Jessica "Jessie" S. Camisa, age 44, of Menasha, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Jessie was born on Sept. 28, 1975, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Marlow and Patricia (Drury) Vander Plas. After graduating from Fillmore Central High School in Harmony, she obtained her bachelor's degree from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. On Dec. 28, 2002, she married the love of her life, the late Robert M. Camisa.
Jessie enjoyed reading, watching movies, laughing, being silly and spoiling her nieces. She was an avid Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Who fan and adored Willow and The Princess Bride.
Even from a young age, Jessie always had the unique gift of not only making friends wherever she was, but nurturing and keeping those friendships strong, regardless of time and distance. She found happiness in bringing joy to others. She would never let you forget it was your birthday.
She embodied selfless love and will be deeply missed.
Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. She is survived by her siblings, Nicole (Jamison) Glisczinski of Neenah, Wis., and Darrin (Colette) Vander Plas of Florence, Mass.; nieces, Molly, Josephine and Quinn; and parents, Marlow and Patricia Vander Plas of Preston.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Waverly Beach in Menasha, Wis. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Jessie's name.
Westgor Funeral Home, 1140 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI 54952; 920-720-0314; www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.