Jason Rudy Vitense, 48, of Fargo, passed away August 11, 2023, in Fargo, North Dakota.
Jason was born September 11, 1974, to Neil and Carla in Englewood, Colorado. He attended school in Oakes, ND from pre-school through sophomore year. Jason continued his education in Huron, South Dakota where he finished his junior and senior year; graduated with the class of 1993.
While living in Oakes, ND, Jason had a love for wrestling and attended many Pee Wee tournaments in which he won medals, making him feel very proud. Jason was also introduced to radio work through his two older brothers, which led him to his true passion. He had a radio voice like no other. Jason was an on-air personality and news director at various stations including Oakes, ND, Aberdeen, SD, Hibbing, MN, and Harrison, AR. He also owned and operated his own production studio for a time.
While living in Huron, Jason formed a special bond with four amazing friends including Terry, Nate, Kevin, and Seth.
Jason was a good person with a huge heart. One of Jason’s proudest moments was the birth of his daughter. He faced many struggles in his lifetime but was loved by more people than he ever knew.
Jason is survived by his daughter Brystin Vitense of Cook, MN; parents, Neil (Naomi) Vitense of Yellville, AR, Carla (Howard) Norton, of Aberdeen, SD; brothers, Mike (Rae Ann) Vitense of Sioux Falls, SD, Kurt (Kim) Vitense of St. Peters, MO; sister, Shelly (Chuck) Lauermann of Kimball, MN; step-brothers, Jay (Krista) Norton of Omaha, NE, Richard (Catherine) Tillery of Colorado; and step-sisters, Kim (Robert) Bitz of Aberdeen, SD and Kate (Erick) Danzer of Colorado.
Jason was also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service from 1:00-4:00pm Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home in Aberdeen, SD. There will be a time of fellowship along with sharing our stories and memories of Jason. The family requests that you wear casual attire.