In Memory of Jennifer Underwood

Jennifer Ann Underwood passed away peacefully at home March 26, 2020 at the age of 37 surrounded by her loved ones. 

Jeni was born January 28, 1983 to Mike and Cindy Conners, the youngest of three siblings.

Jeni was a loving and devoted mother to two daughters, Ava and Adeline.  She treasured her girls and embraced every moment with them.  She passed along to them the importance of family traditions, keeping cousins as best friends, and the beauty of a fun-loving easy-going spirit. 

Jeni enjoyed celebrating life with people. Every year, at least once, you would find Jeni at the MN State Fair, Washington County Fair, and Valley Fair.  Annual gatherings with her friends and family included a Fourth of July Parade in Afton, a midsummer fairy party, “Black Friday” shopping, and a Christmas cookie exchanges to name a few.  Her scotcharoos and French silk pie were frequent requests at family gatherings. 

Jeni was a longtime employee of Ecolab, her most recent role being in the finance department. 

Jeni is preceded in death by her grandparents Edward and Clara Mae Sieleni; and is survived by her husband Matt; their daughters Ava and Adeline; parents Cindy and Mike Conners; sister Amy (Lars) Danielson; brother Michael (Katie) Conners; nieces Michelle, Makenzie, Grace, and Emerson; aunts Mo (Greg) Holmen, Margo Sieleni, Denise (Neil) Clymer; father and mother-in-law Bob and Karol Underwood; sister-in-law Jenny (Chris) Charbonneau and her constant pup companion, Frannie.

Jeni will be remembered to all who knew her, especially those that were a part of Team Jeni for her quiet bravery, gentle perseverance, enduring positivity, and her infectious smile. By her example, Jeni taught the lessons of being kind and living life to its fullest.  She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance at https://mnovarian.org/, choose Donate Directly and list Jeni Underwood as Tribute Gift Information.

Due to the current health crisis, we are only able to have a small private family service.  A celebration of Jeni’s life will occur, the date of which will be announced later. 

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    • Words, of course can’t express, how sad we all feel for you and your family. All we can do is provide some words of comfort and sympathy. All inadequate during this time, but know they are from the heart. Your team is here to support you.

      Just Call On Us

      We can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel
      For the loss of someone you love.
      This sorrowful time must still feel unreal
      And you’re looking for strength from above.

      We hope, from our hearts, that your pain will decrease,
      That your spirit will gain strength again,
      And we pray that your faith will create inner peace
      And that God will send blessings–Amen.

      Till then, if you need us to lighten your load,
      We are waiting to come to your aid.
      Just call on us, and we’ll walk down that road,
      Until the dark times start to fade.

    • Jeni’s smile and sweet spirit will be in our hearts and memories forever. Her family has been touched by a beautiful individual. Our hearts are broken for all of you. We love you and continue to pray for you. Kathy and Anthony Holmquist-Burks

    • Mike and Cindy our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
      Rob and Judy

    • Cindy & Mike, Dave & I are so very sorry to learn of Jeni’s passing. We remember her vitality and enthusiasm as she was front & center with the Connor family cheering for Mike at football games. Our prayers and hugs are with you and her beautiful family.

    • No words can be said that will take away your sadness Matt but please know that you and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers

    • Cindy and family, my deepest condolences. Such a brave and beautiful woman who will always be missed by her family and friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    • Friends of Mike, Kate, Grace, and Emerson – Virtual hugs to you all!
      Brenda, Bella, and Derek

    • Jeni, you fought a tough battle and the strength you showed to all of us was incredible. God took you home way too soon but you will live on in our hearts forever! Keep smiling that beautiful smile! Love you always!

    • Makenzie and family, I am so sorry you are grieving the loss of your aunt and sister. I know how much you cared about her and loved her. I hope you find peace in your precious memories and in the beautiful legacy she left in her daughters. Thinking of you all as you navigate this very sad time.

    • My thoughts and prayers to all who knows Jeni. Steph kept me up to date with everything all of you & Jeni went thru. The words I express just don’t seem enough. May your memories help forever.
      Love & Prayers & God’s Strength