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Jason “Jasie Van” John VanMiddlesworth passed away on Jan 2, 2022 at the age of 47 at his group home in Bismarck.
Jason grew up in Bismarck and everywhere he went - work, school or just out and about town - he made friends. Jason always loved a good party or family get together and made sure that EVERYONE was invited. He had an incredible wit, and knew how to make everybody LAUGH, especially his mom.
Jason attended many summers at Camp Grassick, and enjoyed his time away from his watchful parents, where he could consume maybe a few extra cookies or two. Jason was known to take a bite of every cookie, just to make sure to claim the entire plate or package as his own.
He spent summers on the boat with his parents, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Missouri River, often catching a “cat nap” in between his socializing.
Jason made nightly calls to his parents and would go through his list with “Bucko” (his dad) about all his family members in Heaven.
Jason had two incredible roommates – Cahn and Sterling, and some special caregivers as well, including Frank, Brian W., Mike, Brian F. Gus, Kaylyn, Kelly, Tonya and Kerry. “Gma Cory” would often deliver fresh baked banana bread to “the boys” and Jason would promptly meet her at the door, take the bread and shut the door while saying “Bye Grandma!”
Jason loved his family very much and we will all greatly miss his hearty laugh, incredible hugs and fun-loving spirit. “Jasie Happy” was something he said often – he knew how to live in the moment, not complain and make the best of every situation.
Jason is survived by his parents, Cathy and John VanMiddlesworth; his grandma, Coralyn Hoovestol; his aunts and uncles, Caryn and Daryl Schatz, Cindy and Mitch Kaelberer, Connie and Scott Beierle, Cherie and Jon Sanstead and his cousins – Lisa Michaels and family, Jacob Schatz and family, Shaun Haux and family, Arien Beierle, Andee Beierle, Ayrton Beierle, Joe Sanstead and Isabelle Eastin and family.
Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed & “Gma Clara” VanMiddlesworth, “Gpa Clyde” Hoovestol, “Gpa Ed & Gma Lucy” Reeff, “Gma Myrtle” Hoovestol and cousin “Callie Jo” Haux.
If you would like to send a memorial, please consider Camp Grassick or the charity of your choice