and our sister, Deb, were there to welcome Jonathan with open arms. Jonathan had a compassion for other people. He would give the clothes off his own back for someone less fortunate. Jonathan will be greatly missed. Rest in Paradise our sweet Jonathan! Love, Aunt Jane, Uncle Jason, Breann, Broc, and Cole

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  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may Jonathan rest in peace in the loving arms of God’s love. So sorry for your loss.

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  24. May you Rest In Peace Jonathan, you’ve passed too soon. You were a bright face all the time and when we meet again you still will be. I’m sorry the Aljets family is going through a tough time right now, many hugs to you.

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  25. Laurie Tom families and friends …our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

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  26. Dear Aljets Family….I was so sorry to hear about Jonathan. He was one of my favorite 4th graders….he was so quiet and shy, but had the biggest smile. I enjoyed having such a kind and caring student. Even in the years to follow, when I would see him, he always greeted me with a “Hi Mrs. Nelson”. I’ve thought about him many times, and always wished the best for him. My heartfelt sympathy is with all of you, and your special memories will always be there. Lean on your family and friends during this difficult time…it truly helps. Thinking of your family, and sending special prayers for Jonathan ❤

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  27. My dear friend Johnathan, I’ve known you a long time now and I never imagined I would hear news of this. It’s sad to know you are gone. I watched you go from a youngster to an adult and change in many ways. Can’t believe you are gone. Love and sympathy and many prayers to your family.

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  28. Tom, Laurie and Aljets Family,
    Steve and I were deeply saddened to hear about the death of your son. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Eternal rest grant unto Jonathan, oh Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him. May Jonathan’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  29. Tom, Laurie & family,
    I believe there is likely no pain more far reaching & deeper than losing a child, my heart aches for all of you. Jerome & I would cross paths with Jonathan regularly at Cenex & he always greeted his customers with a genuine smile & an upbeat attitude. He lives on in the kindness he showed to others & the love he brought to your lives. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead & loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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  30. My thoughts and prayers be with you during this time of sorrow. It’s so very difficult to lose someone you love so so much. I can’t imagine how difficult this is for all of you. I saw Johnathan at the Cenex store a few time when I stopped for gas on my way back home. My prayers are with all of you. May He wrap his arms around you to give you strength, comfort, and the peace that only He can give.

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  31. I had the great pleasure of getting to know this amazing young man over the course of this last year. We met often for coffee at Bethel and we read together and prayed together. He had a love for God and a desire to know truth in a beautiful and transparent way. I can truly say that he knew Jesus and earnestly sought a deeper relationship with Him during our times together at church. My heart breaks for his mom and dad, and for his sisters and other family and friends. Our prayers at Bethel are with you all. Jonathan, you will be missed and your friendship will be cherished. Rest In Peace now in the loving arms of your Heavenly Father.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Pastor Josh

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  32. I am so sorry to hear of this. He was always a face I looked forward to seeing at Cenex. I always hoped he’d be there when I had to go. Such a good personality and a good ora that surrounded him . He will be missed by many. Sending prayers to his family and all the lives he has touched. Spread your wings. Fly high with angels.

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  33. Jonathan, you will be missed by so many people. You have made such an impact on people’s lives. With your contagious smile and laugh. You always made me laugh in chem class, and you still made me laugh till this day whenever I stopped at Cenex. Thoughts, prayers, and much love to the Aljets family in this heart breaking time. May his pain be gone and heart healed.

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  34. Laurie, Tom and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jonathan’s passing. I always enjoyed being greeted by his friendly smile at Cenex. My heart goes out to you and your family, as I know from experience how hard it is to go through the loss of someone from suicide. I wish I had some words of wisdom for you. All I can say is remember the good times you shared and be consoled that he is in a better place and at peace. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  35. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathies to the whole family.
    Jonathan was always very friendly and pleasant when he was in our business.
    We will be praying for you all. One day at time.

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  36. Our sincere condolences on the loss of Jonathan. Thoughts and prayers for your whole family.

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  37. Tom, Laurie, and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jonathan’s passing.
    Nothing we can say or do to try and take some of your pain away but know we are thinking and praying for you all and also for Jonathan.
    May our dear Lord wrap his arms around you all and bless you in your hours of need.
    God bless each and every one of you and Jonathan too!

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  38. Nadine & Family, I am very sorry for the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will guide you through the days ahead. God Bless your entire family. Take care with love from the Simonsen Family.

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  39. My Dear friend jonathan may you fly with the angels now ! You were such a light and a joy to be around we were such great friends and had the best of times up until I moved out of state we met at church and became friends right away we lived only a block away from each other and we always went on evening walks and talked about life and jesus ! We went on many car rides out in the country just to get away and see the beauty ! We climbed hay bales and grain bins we even checked out old abandoned houses . you will be dearly missed by many you were so loved ! Until we meet again my dear friend 💜

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  40. Tom, Laurie and Family, we are so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. May God bless you and help you through this sad time. Hugs to all, Don and Kari Irmen

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  41. We are so sick to see this, our hearts are sad. I just loved that guy, friendly outgoing helpful. I’m so sad, so sorry for his loss. Many prayers to your family. Truly had fun when in school, truly a sad time for all…..

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  42. Tom, Laurie and family. There are no words to express how sorry we are at your loss of your son! Jonathan will never be forgotten, for he lives in your heart and many others.we will continue prayers for all of you.

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  43. Tom and Family:
    My sincere condolences to you. You will be included in my prayers. May God bless all of you.

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  44. Tom, Laurie and families. Out most heartfelt sympathy. May your memories and GOD’S peace surround you and help you get thru this difficult time. Our Love and Prayers. Roger and Linda

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  45. My deepest sympathy and many prayers go out to Laurie, Tom, and family for the loss of Jonathan. May he enjoy all the joys of Heaven.

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  46. Sorry to hear about Jonathan. Tom, our time goes back to wrestling when I was a freshman and you were a senior. I can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling having lost a child. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  47. To the family of Jonathan. Very sorry for the loss of a great young man. Any time coming into the Cenex C Store it was great to see the smile of Jonathan. I would always ask Jonathon, “how are you Mr. Aljets”? He would answer back and call me Mr. Gussiaas. I am sorry to the family of Jonathan, you left this world too soon!

    Prayers to Jonathan and his family

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