Barry Galen Jeffers

barry galen jeffers
Barry passed away on October 19th, 2020 at Sandford Hospital, Fargo, ND from a stroke. Barry Galen Jeffers was born August 9th, 1950, the son of Galen and Isabelle (Moen) Jeffers in Hillsboro, ND. Barry was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Hillsboro, ND. He grew up in Hillsboro graduating from Hillsboro High School. He was very active in sports; playing Legion Baseball; 1968 State Basketball; football, and leisure sports tennis, golf, and softball. Barry attended college at UND in Grand Forks ND, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. While at UND, he was in ROTC the rank of 2nd Lt., receiving an honorable discharge at the end of the Viet Nam War. Barry worked for his father at G.V. Jeffers Excavation and Jeffers Ready Mix, FM Ready Mix, ITT Insurance and started his own business Bearcat Striping. Barry is survived by his siblings Vicki Madsen Fargo ND, Randy Jeffers Fargo ND, Ann Klemetson (Tom) Hillsboro, ND, Laurie Olson (Dean) Fargo ND, Aunt Connie Anderson (Roger) Hillsboro ND; 9 nieces and nephews , 8 great nieces and nephews, and 4 great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Galen and Isabelle (Jeffers, grandparents Wilson Jeffers, Ruth (Stockmoe) Jeffers; Edwin and Elizabeth (Anderson) Moen. Visitation: 1–2 p.m. Friday October 30th, Celebration of Life 2:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Hillsboro North Dakota. Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman Boulder Funeral Home, to sign the online guestbook please visit our website at www. Boulgerfuneralhomecom.

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  1. Barry was a one-of-a-kind individual. I will fondly remember him stopping by our home to visit with my dad, find a secret ingredient to spice up my mom’s chilly or have a totally immature joke to amuse us kids. He was incredibly kind and will be missed by a great number of people.

  2. Barry and I had many great times together. We lived together in apartments in Grand Forks and Hilllsboro. Lots of good parties. Good friend and teammate in softball.

  3. Barry was one of the good guys–playing Bungaloo football, wearing his #49 jersey (hackbarth) is how I’ll remember him fondly.

  4. I have many fond memories of Barry, he was a one of a kind individual. Always looked forward to coming back to Fargo for vacations and hooking up with him. You will be missed my friend. RIP and condolences to his family.

  5. Barry and I were best buddies from first grade on. He was Best Man in my wedding. You could not be with him without laughing or smiling. He was honest, hard working, fun, and an all around great guy. He will be missed by many many people. I loved him like a brother.

  6. To Barry`s family my sympathy and prayers to you all.
    I knew him for 30 plus years back in Hillsboro and here in Arizona when he wintered and worked out here. Lot of fun and crazy memories .Lot of stories could be told but would take a long time. May he rest in peace.

  7. Oh Barry! It’s been so long since we’ve seen you, probably 25 years. But you were just the most likeable, fun guy with that perpetual smile and that curly blonde hair! We knew Barry back when he sold insurance with Dave Sunderland and we all lived at Place One together when it opened. Great, great memories! So much fun! We know that you are already golfing in heaven on the best courses ever! Our prayers for his family.

  8. Barry was a great friend. I will miss him. We had a lot of great times both in Fargo and at the cabin on Silver Lake. You will be dearly missed by many friends and family. My sympathy to all Barry’s family and friends.

  9. You could always count on Barry having a smile, being loyal, and having a quirky sense of humor. He was a good friend and teammate. We were friends since firs grade and teammates in every sport you could play in Hillsboro as we grew up. He will be missed by me and the countless friends he made so easily over the years. My sympathies to the family.

  10. My business/social friendship with Barry, began in the life insurance industry in the “80:s”.
    Lot’s of good memories. He will be missed.

  11. First met Barry while working at O’kellys and his dear family is now such a huge part of our lives. So sorry for your loss, love you all.

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