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Jeffrey Steichen Sr.

October 24, 1960 - May 25, 2013


8-10:00 A.M. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10;00 A.M. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

A luncheon will be served following the service in Boulger Funeral Home's Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


Horace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Horace.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Jeffrey Steichen Sr.

October 24, 1960 - May 25, 2013


Jeffrey Randy Steichen Sr., 52, Fargo passed away May 25, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Jeff was born October 24, 1960 at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, to Carrol and Bernece (Joyce) Steichen. He attended and graduated from Fargo South High School one year early in 1977. He married Shannon Hochhalter on June 24, 1983 at Horace Lutheran Church. They made a home for their family in Horace for many years.

He worked at Industrial Builders for most of his life as a milling foreman until his health forced him into early retirement.

Jeff had a passion for many sports, including NASCAR, the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends, neighbors and his two cats, Zorro and Houdini.

He is survived by his children; Samantha (Mark) Kambeitz, West Fargo, ND, Jeffrey (Lacey) Steichen Jr., West Fargo, ND, Jerad (Casey) Steichen, Horace, ND and Sasha Steichen, West Fargo, ND, grandchildren; Trae, Kennedy, Kyan, Cameron, Noah, Sutton, Jhett and Preslee, siblings; James (Nancy) Steichen, Lake Park, MN, Gloria (Joe) Patocka, East Grand Forks, MN, Bonita Magee, Janesville, WI, Carol Skarie, Fargo ND, Jerry (Kathy) Steichen, Waskom, TX, Connie (Bob) Perez, Denver, CO and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Sabrina Elizabeth and parents, Carrol and Bernece.


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  1. Shannon Kist says:

    Horace North Dakota
    Jeff, I want to Thank You for being a big part of my life for so many years. You gave me the greatest gift a person could give, our 5 children. I will always be greatful to you for that. I wish they could have had more years with you, but I know that you are with our daughter Sabrina now and looking out for her. Please watch over our children and keep them safe. I miss you and you will always have a big place in my heart.

  2. Samantha Kambeitz says:

    West Fargo Dad…. How am I gonna get through tomorrow? Nothing can prepare me to say “goodbye” to you. Every time my phone rings I think it’s gonna be your voice on the other end… You were the first man I ever loved… And the last man I ever wanted to lose. Everywhere I look I’m reminded of you. Our lives won’t be the same without you. My heart will be forever empty. When you see Sabrina, I hope you pull her toes like you did to us when we were kids :). I’ll miss you always and love you forever.

  3. JadaLynn Julson says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Jeff,
    Knowing your not here in this world anymore hurts me. You were my best friend. Anytime I needed someone to talk to or just be with.. You were the one to go to. Any hour of any day. You were always there to talk. Im deeply truly going to miss you and the late nights with all the neighbors in your driveway listening to country and just hanging out. Im also going to miss the Fourth of July parties we would have in the middle of the street watching the fireworks at the Fairgrounds. Im going to miss you joking about having school the next day when it was summer. Im going to miss coming home from school and you asking how my day was and what I learned. Or all the times I came over to your house with food all over my face. You would always asked what was for dinner. Or you trying to sneak my Pizza Rolls from me. But most of all Im going to miss the complitness you gave us all in the trailerhood. The smiles you gave us. The hugs you gave us. And the happiness you gave us. I love you Jeff and I wish you happiness and welliness in heaven. And I hope one day I’ll be able to see you again.

  4. Sissy Julson says:

    Fargo ND
    Jeff you will be greatly missed in the trailer-hood. The day I meet you eight years ago you were not only my neighbor, but my friend. I will miss coming outside and hearing “hey girlfriend” or just knowing you were there if I needed anything. I will miss just sitting with you and visiting. I will miss your smile every time I saw you. I will always have a piece of you with me by caring and loving Zorro until he is with you again. I love you and miss you “boyfriend”

  5. SHELLY JOYCE says:

    Fargo ND
    We are so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing..May you all find comfort and healing, and remember all the good times you spent with him…Take Care, and Dewey and I have you in our prayers.

  6. Jeffrey Steichen Jr. says:

    Dad, I don’t know what to say and words cannot describe the emptiness and loss your children, including me, are feeling. All though a part of me is happy that you can finally rest in peace and no longer hurt n suffer as you have these last few months, it still does not take away from the pain I feel when I think about how much life lays ahead of your children and grandchildren that you wont physically be a part of. Ive spent my life hearing “you look just like your father”, “your definately your father’s son”, etc. But I never understood the great compliment til now. I am proud to not only carry on your name and legacy, but to share so many similarities with my one and only father. I hope you appreciate the service we have picked for you, and please rest peacefully knowing that in your passing you have not only brought your family closer, but have shown us how precious life can be. We love you forever dad!!!!

  7. Bonnita Magee says:

    Janesville WI.To loose you, my baby brother – before I even get to know you is so sad.. Wish I could be there now.

    To your family: My prayers are with all of you for the loss of a wonderful man in your lives. Never forget the good times you had with him.

    All my Love
    Bonnita (sister)

  8. Gloria Patocka says:

    East Grand Forks MnSo glad we met. I will remember you as welcoming me with open arms.enjoyed catching up on all the years we missed. Always wanted brothers and You were so kind. Love you.

  9. Katie and Blake Fossen says:

    Fargo ND
    Jeff was truely a wonderful n kind hearted man. If u needed a smile, he had a joke. If it was cold outside n u didn’t have a car, he would come n get u for work…cuz he “was going that way anyway”. No matter how he felt, he made sure to smile just to see u smile. My son will always remember him for his kind smile n caring actions. Jeff, u will b missed n remembered…I only wish I was able to know u longer before the angels took u from us. Happy dancing

  10. paul scott says:

    fargo ndMy condolences to Jeff’s family. My memories of Jeff were growing up at the playgrounds of Jefferson elementary and playing the different sports. Jeff was a couple years older than me but always was ready for some baseball, football or whatever.I had many great battles on the ping pong table with him and boy could he shoot pool.He was a great guy and always loved to run into him and talk about the old days.RIP my friend

  11. Lori Miller says:

    Jeffrey~ I will miss you terribly. I will mostly remember your smile & “Love ya Babe”. Thank you for honoring me with your beautiful friendship! You will always hold a special part in my heart.

  12. Aliyah Havelange says:

    Fargo ND
    Jeff I will miss you. I still remeber when you gave me and my sister the glass dolls, I still have mine and i will always have it I will never lose it or get rid of the doll. You will always be with me and in my heart.

  13. Diana Herrick says:

    Fargo ND
    Jeff will be missed. I will have to open the store by myself, Jeff was always there for me making sure i was safe.
    I will miss and love you always

  14. Amanda and Lance Hearns says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    I was very fortunate to know Jeff for the past 2 1/2 years. He came into Stop N Go for coffee and to read the newspaper everyday! He was such a kind hearted man who loved jokes and always had a good story to tell. It was fun getting to know him and I’m terribly sorry I was only able to be a part of his life for such a short time but he will never be forgotten. Saturday mornings will never be the same. Jeff will be forever missed in our house. My 11 year old and 10 year old daughters were especially heart broken over the news. He came for birthday parties and family gatherings and was a blast! We will remembered for his smile, his sense of humor, and his luck of winning any and everything he signed up for! He sure did love entering his name into all the drawings he ever came across. Heaven sure gained a truly wonderful angel Saturday morning. We love you very much Jeff and we will forever remember you…

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