Jesse Schwendeman

September 13, 1982 - December 7, 2017
Jesse Schwendeman

Jessanuel David Schwendeman, 35, of Port Richey, passed away suddenly December 7, 2017.  Jesse was born on September 13, 1982 to David and Darla Schwendeman at Community Hospital in New Port Richey.  He remained a resident of the area his whole life, marrying his beloved wife and starting his own family here.  He attended First Assembly of God in New Port Richey for many years.  He also owned his business in the area doing landscaping, handiwork, and any other trade he could do to help his clients.  If he didn’t know how to do what they asked, he would find a way to get the job accomplished.  He was resourceful and creative.

Jesse loved being outdoors.  Hiking, camping, hunting, anything that got him outside he enjoyed.  He built a zip line in his backyard for his children.  He found so many interesting ways to modify the line to make it more fun, including the use of a rocking horse.  Jesse was a big kid at heart.  If there were children around you knew he’d be joining in on their games in no time.  He had such a love for life and always found ways to fit in fun.

Jesse’s friends were so very important to him.  Thursdays were game nights.  Whether it was bowling, shooting pool, or any other activity he could share with his chosen family, it didn’t matter, so long as they could spend time together making happy memories.

Jesse is survived by his devoted wife of 14 years, Kristen; his sweet children, Daisy and Hunter; his loving parents, David and Darla; his brother, Christopher (Jillian); his sister, Stacey; Matthew, Harley, and Robert whom he was guardian to; and countless dear friends.

Visitation for Jesse will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.  A funeral service is to follow at 12pm.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page that has been created to aid Jesse’s family through this loss: https://www.gofundme.com/jesses-dream-fund

Jesse was a generous, funny, and caring soul.  His absence will be deeply felt by all who enjoyed the privilege of his company.


Service

Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

Visitation

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

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  • December 11, 2017
    Matthew Jaworski says:
    Jesse adopted my brothers and I when he was 23 he tried his best to show me the steps to life and in the beginning I fought against him the whole way. And about this time two years ago I smartened up and took his advice my dad became my very best friend. He didn’t have to keep pushing me to do right he could of just gave up but he didn’t he strives to see anyone do better then him he gave so many people chances after chances to take his help or advice he was all about friends and family. My dad made the event awesome fun and adventurous. It was to soon for his life to be taken. I love you dad I will never forget you or any of the advice you have given me or showed me

  • December 11, 2017
    YVONNE HOOS lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2017 at 12:20:31 PM

  • December 11, 2017
    Daisy Scwendeman lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2017 at 12:10:16 PM

  • December 13, 2017
    Harley Watson says:
    I used to fight Jesse over everything, because I was stubborn and clouded by anger and pain, but now I see who he rally was and I can honestly say that I'm proud to say Jesse was my teacher, gaurdian, and Dad, not just Jesse, not just a man, my Dad

  • December 13, 2017
    Cheryl Murphy says:
    I always referred to Jesse as a modern day saint. He truly was one of God’s soldiers. He lived life simply, he worked hard, he was a man of his word and lived life as God would have wanted. He put people and his family first. He knew true happiness because he knew what mattered in this world. When his friend asked him to care for his boys in the event something happened to him, Jesse said yes. And when that something did happen,Jesse kept his word. He gave all he had to those boys and yet he was still a boy himself. But he stepped up, like a good man does, and gave his all with the love and support of his amazing partner, Kristen. What a man! What a couple. What a Father. What a friend. What a son. What a grandson. He was A man of God and God must have needed him now. Jesse, you will be missed. You were a role model for all of us. May you Rest In Peace.

