Jesse “Jess” Oakley, 62

Jesse “Jess” Oakley, 62, of Garretson, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. A private celebration of his life and memorial service will take place at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls. A public memorial service will be held later this year. 

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Veronica T. Soler, Garretson; children, Jessica Oakley-Tiexara of Tulare, Calif., Joshua (Mindy) Oakley, Minneapolis, Minn., Jason (Ashley) Maze, Visalia, Calif.; Jillian (Oakley) Jenney, and husband, BJ, of Rogers, Minn., Jarrett Oakley of Austin, Minn.; stepchildren, Dr. Jorge (Annie) Sanchez, Hartland, Wis., and Edgard Sanchez, Sioux Falls; and five grandchildren.

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