Jason Aaron Gora

Life Story

Jason Aaron Gora, 44, of 262 Garfield Road, Minot, passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2020. Born in Lewiston on January 13, 1976, he was the son of Timothy W. and Kathy S. Peterson Gora. Educated locally and at schools for military dependents overseas, he received his high school diploma in Rota, Spain, in 1994. Always good with his hands, he worked as a welder and metal fabricator. Married to the former Nikki Bosse, Jason loved his children deeply and had a strong lifelong bond with his brother, sharing a mutual love of the outdoors, motorcycles, their business Gora Fabrication, and time spent at their father’s camp. Hunting and fishing were more than just a pastime for Jason, they were a passion. His stepfather’s military service gave him the opportunity to travel to Japan, Spain, California & Florida giving him a source of stories and experiences he loved sharing with friends. Friends were a major part of his life and his beloved Boston Terrier, Zeke, was truly his best friend. Survivors include his wife, Nikki Gora, his father, Tim Gora and his companion Pam Knowlton, his mother and step-father, Kathy and Dan DePrato, a son, Griffin Gora, a daughter, Caitlin Gora, a brother, Don Gora and girlfriend Angela LaFrinea,  two step-sisters, Kelly DePrato and Tanya Block, paternal grandmother, Maxine Gora, nephews: Tim Gora, Brendon Gora & Brandon, nieces: Brittany Gora, Kaylee & Kendra, his brother’s girlfriend’s kids Shelby and Dodge LaFrinea, his goddaughter, Hallie Starbird, several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends including the Starbird family. He was predeceased by several relatives and close friends he is now reunited with.


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