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Minnesota native found dead at Notre Dame was 'irreplaceable' musician

The 21-year-old was reported missing Jan. 21.

Annrose Jerry, the 21-year-old Notre Dame senior found dead Friday, was an accomplished musician from Blaine, Minnesota. 

Jerry was reported missing Jan. 21, having last been seen around 8 p.m. on campus in South Bend, Indiana. On Thursday, the State of Indiana issued a Silver Alert as she was "believed to be in extreme danger" and might've required medical assistance. 

Tragically, her body was recovered from an on-campus lake Friday morning. 

Jerry's obituary describes her as an accomplished musician, having been the pianist for the Blaine High School jazz band and flutist in the school band, in addition to playing the flute for the Minnesota State Band. 

At Notre Dame, she was a solo flutist for the university's Folk Choir, which describes her as "irreplaceable." 

"Our hearts are broken with the news of the loss of Annrose Jerry. The Folk Choir lost an important and irreplaceable member of our family," the group said in a Facebook post. "Annrose was a sweet, intelligent, strong, passionate, kind-hearted friend and she will be so dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones.

The Folk Choir will honor Jerry with a remembrance ceremony Sunday night at the Notre Dame Basilica. 

"I've been involved in church music every year since seventh grade, in one capacity or another," Jerry says in a 2018 video from the Folk Choir. "Freshman year, sitting down in the pews listening to the folk choir I was like, 'is this a group of angels or what?' And listening to the instruments made me realize there could be a place up there for me, too. 

"After auditioning and getting in I was just blown away by the quality of this group. Amazing, challenging music and camaraderie and just the positiveness of this group. There's nothing I don't like about folk choir. It's hard work but so rewarding and I can't imagine my ND experience without folk choir."

Jerry graduated at the top of her class at Blaine High School and was majoring in science and business.

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