Published 12:26 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Jeff “Fuzzy” White, 60, of Albert Lea passed away suddenly on April 18, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at St. Theodores Catholic Church on Saturday, July 18th at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. **Masks are recommended for the visitation** Born to Gabriel and Mary (Moen) White on September 23, 1959, Jeff is remembered as a tremendous athlete, an avid hunter and fisherman, phenomenal cook, and proud father.
Graduating from Albert Lea Senior High in 1978, Jeff had a passion for playing football. Starting as a running back for the Tigers, Jeff dashed his way into a scholarship at Rochester Community College and Western Illinois University. After his football years were over, he joined the Minneapolis Rugby Club, where he proceeded to meet some of his lifelong and closest friends.
Jeff had a strong affection for the yearly pheasant hunting trips to southwestern Iowa and yearly fishing trips to Buffalo Bay, Manitoba, Canada. From hunting and fishing with good friends and family, to helping his nephews shoot their first bird, he took pride in helping every member of the hunt or fishing trip create a lasting memory.
You could always find Jeff in the room filled with laughter, as there was never a joke left untold. He loved creating an atmosphere of entertainment and joy. He will always be known for lighting up a room with the “Whitey” smile and twinkle in his eye.
Jeff is survived by his children, Avery and Jaxon White; sisters Lisa (Steve) Dulas, Tracie (Ed) Bellrichard, Mona (Pete) Nelson; nephews JT, Trent, and Tanner Bellrichard and Nick Dulas.
Jeff was proceeded in death by his parents, Gabby and Mary, grandparents, Arnie and Hellen Moen and Frank and Guadalupe White.
The family would like to thank a special friend, Pam Hermanson, who was always there for Jeff when he needed it.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Theodores Catholic School, Attn: Sue Amundson.