Jeffrey Breckenridge
1959 - 2021
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Jeffrey Breckenridge

Des Moines - Jeff "Breck" Breckenridge, 61, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love and comfort of his family on April 5, 2021. He was born in Newton, Iowa, on December 20, 1959, to Thomas and Betty Breckenridge.

Jeff graduated from Newton High School in 1978. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1982 until his honorable discharge in 1988. Jeff retired from Maytag after 30 years of service and the Polk County Sheriff's Office after 12 years.

Jeff was a hardworking man who had an adventurous spirit. He loved gambling, traveling, hunting, and driving his Corvette. Jeff was also an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, enjoying countless rides over the years. Jeff also loved to entertain family and friends at his home bar. Above all else, Jeff cherished time spent with his family and friends.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Pam Anderson; his children, Dustin Breckenridge, Brandy (Stanley Nevins) Hawn, Miranda (Mike) Tuttle, and Marisa (Mark) Malaney; grandchildren, Jordon (McKayla), Madisan (Adrian), Caleb (Katelynn), Morgan (Kyle), Brandon, Carter, Michael, Braylee, Tucker, Jackson, and Kaden; great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Lucca "Tristan" due in May. He is also survived by his sisters, Pam Breckenridge and Kris (Kenny) Nelson; 1 niece and 2 nephews, as well as many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Betty.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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April 7, 2021
To Jeff’s family you are all in our thoughts and prayers Jeff will be missed. He was one of the good guys. So glad that he and Pam had the time together on this earth. Just know Pam, he will be waiting for you. You are so lucky to have all the memories you made together.
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