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September 9, 1958 – Sunday, January 8, 2012

Service Information
The United Methodist Church in Buffalo
Saturday, January 14, 2012
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
1-2 P.M.

Jeffrey John Slimmer, age 53, of St. Michael passed away on Sunday, January 8th, 2012 at The Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park .

He was born on September 9, 1958 in Junction City , Kansas the son of John Slimmer & Peggy (Fossand) Vold.

He graduated from Osseo High School in 1976. Jeff later attended Anoka Technical College to be an electrician.

On June 28, 1980, Jeffrey Slimmer and Janice Watkins were joined in holy marriage in Blaine. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Jeff was employed as an Electrical Inspector for The City of Maple Grove for the past twenty-one years. Jeff also owned the Minnesota School of Electricity and served on the State Board of Electricity. Jeff had a passion for the electrical code and showed that with his dedication to the trade.

He enjoyed deer hunting, muskie fishing, spending time with his family, taking trips up North, snowmobiling and telling jokes. Jeff was loved by many, known for his humor and made friends wherever he went.

Survived by loving wife: Janice Slimmer; children: Jason (Jessica) Slimmer, Jamie Slimmer, Jesse Slimmer and Jon Slimmer; his mother: Peggy Vold; a brother: Scott (Dawn) Slimmer; his father-in-law: Edwin Watkins; stepmother: Barb Slimmer; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his father John Slimmer, mother-in-law: Doris Watkins and stepfather: Hank Vold.

A Memorial service for Jeffrey Slimmer will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 P.M. at The United Methodist Church , 609 8th Street N.W. ,in Buffalo . Pastor Jef Olson will officiate.

A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, January 14th from 1-2 P.M. at The United Methodist Church .

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael- Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeff Groves

    Sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. He was a great guy and taught our code update classes for many years. His wisdom and humor will be missed. Sincerely, the guys at the Hoffman Enclosures Electric Shop

  2. Nancy Alsop

    My condolences to the family. I will always remember Jeff and the joy he brought to his family and all the relatives.
    My best to everyone. God bless.

  3. Sheri Alger

    Jayson & family, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am sorry that I can’t be there on Saturday in your time of sorrow. May God be with you in your time of need.

  4. Sherry Craig (Sroka)

    Dear Jan and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know how much Jeff was loved by everyone. You were all lucky to have him in your lives. May you all find comfort in each other during this most difficult time. Love You.

  5. Carol Von Ende

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. His bright smile and humor will definitely be missed. Jeff was a great friend/mentor to my boys. He taught them many useful skills. Know that although Jeff is not physically here, he remains watching over you always and he remains alive in the hearts of those he touched. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Brad Halvorson

    I will greatly miss Jeff. He was a longtime friend and mentor. I will always remember his quick humor and his passion for electrical code. We were all blessed by his presence in our lives.

  7. Carrie Koeneke

    Jan and Family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Steve and I just found out. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family for your great loss. Jeff was a wonderful human being. I will miss his laugh and definately his great big smile. God bless you all.

  8. Jeffrey Sebeck

    I took several prep and code update classes with Jeff and enjoyed them very much. Jeff was always available to help me sort out electrical issues even if I was not working in his area. This showed me the quality of his character and commitment to the trade. My heart goes out to Jeff’s wife, children and family. He will be missed more than you know. Thank you for sharing him with us.


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