July 6, 2017
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Erik Jessen, 37, from Bettendorf, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his mother, Jacki Shaffer; stepfather, Gary Shaffer; father, Kerry Jessen; brother, Adam (Laura) Jessen; sister, Jena (Luke) James; grandmother, Sandy Bushman; grandmother, Betty Shaffer; four nieces, Sawyer, Presley, Avery and Austen; one nephew, Grady; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Erik graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1998, moved to Colorado, and eventually moved back to Bettendorf to get his CDL from Scott Community College. Erik will always be remembered for his kind heart, love of football, snowboarding, and the scent of Cool Water cologne.