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Jeffrey Morris

August 24, 1973 - August 24, 2020

Memorial Service - Wednesday

September 02, 2020
- 2:00 PM - live streamed on the funeral home website starting at 1:30 PM for those not able to attend

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

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Jeffrey Morris

August 24, 1973 - August 24, 2020

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Jeffrey Duane Morris, age 47, of Fargo, ND, passed away unexpectedly in his home on August 24, 2020.

Jeffrey was born on August 24, 1973, in Omaha, NE, the son of Roger Morris and Kathy Seffron. At the age of 18, Jeff began working in the family business as a painter and continued that up until the end of his life.

Jeffrey enjoyed playing pool, going to the lakes with family, playing his cheesy computer games and riding motorcycle with his long time friend Troy Halland. Anyone who knew Jeff knew his passions were Harley Davidson and Coca-Cola memorabilia he took great pride in what he did and everything he had.

Jeff is survived by his daughter, Brooke A. (Blake) Salisbury; and his son, Braeden C. Jodsaas; his grandson, Grayson Salisbury; and his parents, Roger and Anne Morris. Also surviving are his brothers, Bill (Rachel) Morris and Marc Morris; his sister, Nicole Morris; his nephews – Chase, Austin, Bodey, and Easton Morris; and his niece, Sydney Morris; along with many cousins and amazing friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald and Genevieve Korth and Mary and Brandt Morris.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. Flowers or cards appreciated, but not expected. The service will be live streamed on the funeral home website for those not able to attend.

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31 responses to “Jeffrey Morris”

  1. J.Anderson says:

    THE DASH
    by Linda Ellis

    I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.

    He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

    For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

    So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.

    To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

    If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

    So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?

  2. Jase kelly says:

    Jeff my brother from another mother. I will miss you like no other friend. You were my closest friend I’ve had for a long time. U were there for me when no one else was and will never forget you and I will always look after your son if he ever needs me at all I am here. I love you bro. U will be missed. Now u can ride with god bro. Be good

  3. Dee says:

    You were and are a great father to Braeden and Brooke and continue to be so from above as they still will be thinking about you and needing you

  4. Grant & Laurie Hoovestol says:

    To the entire Morris Family,
    Our hearts go out to you. I don’t have the words to comfort you but want you to know we are thinking of all of you. We will remember all the laughs with Jeff at the lake and at work. The only guy we knew that could paint as fast as anyone with a brush in one hand and a phone in the other. I always teased him with “Less chatter and more splatter”. He was a good friend and would do anything to help. He will be dearly missed by all of us.
    Grant & Laurie Hoovestol

  5. joel novak says:

    Jeff I miss you so much already. You have always been my friend no matter what. I learned so much from our friendship. Love you bro fly high

  6. Zachary Tommeraus says:

    Jeff you were the definition of a friend and I will be seeing you again sometime so keep the blackjack tables and the slots warm I’ll never forget ya and like you always said to me I’m over qualified by buddy

  7. Wyatt H says:

    RIP buddy

  8. Brent H. says:

    Jeff is hear with us in spirits and although we might not see or hear him, he is with us. He will be there helping his loved ones get through life in a positive way.

    I did not think much of it when my mom past, but now I know her spirit is still watching over me like a guardian angel. Sometimes I can faintly here her or feel her when I am down. It spooked me at first thinking I’m being haunted but now I know it is her helping me though tough times. And dad is with her at times. I can feel it.

    To family and friend of a well respected man, I’m sorry for your loss and my best wishes and prayers for you .

  9. Jessi says:

    Roger & Anne,

    We are so sorry for your loss of your son. We enjoyed having Jeff as a neighbor. He was kind and offered sound advice when he thought we could use it. I didn’t know him very well, but he was always working on a project outside so it was common to see him around and we got to say “hi” often. Our hearts go out to you ♥

    Your neighbors,
    Jens & Jessi

  10. Gary Wang says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Roger. I always enjoyed working with Jeff.

  11. Buffy (Anderson) Holbrook says:

    To the Morros family,
    My head and heart are so heavy hearing about Jeff’s sudden passing. He will always be remembered by all the had the privilege of knowing Jeff.
    May God wrap you all in His arms during these difficult times.
    Blessings for comfort.

  12. waylon tarvestad says:

    Jeff was a great friend and a blast to work with.God bless you and your family.Love you guy. R.I.P.

  13. Rhonda L Thiel says:

    My deepest condolences to Jeff’s family. Your son was my first love. He had all the qualities I would look for in my forever love. He was kind, compassionate, care and devoted. He was an amazing friend and one I will truly miss. He was one of a kind. I am extremely proud to have gotten the chance to love and to be his friend. Anyone who knew will be forever grateful to have had that opportunity. My deepest sympathies to you all. May you rest in peace Jeff
    Love,
    Rhonda Olson(Thiel)

  14. Carrie Ness-Savageu says:

    My best memory was of the four of us (Rick, Jeff, Troy, and I) driving back from Buffalo State Park in my Trans Am singing “I am Iron Man”. It was a great day!

  15. Kathy Seffron says:

    Roger and families, I’m sorry about the death of your son. It was very shocking to hear and it hurts me that my son had to die alone in heaven knows how much pain. Again I’m very sorry.

