Please help us in paying tribute to Ava & Jaelen

 Just before the new year, on December 29, 2022, first cousins and best friends Ava J. Allen (17) and Jaelen Yracheta (18) were tragically taken from this world, found fatally shot in their vehicle. Their families and close friends are now bearing the weight of heavy grief, trying to understand the sudden loss of two vibrant, young lives. While we cannot begin to comprehend these senseless acts, we can find comfort in holding the memories of Ava and Jaelen in our hearts. The two had so much more life to live.

 Ava was conquering her senior year at Franklin High School and had such big goals and aspirations, like traveling and continuing her education in college. Ava was ready to take on the world and enjoy all those beautiful places she dreamed of visiting after graduation. She had a compassionate heart and loved spending time with her family, especially her two brothers and little sister.

 Jaelen was taking the steps to achieve greatness as a Master Electrician and was actively attending MATC to do so. He was never the type to settle for average and was eager to get all the hands-on experience he could from family and friends while taking his courses. When not working on his future, Jaelen loved hanging out with his friends and spoiling his little sisters.

 Ava and Jaelen were inseparable. They made TikToks together and looked forward to their family trip to the Dells every year. They were always there for each other, even in their final moments.

 As their families attempt to move forward, they want to sincerely thank all those who have reached out to offer support, prayers, and condolences. This GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help make this difficult transition easier for them and alleviate the unforeseen costs that go along with such an unexpected tragedy.

 We are asking for your help to put Ava and Jaelen to rest so the family can begin healing. All contributions will go toward their combined funeral services and other related expenses during this difficult time. We greatly appreciate your consideration of any amount to honor both Ava and Jaelen.

With deep gratitude, 
Kevin Sjolund, 1st Cousin 
Raising funds for sisters Melissa & Shannon to help put their children to rest 


  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Angela Machesky
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Maggie Daum
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Adrianna Dronso
    • $10 
    • 1 yr
  • Nancy Peske
    • $22 
    • 1 yr


Kevin Sjolund
Franklin, WI

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