  • December 13, 2017
    Cheryl Murphy says:
    I always referred to Jesse has a modern day saint. He lived his life simply, he worked hard, he was a man of his word, and he was one of gods soldiers. When Jessie’s friend asked him if he would care for his boys in the event something happened to him, Jesse said yes. And when that something did happen, Jesse kept his word. Jesse gave all he had to those boys and yet he was still a boy himself. But when he was called, he stepped up and did like any good man would, and care for those boys with all of his heart with the love and support of his wonderful wife Kristen. What a man! What a couple! What a father! What a friend! What a son! What a grandson! Jesse, you were a role model to all of us. You lived your life as God would have wanted. God must’ve needed you More now than he thought you were needed here. Jesse, you will be missed. May you rest in peace.

  • December 14, 2017
    Patti (. Weil ) Hoessler says:
    I did not know Jesse that well..unfortunately we grew up apart from one another but we wer linked together as extended family.what I did know of Jesse was what a good kid he was and a good man he turned into.i used to hear stories from my grandparents on how well he used to help them with the yard and chores and how much of his love and time he gave to them.he was raised well and his parents were raised well as that's what molds you into part of the person you become.i believe he had a big heart as taking children in proved just that.we don't understand why things always happen when they happen to good people but God has a plan for each and everyone of us.knowing he will join my grandfather in heaven gives me a comfort because I know how happy of a reunion that will be.as they say.. When a door closes a window then opens. Jesse will be very well missed but it should bring a bit of comfort knowing others are going to reunite with him. Hearts are broken I know and nothing can ease that pain but I hope he realizes how very much he was loved and how much he will be missed.lots of love to you and for your family.

  • December 14, 2017
    Beverly Truitt Markiewicz says:
    Jesse was like a Son to me. He was always there to lend a helping hand or listen when no one else would. We worked together for over 10 years and shared some wonderful memories. It took me awhile to understand his logic but there was always a reason behind it. After accumulating several golf carts on property, I figured it out, it was the parts he was using to keep us up and running. Jesse made me laugh & cry but that was part of life, sharing our stories. He was a gentle and kind man who idolized his Family. I never doubt the Lord's Faith ....See You in Eternity My Dear Friend.

  • December 15, 2017
    Angela Lytle says:
    Jesse was a true friend. All the laughs we had at the barn I will never forget. Hea was a true family man. Rest In Peace. Until we meet again my friend

  • December 16, 2017
    Laura Smith says:
    I believe the lord’s light shined through Jesse so that others may come to know him. His love for his family and his passion for life was a gift to us all. His happiness was contagious. We always played games together, which I loved! I was so proud of the man Jesse became. He had a positive attitude and a focus on God and relationships. I admired his work ethic and his willingness to always help other. He impressed me with his many talents, his desire to learn and his lack of fear to go after what he wanted. I believe that God gives us all different talents and it’s how you use those talents that matters. Jesse lived up to his full potential and made God proud. He was an amazing man and will be missed.

  • December 16, 2017
    Christy Colopy says:
    I came to know Jesse working and boarding at a barn. He could always put you at easy and bring a smile to your face. We had fun even though we were working hard. I remember one Christmas that I decided not to put up lights on my horse's stall because I was going home for Christmas. Jesse worked me over for 2 weeks before I finally gave in. It brought a smile to his face and his eyes lit up. I took my time and made it special because I knew the decorations would bring joy to him every time he walked into the barn. He even razzed me because I was taking so much time to make it perfect. I think he loved Christmas time and seeing the lights. I hope his kids will continue to find as much joy as Jesse did at Christmas time and throughout the year.

  • December 16, 2017
    J’nae Capo says:
    Jesse, I still can’t believe that you are gone. You were one of the nicest guys I have ever met. Always had a smile on your face and never got mad. You were always very helpful with anything that I needed. Not only were you kind to my daughter and I, but you were always kind to my horses. You played a very valuable role at Country Lace Acres for over 10 years. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for everything that you did for Bev, myself, Julia, and my horses,

  • September 13, 2021
    Yvonne Hoos lit a candle:
    Lit since September 13, 2021 at 9:33:44 PM

  • September 13, 2021
    Yvonne Hoos says:
    Another Holiday season without Jesse. Your Dad will always light the house up for all. Love You Miss you so much. Yvonne