March 2, 1981 ~ November 13, 2019

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Beloved daughter, sister and friend, Jennifer “Jenny” Bransteitter, age 38, died in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Born on March 2, 1981 in Denver, Jenny lived in Colorado her whole life. Jenny attended George Washington High School and received a volleyball scholarship to attend Otero Junior College. After completing her Associate’s Degree, she continued on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Regis University, graduating cum laude.

Jenny dedicated her career to the service of others with her work as the Director of Social Services at Holly Heights Care Center, where she worked for over a decade – even receiving the award for Colorado Social Worker of the Year in 2014.

At a young age, Jenny picked up a volleyball and never looked back. As captain of the volleyball team in high school, she led the team to two city championships was named “Female Athlete of the Year.” She played volleyball all throughout school and into adulthood. Jenny was actively involved in the Colorado volleyball community through Volleyball of the Rockies and as a volleyball coach for various teams.

Jenny was deeply loved by her sisters Gail and Bridget, her father Jesse, dog Cooper, her aunt Eileen and her community of wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy and now joins her in Heaven.

Services to celebrate the incredible gift of Jenny’s life will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Christ Catholic Parish (3060 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80222) with a reception at the parish hall. Following the services and church reception, relatives and friends are welcome to attend an additional reception at a private home.

Our dearest Jenny, whose generous soul believed deeply in the service of others, was profoundly passionate about two things: caring for the elderly and volleyball. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jenny’s name to one or both of the charities below that reflect the interests she supported in life:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (gifts will support volleyball programs and girls’ sports activities at Clubs – list Jennifer Bransteitter in the tribute area or comment field):

• Alzheimer’s Association (list Jennifer Bransteitter in the tribute area or comment field):


Funeral Mass: November 22, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222


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  1. Jenny B was one of my best friends and I was fortunate to know her for 14 years. We spent a lot of time together hanging out, vacationing, playing volleyball and so much more. I am devastated that I can’t be with her anymore. My condolences to her family, I know she was very close with her family. I know this is a hard time but please know she was a angel and she touched so many people. She was an incredible person with great character. I loved her deeply. Her memory will last forever and that is an amazing thing and hard to come by.

    Jackie DenBleyker- Walker

    • My deepest condolences. Jenny B was such a caring person. She will be deeply missed by everyone she came in contact with. I am so sorry for the loss of an amazing soul.

  2. JB… missing your sweet face. Always there with a cheerful smile, a funny little quip. Gone way too soon, and you will be remembered fondly by all. I’m sorry I cannot bid you a farewell this Friday, but know I hold you dear, and will give a cheer in your honor. 💋♥️🙏🏻

  3. Jenny B was a ferocious force of nature and an incredible guide to what a strong woman should be. Her moments in my life were brief but extremely impactful during a vurnable time in my life. She was a welcome influence and I wish I had kept in contact. May she rest easily and make all that have loved her work to pass along her kindness.

  4. So very sorry to hear the sad news about Jenny. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Your neighbors, The Shaws – Mark, Kathy, Kristi and John Michael

  5. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We are thinking about you and sending our love.
    With love and light,
    Kathy and Alan Drobnak

  6. So very sorry to hear the sad news. Jenny was a special person and a great friend.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Jenny B was one of my dearest and best friends for nearly 15 years. She was like a sister! As a group of very close friends, we shared many things together, like birthdays, brunches, scavenger hunts, dinner parties, as well as a few bad hairstyles, failed romances, and of course, volleyball. We loved to sing KARAOKE together. Jenny’s go-to song was Killing Me Softly, mine Total Eclipse of the Heart, and as a group, we’d often sing F- You by C-Lo. We were classy.

    I met Jenny through a mutual acquaintance. She was instantly warm and welcoming, and within minutes, we were talking about volleyball. She was my introduction to the Island, where I met many of my closest friends, and where she introduced me to my one great love and fiance, Matt Wasserman. I hadn’t played volleyball since my junior year of high school, and while I was nervous, she made me feel right at home. I instantly fell back in love with volleyball, and our new friendship.

    Over the years we played in many mountain tournaments, and while we were both very competitive, I know we looked forward to the social adventures a bit more, like going to impromptu toga parties, playing silly truth-or-dare games, and the constant laughter we’d share with new friends. She was such a blast to be around! She knew everybody, and everybody loved her!

    Often underestimated as a beach volleyball duo, we had strengths and weaknesses that complimented each other well. When really aggravated, Jenny, being the true competitor and amazing athlete that she was, would channel her frustration into her volleyball serve, which was vicious and deadly! We made a great team and loved playing together, even winning one “comp” tournament with a cash prize! It was a very proud moment for both of us.

    Jenny was easy to talk to about very real and deep things, and through her great sense of humor, had a true talent of making awkward and hard situations into funny and memorable ones. She was always up for an adventure and great conversation. We created many inside jokes throughout our friendship! She was hilarious. TBD and HVS. We liked to talk in code through acronyms apparently!

    I could go on and on, but I’ll sum it up. Jenny B, you were one of my all-time favorite people. I will always remember your amazing laugh and the way you’d sneeze (always in threes) into your arm! Your glowing inner joy, sense of humor, friendship and positive outlook on life will be forever missed. Although I didn’t get to officially say goodbye to you, I’ll cherish knowing that while you were here on earth, we were able to tell each other how much our friendship meant, and how much we loved one another. You will always have a piece of my heart. I know you found your mom in heaven, and that makes me smile. Until we meet again, rest in peace my dear friend.

  8. Jesse,
    We just found out about Jenny… Even though we live so close, we did not know. Our kids played together when young and Jenny played softball with our daughter for many years. We are very saddened to hear of this loss. She was a wonderful young women and will greatly missed by our family. Love to all.


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