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Jeffrey Quittschreiber

December 6, 1961 — December 24, 2023

Jeffrey “Jeff” A. Quittschreiber, 62, of Detroit Lakes, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, December 24, 2023.

A private family memorial service to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held at a later date.

Jeff was born on December 6, 1961 in Portland, OR, to Harold and Marjorie (Schultz) Quittschreiber. On December 31, 1961, he was baptized in his faith to Jesus Christ at Our Savior Lutheran Church. In 1966, the family moved to Detroit Lakes, and he attended the area schools until the 10th grade. He earned his GED later while living in Alaska. He had great support through his aunts and uncles that would take him hunting, fishing, snowmobiling while growing up. He did various jobs until he enlisted in the Army National Guard at the age of 17. He was active in the Guard from March of 1979 and was honorably discharged in 1981. He then found a ride out to Gillette, WY, where he began a lifelong career in the oil fields. This career took him to many different places, like Long Beach, CA, where he worked on offshore rigs in Alaska, and North Dakota. Some of the companies he worked for are Nabors Alaska Drilling, Packers Plus, Alaska Industrial, and Lyndon Oil. During his career he also lived in Oregon and Washington which he loved being out in nature. He worked in the oil field careers until 2 years ago when health problems caused him to retire.

During his time in Long Beach, Jeff married Vicki Swedberg on December 28, 1982 in Las Vegas. In 1986, the couple welcomed their first child, Jennifer. In 1988, they all relocated to Alaska where son, Hans, was born in 1991. The couple divorced on November 16, 2001.

Jeff was easy going and head strong. He loved the mountains of Alaska and taking his family out to go gold panning. He also loved dog sitting for his brother and sister-in-law, sometimes asking that they take a trip just so he could have time with the dogs. The love of Jeff’s life was his Harley Davidson motorcycle and the brother’s he made in the Free Soul’s Motorcycle Club he belonged to. With this club, he enjoyed doing toy runs, where members would dress as Santa Clause and deliver gifts to children on their bikes. He also loved to play pool with his buddies.

Surviving Jeff is his children, Jennifer (Brandon) Neigel of West Fargo, and Hans Quittschreiber of Fargo; his mother, Marge Kulzer of Detroit Lakes; his grandchildren, Ava Neigel and Landon Pederson; his siblings: LeAnne (JR) Mills of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Steve (Terri) Quittschreiber of Frazee; Brian Kulzer of Detroit Lakes; and Melissa Kulzer of Detroit Lakes; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Harold Quittschreiber, and his step-father, Jim Kulzer.


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