Jeffrey “Jeff” Free, 63, of Breckenridge MN, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, under the care of Sanford Hospital in Fargo. His family has chosen to hold their own private memorial in his remembrance. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home.
Jeff was born to Boyd and Bess (Vines) Free on June 17, 1958, in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a hard worker and a devoted husband to his wife Mary (Simmons), and father to their three children. In 2006 the Walmart cooperation had an opening in Wahpeton and Jeff took the opportunity and made the move from Mississippi. Jeff was a master on the grill and loved to cook for his family. His specialty was smoked ribs. In spring and summer when he wasn’t working or cooking, you could find Jeff in the garden with his vegetables or in the flower beds.
Jeff will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary Free; his children, Josh Free, Ashley Free, and Tanya Leopard; and by his mother Bess Free.
He is preceded in death by his father Boyd Free; his grandson, Odin Free; and many aunts and uncles.