  16. Barry and Bing Janke says:

    Uncle Roger and Kathy it was nice to have met my cousin Jeff I would have love to get to know him more I bet we could have been good friends Bing and I will miss him. And if you guys need anything please don’t hesitate. Love you guys

  17. Jodi Miller says:

    You will be missed Rest in peace

  18. Myron Welfikol says:

    To my dear departed friend sir Jethro. Who am I gonna go riding with or shoot pool against. I have known you for a long time and you have always been good to me my friend. I always appreciated your honesty ( brutal at times). You were great to be around and I considered you a true friend. You had a contagious laugh and smile. You helped a lot of people out of jams and you were a brother painter. You could give me a run for my money when it came to “getting ‘re done.” Very professional in your working life. I know you got that from dad. Roger rose you pretty hard in the old days but I know that he was very proud of you. I can’t think of anyone that will fill the void you left behind buddy. You will be truly missed my friend. Rest in peace. I hope to see you again sometime. Myron Weltikol

  19. Bradley O'Brien Satrom says:

    You made a lasting impression on me Jeffery. You were & still are a longtime brother.
    You were there for me some days in the late 80s when I didn’t know which way was up.

    Never forgotten

  20. Perry James Nystul says:

    I was very sorry to hear this news. I send my condolences To Roger, Anne & entire family. I am truly going to miss this man. Jeff was a awesome mentor for me in a everchanging world of paints and new products. I will miss the occasional pool games we would play after work, also the days of working in the shop together. Although the shop was not my favorite thing to do, but Jeff and Roger could always find a way to spice it up. Going to miss you friend. RIP buddy.

  21. Jodi says:

    Oh Jeff, aside from the always interesting conversations the memory that always pops into my head when thinking of you is Troy asking me back in the day to go pick you up at your girlfriends place after an argument and you loading up my little Saturn with your stuff to bring to Troy’s only to get a call a few weeks later shaking my head as I picked you up AGAIN, from the same girlfriends place, to again bring you and your stuff back to Troy’s. You always had a big heart. Quick to give second chances. But always also with a fierce loyalty to those you loved. I’m glad I knew you. Always kind, always friendly and always willing to sit and chat. I hope the afterlife is everything you want. Watch over for Troy.

  22. Brian Johnson says:

    First and foremost, a friend and confidant. Business was business, friendship and trust was always number one. There was always something going on he wanted a hand with.. always trying to do better or make the most of what he had. The Jeffery I knew had the biggest heart of anyone I know. I miss you so much already my friend. May you find peace and happiness for eternity.

  23. Erika Graber Johnson says:

    Jeffy you were like family when we were growing up I will never forget the good old days rest in peace my old friend.

  24. Andrew Thompson says:

    Jeff was a good person with an old soul who enjoyed helping people when he could, which was always. God bless you and rest in peace brother

  25. Allison Fransen says:

    Rip Jeff and my condolences to your family was great to know you and work along side you for many years and many projects you will be truly missed thanks for being a great friend Jeff I will always remember the good and bad times you have been there for and helped me through love ya man God bless

  26. Sean Graber says:

    Missing you Jeffy!

  27. Mary Jodsaas says:

    My heart goes out to you during this most sorrowful time. I never knew Jeff well, but I do know that he was a loving and dedicated Dad to Braeden. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you comfort and peace.

  28. Alicia says:

    Jeff, I’ll always remember the great times we had. You had the kindest heart. So tough on the outside but I knew you better than that. My heart aches that you are gone. Wish we had kept in better touch after I moved to CA. I loved you with all my heart.

  29. Danelle Olson says:

    Im sending my deepest sympathy to his loved ones, he left behind, may his journey above be blessed , God bless the Morris Family.

  30. Joe Maniglia says:

    Jeff it’s been many years since we saw each other last and life was so different then. I’m at loss it’s so hard to believe. Had so many many memories with you some good some bad none the less you were such a great person, friend and father and always willing to help out. Thank you Jeff for so many memories you will never be forgotten my friend. You we tried to beat each other at Atari Asteroids so many time. I still have that game today still works great and when it’s played you will still be there playing. Thank You for being part of something great. God bless your kids and your family. Joe

  31. Jessica Nelson says:

    I’ll miss you forever baby. 143 for eternity for real. I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for you when you needed me the most. Words can not express the emptiness I feel inside without you. Life will never be the same again. All the countless hours we spent together I will never forget. Lord knows you loved me and I loved you. I forever will. You taught me so much over the years I will cherish each and every memory. The good times and bad. Wish I would have listened more, your advice was always honest and pure. You were the hardest working man I’ve ever known and put so much of your own happiness on hold to help with your fathers business. Breaking your back on a regular to get the job done. Though your efforts often went unappreciated you never threw in the towel. Always helping the ones that couldn’t help themselves. You held out your hand and picked me up off the ground more times than I can count. Always right there when I needed you. My Huckleberry. I only wish I could have repaid you somehow. You deserved so much more than this life could give. God help me I miss you more every single minute. Since we met this is the longest it’s ever been since we have not spoken. I’d give anything to hear your voice again. The only thing that comforts me is to know that you’re no longer suffering and your soul can finally rest. R.I.P. my love say hi to Greg and Gunnar for me.

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