Jeffery Atwood

jeffery atwood
Jeffery Blaine Atwood, 61, Fargo, ND passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Sanford Health. He was born on March 11, 1957 to Solon and Rita (Burrell) Atwood in Aitkin, MN. Jeff grew up in Mohall, ND and attended Mohall High School where he was involved in football, basketball and golf. After graduating in 1975, he attended NDSU. In 1977, Jeff moved to Fargo where he worked at Northern School Supply and met his future wife, Jeanette Peterson. In 1981, he moved to Alexandria, MN to attend Alexandria Area Technical Institute to study avionics. In 1983, Jeff returned to Fargo and began his employment with Commercial Insulation where he worked until his retirement in 2008. On October 5, 1985 Jeff and Jeanette were united in marriage at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. The couple made their home in Fargo. Jeff’s favorite pastime was golf, and he got a hole-in-one on May 6, 1995. He was an avid Vikings fan who stuck with them through thick and thin. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jeanette; sister, Nanci (Paul) Stockmann; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Tom) Mund; and Janice (John) Kline; nieces and nephews, Ashley Stockmann and Adam (Deanna) Stockmann; Teresa (Troy) Mahler, Scott (Vanessa) Mund, and Misty Kline; three great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a memorial service at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to First Step Recovery, the AA Clubhouse, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  1. Jeff was a kind and gentle soul who loved people and always enjoyed good conversation! I’m sure his mother, Rita, is already taking good care of him. Jeff will be missed, but remembered with a smile. 🙂

  2. Jeff was a longtime friend and a fellow Mohall Yellowjacket. I say this about Mohall, because Jeff loved to talk about the “good old days” of high school friends and sports. Jeff never forgot his hometown and roots. Jeff would often tell his friends that he loved them. He did have a gentle soul and I will miss him.

  3. Jeff was a good friend and hunting buddy, too many hunting adventures to mention. Happy hunting in heaven, knock some down for me, say Hi to Rita.

  4. Dear Jeanette,
    We are heart sick on learning of Jeff’s passing! Jeff was very compassionate about his hometown, high school and his many friends. He genuinely loved us all! We loved his visits to Mohall. Jeff never had an easy go of it but no one would know because he was always so positive. His smile and his hugs were for everyone and everyone loved him in return. The Yellowjacket family lost a great one!! We send our love to his family along with prayers for healing. Jeff is peacefully with our Lord in Heaven.
    Toni and family

  5. Sometimes life just passes by before you know it. I am so blessed to have called Jeff my dear friend. He would do anything to help a person out. His infectious smile eluminated the room and a person just had to smile back. He was one of those people that you could count on to follow his hometown sports programs and reunions. I am saddened to hear of his death, but know he is free from health issues and watching us from above.

  6. Remembering Jeff as one of the “Three Musketeers” in our younger years! Lots of good memories ! My sincere sympathy, Jeanette.

  7. Jeffery I will miss you . You were a wonderful and caring friend. It’s hard to believe you are gone . God’s peace to you in eternity Jeffery. I love you my friend.

  8. Sad to hear of Jeff’s passing, I had visited him in the hospital several times and he was upbeat even then Sure doesn’t seem like that many years since my sister and I attended his wedding. My slugging first baseman for all those years is gone. Many memories from the church as well. May his soul have eternal rest in heaven.

  9. Our prayers to Jeff’s family. Jeff was a kind and loving person and I will always remember him as a good high school buddy. God bless and keep him until we meet up again.

  10. Jeanette, Nanci and Family. We were so sad to hear Jeff had passed away.
    Although we did not see you too often, I remember Jeff being interested in what we were doing and how we were. He always had a welcoming spirit and ready smile. May you find comfort in friends and family who care very much for you…..and know you are in their prayers. Hugs.

  11. Dear Jeanette,

    So sorry to hear that Jeff has left you to meet his Lord and Savior. I’m so glad I got to see you in March and get a big hug from you both. I have missed seeing him in Mohall I pray for peace for all you in your sadness. Rest In Peace Jeff. You will be missed!

  12. I am so sorry for your loss Jeanette. Thinking of you and wish you comfort in these difficult times.

  13. Jeanette,
    Loren and I are so sorry to hear about Jeff and our hearts go out to you. You & Jeff will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Much Love to You,
    The Klimeks

  14. I am saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. He always had a smile and hug for everyone. His caring nature was truly genuine. May he rest in peace.

  15. Jeanette,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I am happy that we reconnected through Facebook recently-my sister and I always loved when he would comment on our posts, still calling us “Mimi and Willy”. He never thought twice about telling us how much he loved us and our parents…it was always nice to hear. I know Archie and Lorraine were waiting with open arms to welcome him to heaven.

    Thinking of you through this difficult time, and sending you hugs.

  16. Dear Jeanette,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We are thinking and praying for you as you grieve. We hope that you’ll find comfort as you share the many warm memories that you had together. Our love and God’s peace be with you and your family.

  17. Jeff was such a kind hearted man we had lots of good times in high school together as he always reminded me us catholic kids. Over the pass few months he would comment such nice words to me on Facebook as I lost my husband in April his kind words gave me a smile to his wife I’m very sorry for your loss God be with you at this sad time I know I have looked to the Lord for comfort

  18. Our sympathy to Jeff’s family, especially Jeanette and Nanci. We know Jeff is at peace now and we wish that for you too. God Bless. Dick and Susan

  19. My deepest sympathies to you, Jeanette. I was happy to reconnect with Jeff on Facebook, and to echo Jill’s sentiments, he was always such a great family friend and remembered us and our parents like it was yesterday which always made me smile. I fondly remember the times we spent with good friends, good food and laughs over on 2nd Street.

  20. My deepest condolences to you Jeanette and family. I met Jeff and Jeanette when I was the UPS driver delivering to Northern School Supply. Jeff always came out to the loading dock to greet me with a big smile, he made my day. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless. RIP Jeff.

  21. Jeff will always be a second father to me! He always had a twinkle in his eye and never let you walk away without knowing that he loved you!

  22. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great guy and always seem to have a smile on his face. Rest in Peace Jeff.

  23. Jeff was a good man. Always willing to help and share with other. He made great cookies to share with friends and strangers. He touched a lot of people’s lives and he will be missed by many at the clubhouse. RIP Jeff.

  24. Our families were best friends. When were they not at each other’s house for cake and coffee with us intow? The memories are forever – your beautiful smile, wonderful personality, and kindheartedness are your legacy

  25. My name is Brad Atwood not a relative but remember playing basketball against Jeff in high school. My family started at north of mouse river park near Tolley North Dakota I remember him weland I am very sorry for your lose.

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