Jennifer Magnuson

Obituary of Jennifer Marie Magnuson


Jennifer (Jenn) Marie Magnuson, born September 15, 1984 in Cannon Falls, MN. She passed into God’s arms on January 1, 2023. Jenn spent most of her life in the Metro area. 


She became a mother in September of 2010 to her son, her pride and joy, Gabriel. Her passions in life were spending time with her son, writing poetry, painting, singing and taking pictures of her many adventures. Playing outside, swimming, board games and being snuggled up watching movies were some of her and Gabe’s favorite things to do together. She could often be found cheering on her son in his many activities. Jenn loved every second of being a mother. 


Jenn found community wherever she went, and helped many people with her giving heart. She loved all things artistic, often visiting art museums, plays and art festivals. She loved her friends like family. 


Jenn filled our lives with love, her big smile and huge heart. Her deepest desire was for everyone to be happy. Her family asks that when you see a butterfly, remember Jenn’s laugh. When you see a rainbow, remember Jenn’s love. 


“God whispers through the wind as He holds me close

See I’ve never left you in your darkest days is when I held you even closer

You just must have forgotten I was there all along.” Jennifer Magnuson


A poem from her parents:

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”


She is survived by her Beloved Son, Gabriel, Father Russ (Julie), Mother Shawn (Steve), Brother Tony, Sister Michelle (Joe), Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. 


She is preceded in death by Grandparents James and Leona Magnuson, Randall & Gay Gellert. 


Jenn’s Celebration of Life will be on February 4, 2023 with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m., and a service at 11 a.m. located at the address below. 

Cremation Society of Minnesota 

7110 France Ave. S

Edina, MN 55435


Other details:


Anyone that would like to take some of Jenn’s ashes, may bring a container to take some to spread in their travels or anywhere they are led to or to just treasure. Jenn always wanted to travel but had been unable to so now she can through us. We will do this anytime after the ceremony.


10 minutes Drumming circle immediately after service which you can participate in, listen or get lunch during drumming. We welcome anyone to join us in drumming that either owns or can borrow a native American drum or a rattle. We have three that we can borrow out for anyone that is interested that wishes to participate in the drumming circle. 


There is no right way or wrong way to drum or rattle, you just start drumming and rattling how you are lead. Drumming has been proven to have a positive effect on anxiety, grief, fatigue, depression, and behavioral issues. It assists in releasing emotional trauma. 


Jenn’s mom’s good friend, Kathy used to drum in a drumming circle and when Kathy passed away this last May, we had a 10-minute drumming circle send off. Jenn was told about this ceremony, and she really liked the idea and wished to have the same sort of ceremony done for her in the future so that is why we will be having a 10- minute drumming circle at the end of the ceremony. 


A Memorial Tree was planted for Jennifer
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Edina
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