Cover photo for Jose James Cruz Despiegelaere's Obituary

Jose James Cruz Despiegelaere

February 11, 2022 — August 26, 2023

Devils Lake

Jose James Cruz Despiegelaere

Jose James Cruz Despiegelaere, 18-month-old precious son of Jose Miquel Cruz and Brionna Nicole Cruz Despiegelaere who was born on February 11, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. 


This precocious, rambunctious, inquisitive, outgoing, adventurous, beautiful, loving, sweet little boy made his home in Devils Lake with his parents and two siblings. Jose’s brilliant smile, his sparkling eyes, his sweet giggle, his one-of-a-kind personality lit up the room, and you were just locked into his uniqueness and couldn’t help but smile. He had the beautiful temperament of his father, was a generous sharer like his mother and had the middle child personality. He was a baptized member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.


In these very short 18 months, our little Jose touched so many lives, so many hearts. He will be so very missed but always remembered as the sweet, beautiful, loving little boy he was. 


The loving family that survives include his parents Jose and Brionna; sister Raya Dawn Despiegelaere; brother Mateo Alexander Cruz Despiegelaere; grandparents Jose Juan Cruz Gonzalez of Puerto Rico, Norma Milagros Mateo Rivera also of Puerto Rico, David Robert and Kari Ann Despiegelaere of Webster, ND; great grandparents Gloria Maria Cruz Gonzalez and Gloria Despiegelaere; uncles Ethan Despiegelaere also of Webster and Adrian Jose Torres Mateo of Puerto Rico and many other relatives. 


There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Monday, September 4, 2023 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the Funeral Mass of Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend Cruz celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jose James Cruz Despiegelaere, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 4, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Monday, September 4, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 3301

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree