Jeff Moug

jeff moug

Jeffrey Neil Moug, 67, passed away on December 15, 2022 at Banner Hospital in Mesa, AZ.

Jeff Moug was born on December 27, 1955 in Fargo, ND to Stanley “Bill” and Stella (Pokorny) Moug. He attended school at Fargo South and graduated in 1973. He moved to Wahpeton after graduation and got his Associates in Business from North Dakota State School of Science. He worked at several places during his lifetime, including Martin’s Western Wear (Sales Manager) and he notably owned a sporting goods store named “Sports Fans” in Detroit Lakes. He was in sales at Servalite, was a sales representative for Midwest Fastener, and a driver for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He also really enjoyed bartending, especially at “Rockin’ 50’s.”

Jeff was very active; playing pickleball and softball were a couple of his favorites. He loved to be outdoors hunting pheasants, especially if he was joined by family, friends, or his dogs. Jeff’s dogs were like his children. He would do anything for them, and loved them unconditionally.

Jeff is survived by his favorite person Pam Schilling, Fargo, ND; his siblings: Larry (Debra) Moug, Harwood, ND; Pat Smeby, West Fargo, ND; his beloved golden retriever Shasta; nieces Tricia and Becky; his nephew Jason; and many other relatives and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Stella Moug; his niece Kristy Lorang; and his three beloved golden retrievers: Sager, Lizzie, and Josie.


Visitation - Tuesday: January 3, 2023 1:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Memorial Service - Tuesday: January 3, 2023 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Larry and Deb, so sorry to hear of Jeffs passing. My partner, Randy, had just started playing softball with him in AZ. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Wow unbelievable.. thought he would live forever.. Jeff and I have known Muggs forever… Pissed me off so many times but made me laugh way more, EXCEPT when Jeff stuck his beer can, and Mugs tipped it over,a friend will never be forgotten ! RIP ! Pam we love ya we are always herer for ya !

  3. I’m so sorry to see this. I just saw Jeff last summer at Detroit Lakes, where several classmates meet up. Sending prayers for all of Jeff’s family and friends.

  4. I am so sorry to see that Jeff has passed away. I always enjoyed talking to Jeff he had a great smile and a great laugh, and fun to be around.R.I.P. Maug Man.

  5. I am sorry to read of Jeff’s passing. He was always up for a good time and had a tremendous passion for life. He loved to bring laughter to every situation. I haven’t seen him in years, but he will certainly be missed.
    Your friend and fellow class of 73 Bruin,
    jeff kleist
    Santa Fe, NM

  6. Larry, we were very sorry to learn of your brother’s passing. We recall how much you loved getting out on the boat with him. Peace and love to you and your family.
    Nancy and Jack

  7. Jeff how far back did we go playing tag on the toboggan slide at Lewis and Clark . You where always a cut up and never changed . Some how I always ran into you when I was was back in Fargo or in D.L. I would be in a bar or a Fleet farm and I would hear Benji what’s up you buying . Always ask or made a statement about my brother Mike ( Lumpa ) dam you would say to young he was . Going to miss not hearing Hey Benji you buying . Travel Easy Muggsly . Tim Lemke Aspen Park Colorado

  8. Thinking of you, Pam. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Jeff from back in the 80’s & 90’s when we were hanging out together. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. Debi

  9. So Sorry for your loss. He was our neighbor from many years really will miss talking with him Or sympathy goes out To the family.

  10. Hearing this news was inconceivable. And remains so . Jeff was a big part of our life . He was family , an uncle to our children and a brother to Pat . I’ve never met a happier person , always smiling , always with a joke , and always doing an imitation from a movie line . He brought so much laughter into peoples lives . This just being one of his many wonderful qualities of who he was . He was a friend to many . But a family member to us and he will forever live in our hearts . Thank you mugsley for leaving such as big imprint there . We love you . Rest in peace ❤️

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. My sincerest condolences to Jeff’s family and friends. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Jeff from when he worked at the Elk’s Club years ago and from when he had his Fed ex route. RIP Jeff.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Jeff you will be missed as you were always ready to chat or have some joke ready when we would run into you outside.

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