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Jeff O'Brien

July 20, 1959 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 61)


Jeffery O’Brien, age 61 of Belle Plaine, passed away on December 28, 2020 at United Hospital in St. Paul.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine.  Fr. Michael Kaluza will officiate.  Visitation will be from 3-7pm, Sunday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine.  There is limited capacity at the funeral home and Church.  Masks and distancing required.  Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine.   The Mass will be streamed at ourladyoftheprairie.com as well as koldenfuneralhome.com


Jeff was born in Minneapolis on July 20, 1959 to Kevin and Marilyn (Butler) O’Brien.  He grew up in Belle Plaine and graduated from Belle Plaine High School.  Jeff spent time learning the sheet metal trade at Dunwoody and from his Dad. He owned Duffy’s Pub and Pizza in Belle Plaine.  He later started his own construction business in Belle Plaine.  Jeff took pride in building custom homes and was proud to mentor Tony and all those who worked with him.  Jeff never missed an opportunity to play cards with his card club, friends and family.  He loved sports and he immersed himself in all aspects from watching, coaching or just talking about last night’s games.  Most of all, Jeff loved being surrounded by his people.  He enjoyed his adventures on the motorcycle with Barb.  Jeff would do anything for one of his friends.  He made sure his kids knew how very much they were loved and how proud he was of each of them.  More than anything he enjoyed being a Grandpa.  He never missed an opportunity to jump in the pool or steal a piece of candy.  Jeff’s heart of gold and great sense of humor will be missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Suzanne O’Brien.


He is survived by his fiancé, Barb Bigaouette of Belle Plaine,

Children, Miranda (Brad) Carlson of Carver, Tony (Rachel) O’Brien of Belle Plaine, 

Kyle O’Brien of Belle Plaine and Dylan O’Brien of Shakopee,

Grandchildren, Kellen & Camden Carlson, Logan & Everett O’Brien, Teresa, David, Lily and JP Fogarty

Siblings, Janis (Les) Buesgens of Belle Plaine,

Kevin O’Brien of Shakopee, Mark (Mary) O’Brien of Monticello, Michael (Jessica) O’Brien of Fort Meyers, FL, Nancy O’Brien of North Mankato, Robert O’Brien of Shakopee and Dennis (Denise) O’Brien of Shakopee.

Many Nieces & Nephews.

To send flowers to Jeff's family, please visit our floral store.


January 3, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kolden Funeral Home - Belle Plaine
219 N. Willow Street
Belle Plaine, MN 56011

Mass of Christian Burial
January 4, 2021

10:30 AM
Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine
200 E. Church St.
Belle Plaine, MN 56011

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