Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Jeff was born May 20, 1964, in Carrington, ND to Norman and Carol Brown and grew up on the family farm, the youngest of 4 children with 3 older sisters. He graduated from Sykeston High School in 1982. Jeff attended McConnell Travel School in Minneapolis, MN and National College of Business in Rapid City, SD. He was employed by Air Midwest in Liberal Kansas. After this he returned to Fargo and worked for Fireside Office Products until his illness in 1992.
After his illness, Jeff resided in Bismarck living independently and working as a custodian at St. Mary’s Church until his health declined at which time he resided at Primrose assisted living.
Family and friends will miss Jeff terribly. Jeff had a profound gift for seeing the humor in life even in trying times. We knew Jeff for his fun-loving nature, kindness, and generosity with a big smile, huge heart, and a willingness to help anyone and everyone. Jeff could brighten anyone’s day with his presence. Jeff was known for his infectious personality and was able to make friends wherever he went.
Jeff enjoyed spending time with family and friends and teasing his nieces and nephews, most times being the instigator. Jeff was a prankster and loved to play practical jokes. Jeff enjoyed doing word search puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, playing bingo, lottery tickets and eTab machines as well as playing SkipBo with family and friends. Jeff loved to ride his trikes, making friends along the way. Jeff had a passion for his flower gardens during the summer months. Jeff was a die-hard Vikings fan and enjoyed watching football.
Through his challenges and battles of life experiences and health issues, Jeff truly lived his life to the fullest with the desire to never give up. Jeff was admired for his positive attitude and never complained. Great memories of Jeff will always leave laughter in our hearts and smiles on our face.
Jeff is survived by 3 sisters, Julie (Jim) Ehni, New Rockford, ND; Jane (Joe) Tesch, Bismarck, ND, and Jodi (Kevin) Larson of Fargo, ND; 2 nieces, Janna Buchholtz and Kadee Larson, and 2 nephews, Jason Ehni and Matt (Katie) Larson and 3 great nieces, Bria and Kyah Buchholtz and Madison Larson; and very special friend Stef.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Carol Brown, and stepdad, John Manley.
Jeff’s Visitation will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 10:00AM-11:00AM followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00AM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
His Burial will be at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston, ND.
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