Isabelle Ann-Marie Jasper, age 22 months of Niles, Michigan died at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Beacon Children’s Hospital division of Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
The family is grateful for the heroic efforts offered by emergency personnel and the hospital staff to give them a few extra days with Isabelle.
She was born on February 10, 2017 in Niles to Joseph Michael-Samuel Jasper and Elizabeth Marie Saltzman.
Isabelle was already quite capable of not just walking, but running, especially to greet someone. She had also mastered talking in sentences, and using names. She liked playing with blocks, enjoyed every car that took her for a ride, and loved french fries. She was curious, funny, and filled every room – and everybody – with joy. Perhaps her greatest attribute was her hugs, including a pat on the shoulder, and she was generous to share those hugs.
Her surviving family includes her parents, Liz Kelly of Sister Lakes, Michigan and Joseph Jasper of Niles; Isabelle’s sister, Gabrielle “Gabby” Dobrzykowski of Niles; grandparents, Gail (& Mark) Seastrom of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Marillyn Saltzman of Galien, Michigan, and Michael (& Connie Flanagan) Jasper of Niles; Uncles Lester (& Tracy) Mervine, Gregory Saltzman, and Aunt Melissa Stanisz; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, including JoAnn Eckler who held and knew Isabelle for 2 months prior to her death on April 21, 2017, and Ronald Saltzman.
The funeral service to celebrate the life of Isabelle Jasper will be at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles with the Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence of Niles officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.