|Remembering Jeffrey Anderson|
Jeffrey Anderson, retired maintenance worker, facilities, died June 20 at his home in Grand Forks. He was 63.
Anderson was born July 30, 1942 in Grand Forks to Earl B. and Margaret (Nylof) Anderson. He attended school in Grand Forks, and was currently attending speech classes at UND. Known by most as Jeff-Jeff, he began working at the old UND hockey arena, known as "The Barn," as a maintenance worker in 1967 and continued until his retirement 30 years later.
He was often referred to as UND's No. 1 hockey fan. Over the years, his dedication to the program, contagious smile and truly genuine hugs made him a favorite throughout the community and with hockey fans and players alike. Whether he was working at Ralph Engelstad Arena or sitting in the stands cheering, he touched the lives of nearly everyone he met. His loyalty to both the University and its hockey program was evident. In the 1980s he established The Jeff Anderson Hockey Endowment Scholarship, given annually to the Most Valuable Player; and in 1989, he was named an Honorary Letter winner for his contributions to UND athletics.
Anderson is survived by his sister Juleen (Tom) Clore of Richardson, Texas; step-sister Brenda (Robert) Simonson of East Grand Forks, Minn.; step-brothers David (Denise) Britton of Grand Forks, Jay (Arlette) Britton of Grand Forks, Bob (Biruta) Britton of Plymouth, Minn.; and an aunt, uncle, and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Ferne Anderson, and several aunts and uncles. The UND hockey family is serving as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 23, at the Federated Church, 2122 17th Ave. S., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.