Gasco, Jennifer

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Surrounded by her family, Jennifer Lynne Gasco of Cross Village, passed away on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 after succumbing to complications from the flu.

Jen was born January 22nd, 1978 in Petoskey, the daughter of David and Patrice (Meekins) Heinz and grew up in Harbor Springs. She graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1996 before going on to earn her bachelor’s degree in special education from Central Michigan University.

On July 17th, 2010, Jen married the love of her life, Scott Justin Gasco, at Camp Petosega in Petoskey, with their son Jacob Edward Gasco by their side. According to Jen, “Next to the day I had Jacob, this was the best day of my life!”

Jen’s greatest love was her family. Her husband and her son were her everything. She gave all her time and energy to her Jacob, her “Slice of Life”. Jen loved nature; she always had her bird feeders full for her feathered friends. Jen was an advocate for all those with special needs. She not only strived to make her son’s life better but also make the life of all those with special needs better. She loved without question, forgave without hesitation, and would give without being asked. She was bright and happy and loved beyond any words can say. She was taken from this earth and those that love and needed her way too soon. She will be so very missed by those that knew and loved her.

Jenny was preceded in death by her sister Kathie Heinz; grandparents Lyle and Ann Heinz; and grandmothers Kathleen Meekins and Mary Gasco. She is survived by her husband, Scott; son Jacob; parents Dave and Pat Heinz; Scott’s parents Edward and Margaret Gasco; sister Alice (Eric) Matthews (Eric James, Kaylinn, Camron) brother Dave Heinz II (Jenna, Nicholas); Scott’s sister Carla (Scott) LaFreniere (Spencer and Jameson); Scott’s brother Edward (Crystal) Gasco (Alicia and Tressa); and by countless Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

A celebration of life will take place from 11am-2pm at The Holy Childhood Parish Hall in Harbor Springs on Saturday, February 24th, 2018.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734. Friends and family may leave condolences online at

24 comments on “Gasco, Jennifer”

  1. Sarah and Marty Krupa

    We are so truly sorry for your loss, may the love of Jesus Christ be with you all at this time of sadness. Blessings and peace be with you!

  2. Tom and I are so sad for all of you! We’re praying for comfort that can only come by the love and power of Almighty God! Tom and Teresa Tippett!

  3. Dave , Pat and family. My heart goes out to you! Isn’t fair god takes the good ones. Words can’t say how sad we are.

  4. Fred and Jeanette Vaughn

    Our deepest sympathy to all that loved Jennifer, may our Lord bless you with precious memories of good times at this time of hard grief. God Bless

  5. Michelle Tippett Schwartz

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Dave and Pat, my condolences to you and your family, Jenny was a precious soul!! I am lifting you all up in prayer. ❤️

  6. Debra Smithkey Browne

    Scott, Edward, Margaret and family;
    It was with great sadness that I learned of Jennifer’s passing, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Please know that I am thinking of you and the family at this time of sorrow. God Bless, Debra Smithkey-Browne

  7. Joyce and Randy Marquardt

    So sorry for your loss. Love to Pat and Dave and to their family. Our thoughts and prayers to David and Alice. I’m sure there is a guardian angel around her son!

  8. Dave and Patti: I was so sorry to read in the paper about your daughter. Sue and I send our thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time. May all of the precious memories you have provide the encouragement you need at this time. It sounds as though she was a sweet girl, and I’m sure will me missed by so many friends and relatives. Richard (Butch) and Sue Mottor – Avon, IN

  9. Kathy Heinz Brown

    Dave, Pat and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs at this most difficult time to you and yours!💕💕

  10. Daryl and Sue Bur

    Ed, Margaret and families, We are so sorry to hear of Jenny’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  11. S..Dave, Pat and family,
    Sam and I are so sorry about Jennifer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  12. There are no words to convey the deep sorrow we hold in our hearts for all of you. We will remember Jenny’s bright smile and positive outlook. Heaven surely has gained a special angel. With much love and many hugs, Lewie and Toni Fisher

  13. Elizabeth & Forrest Williams

    Alice & Family,

    Coach and I are so sorry to learn of the sad news in the loss of your sweet sister. Please know we are thinking of and praying for you at this difficult time.
    Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”
    Love and prayers from Long Beach, Elizabeth & Forrest Williams

  14. Tammy Perttu (Berry)

    Scott, Margo, Ed & Jacob & all family & friends, my dearest thoughts and prayers are with you at this very very sad time. Jen was taken from us way to soon. She will be missed dearly by all. I will always remember your beautiful smile & love for your family. I will miss you Jen. 💕💕

  15. Pat and Dave,
    Such heartbreak. My condolences to you for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Jennifer, and to Scott and Jacob for the loss of there dearest loved one.
    Sending Love and Light,
    Madge Heinz

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