Jonathan W. Just


Just Jonathan W. Just, age 23, of Chaska, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 29, 2004, due to a motorcycle accident. A 2004 graduate of the University of St. Thomas and employed as a property manager at United Properties. He was passionate about life and Jesus. Survived by his adored wife, Melissa; parents, David & Cindy Just of Chaska; brothers, Ben (Jessica) Just of Crystal, Nate, student at U.N.D.; parents-in-law, Tom & Kim Erbach of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Christina Erbach, student at Bethel, Jessica Erbach of Rochester; grandparents, John & Jeannine Swee- ney of Excelsior, Beverly Just of Aitkin; many uncles, aunts, cousins and treasured friends. Preceded in death by grandfather, William Just. Visitation 4-8 PM Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd St., Chaska, and also 1 hr. prior to service. Funeral Service Monday, Oct. 4, 11 AM at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen. Burial at Zoar Moravian Church Cemetery, Co. Rd. 10, Waconia. Memorials will be used to sponsor a day of broadcasting on KTIS and fund a youth scholarship for Northern Pines Bible Camp. Bertas Funeral Home (952) 448-2137
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.

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I received the scholarship from United Properties, that they created in your memory, last spring. I got chills when reading your story. We seem like very similar people. I would have loved to have meet you. I know you are in a better place and I don't believe it was by chance that I am the one that received the scholarship created in your memory. That money helped a lot because I am a non-traditioanl student who is married to my high school sweet heart and it has been tough on...

Jon, I knew you most of my life, but the week you spent as my counselor at Northern Pines, was a life changing experience. Your impact on my life will never be forgotten.

Your story has been an inspiration to many, young and old, who in a world of turmoil and darkness, is shedding light. May the work you have started for Christ reach around the world and that many will be motivated to accept Him.


You wont meet me for quite some time hopefully. I was this years scholarship award recipient, then again you already knew that! When i hear your story i cannot help but think of my own, with the love of my life and everything you had going for yourself I'm glad to say that you've inspired me to maybe not change all of the world but do what you want, which is what you know will make the biggest difference. I love that you were a leader at your church's youth group with your...


Getting MARRIED IN A MONTH, to the girl of my dreams, and you met her only once! Thank you so much for your impact on my life. I think about you everyday and wish I could wrestle you now, not gonna lie, I would win... See you soon brother!


I miss you so much Jon. You are in my thoughts a lot lately. I miss your hugs and your laughter.

Dear Jon,
Wow, I miss you so much. I'll never forget our memories together. Thank you for taking the time to come over for weeks to stay with us when our parents where out of town, we had so much fun with you Jonny. And now that I am older I want to thank you so much for being such a great mentor for Danielle, Robby and I. I think about you often, and I think about the last day I saw you. It was a regular Sunday afternoon at the river church. I had JUST gotten an early birthday present...

Five years ago today you stepped into eternity, met Jesus face to face, and moved into the place He had prepared for you. I wonder what that looks like? We miss you, but are praising God for the way He continues to reach others with your life!

Dear Just Family,
I can't believe it's been five years. I heard about Jon's Ride on KTIS, and had to visit your site. I love the fact that you are honoring Jon and his passions this way. I'm so thankful that both Jon and his wife loved the Lord-I pray that you have all found peace. I wish you all a fantastic ride this year, and blessings in your ministry! In Him,