Jeffrey "Jeff" Finneseth

Jeffrey “Jeff” A. Finneseth, 44, West Fargo, ND passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family and friends under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Jeff was born December 20, 1973 to Orlin and DeAnna Finneseth in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended school in Fargo, ND. He worked at Rosenbluth International for several years before going to work at Sanford, where he worked until his health declined. He married the love of his life Jill Heiden on February 24, 2001 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, West Fargo. They made their home in West Fargo. Some of his favorite times were spent with his family at the lakes. He was very proud of his girls. He loved watching them dance and taking them fishing, water skiing, and tubing. He had many friends and he enjoyed spending time with them. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings and NDSU Bison football. Jeff will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and his ability to be friends with anyone. He will be missed by his wife of 17 years, Jill, West Fargo, ND; loving daughters, Morgan and Madison, West Fargo, ND; Mother, DeAnna (Ned) Coon, Fargo, ND; Father, Orlin Finneseth, West Fargo, ND; Brother, John (Susan) Finneseth, Fargo, ND; half-sister, Pamela Coon, West Fargo, ND and many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Jeff’s family would like to thank the special caregivers that he had at Roger Maris Cancer Center and Hospice of the Red River Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Roger Maris Cancer Center and/or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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  1. Jill, Morgan, Maddie and the entire Family..our hearts break for you all. We are so very sorry for your loss. There simply are no words but please know we are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Jeff was such a kind soul and always very willing to watch “phone” football (Go Bison) with me while also watching the girls on the dance floor..he will be deeply missed. Watch for that bright star in the sky..I have no doubt he will be watching over you all very closely. Rest in Peace Jeff!

  2. I didn’t know Jeff long term. But it didn’t take long to be friends. I admired his, friendliness, kindness and humor. You have earned your angel wings, my friend.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers to Jill, Morgan, Maddie and families.

  3. Jill, Madison & Morgan,
    We are so sorry for your loss & our hearts are breaking for you all. Jeff was so funny & kind. Working at the races with you all, Jeff & Jason was so fun. I’ll always remember his humor! I to this day don’t know why but he called me pop tart one time & every time I see them at the store I laugh.
    You will be in our prayers.

  4. I was saddened to hear about Jeff. All my best to Jill and his Girls. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Jeff but I know he fought like a warrior till the end. I always enjoyed talking sports with him and every day current events back in the day. Poker night in his basement was some great evenings. Wether it was Jeff laying low then making his big move playing a hand or two. He was either bluffing or had the best hand you never knew. He would always have his hand over this mouth trying to figure out how to play you in that hand. He was pure entertainment most of the time.

    I’m truly honored to have known Jeff. He was a great human being. I’m again sorry and all my best to Jill, his girls, all his family and friends.

    RIP Jeff and I’ll see you on the other side! Skol Vikes

  5. Dear Dee, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, John and his family and Jill and the girls. Please know you are all in my prayers. May you find peace and know he is pain free. I can only imagine what he and Doug are doing!

  6. Jill & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss! Jeff was one of the most kindhearted gentle souls I know! I loved his sense of humor and he always made me laugh! He will be missed by all who knew him! Know that God is with you all during this difficult time! Hugg & Prayers!

  7. Dear Mrs. Finneseth and Girls,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of your husband and dad give you strength in the difficult days to come. Thinking of you all!
    Mrs. Vigen

  8. Sorry to hear of the saddened news of Jeff’s passing-
    May God comfort his friends and family at this tough time.
    My prayers are with his family this day!

  9. Jill, Morgan, and Maddie
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and may all your great memories with your dad/husband be of comfort during such a difficult time. The Eckart’s

  10. Our prayers go out for Jill, the girls, and Jeff’s family. Remember the good times; there are so many that Jeff will never be forgotten.

  11. Jeff will always be remembered as a family man first but also someone that always put others before him. I will always remember that little smirk on his face but most of all I will miss our conversations. You are one of my dearest and closest friends and I will never forget all the great memories we have shared together over the years. Thoughts and prayers go out to Jill, Morgan, Madison, and Families. Love you Jeff!

  12. Jeff,
    You were a great person and a good friend. Will never forget your positive attitude and sense of humor. You will be missed. Condolences to Jill and the girls.

  13. Jill, Morgan and Madison – we are so sorry for your loss. He will be sadly missed by many.
    Love, Hugs and prayers to all of you,
    Jerry & Wanita

  14. I worked with Jeff at Sanford. He was always fun to be with and made the day go by quicker. And always had a trick up his sleeve. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace, my friend.

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