A Celebration of Life was held for Jeffrey “F.B.” Gillund on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls, Minnesota.
Jeff “F.B.” Gillund, 62, of Maynard, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.
Jeffrey Alan Gillund was born on Aug. 28, 1959, in Marshall, Minnesota, the son of Edgar and Frances (Kor) Gillund. He grew up in Minneota and attended school there, graduating in 1977. After high school, Jeff worked in roofing construction and road construction before starting at PPG Glass in Marshall. He later started employment at Fagen, Inc. working in the payroll department for over 20 years.
Jeff met Meri Jo in 1994 and they began their life together with his stepson Jeremy. The family moved together to their beloved farm near Maynard. On their 20th anniversary they were married in Webster, South Dakota.
Jeff loved to tell jokes and share a laugh with others. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, watching movies and working jigsaw puzzles in the winters. Jeff found it relaxing to garden, whether it was flowers, vegetables or even tending the trees, nature brought him peace. He also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. Jeff liked to collect things and occasionally would attempt to sneak another item into the collection undetected.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Meri Jo Gillund of Maynard; son, Jeremy (Cortney Jenkins) Knutson of Aberdeen, SD; grandson, Lane Knutson; brother, Daryl (Julie) Gillund of Alexandria; sister, Valerie (Ronald) Vlaminck of Taunton; six nieces and nephews; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; uncles and aunt, Don Kor and Howard (Donna) Kor; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Frances Gillund; brother, Richard Gillund; and sister, Melinda McDowell.