Our son and brother, Jake Haverkamp, ended his adventure on February 8th.
He began his adventure in Topeka, KS on March 9, 1997. He was truly a chunky bundle of joy. It was Jake and Mom against the world.
His adventures took him far and wide. He was a Renaissance man, having lived in five states before settling in Peck, ID in the seventh grade.
In the midst of these travels he welcomed two brothers, Kale and Seger Pettengill.
He spent his formative years going on adventures with his good friends Makala Kilpatrick, Chris Wilks, Nick Horrace, Drew Lashly, Brandon Bishop, Brendon Judd, and Bryton Anderson. Perfect angels, all of them.
In high school he excelled in schmoozing his teachers and cheer. I suspect cheer had something to do with getting the girl, although he was amazing at it.
Two weeks after graduating high school, he welcomed his twin baby sisters into the family. Shortly after, he started another adventure and moved to Lewiston.
In true Renaissance man fashion he loved to write music and sing, play the guitar and ukulele. He also loved to paint and spend time with Hope Carter. He loved to play Scrabble and was a stickler for the rules.
Jake is missed and loved dearly by his Mom and Dad, Shane and Sarah Harris, his brothers, Kale and Seger Pettengill, sisters Rose and Grace Harris, grandparents, Lynn Haverkamp and Kathy Gronniger, and too many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to mention.
Jake’s adventures ended entirely too soon. Please love yourselves. Even if you can’t, please know so many love you. Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255.
A celebration of Jake’s life will be held at the Canyon Inn Barn in Peck on February 22, at 3 p.m. Please bring pictures, or stories, or hugs.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to SPIN Suicide Prevention of the Inland Northwest Charity Organization, P. O. Box 2241, Lewiston, ID. 83501.