Jeff Burlingame

Nov 04, 1965 - Jan 03, 2021


Jeff Burlingame, 55, of Spring Valley died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus in Rochester. Jeff was born November 4, 1965 in Wabasha to Larry and Darlene (Ploman) Burlingame. Jeff was raised near Nelson, WI and graduated from Alma High School in 1984. He went on t...


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Friday, January 8, 2021
11:00 am

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - St. Charles

519 St. Martin Avenue
St. Charles, Minnesota 55972

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Jeff Burlingame

November 04, 1965 - January 03, 2021

Sue Thatcher Schroetke January 26, 2021

I remember him in school, I graduated a year ahead of him, he was a very, smart, sweet guy. I had some nice conversations with him.He was always smiling and happy. Rest in peace my friend..

Julie Goeldner January 16, 2021

CandleSuch a sweetheart! So saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Throughout high school and college Jeff was a good friend. He was a kind and sweet soul. He will be sadly missed. My condolences to the Burlingame family.

Glen and Ruth Ploman January 8, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our nephew Jeff.
The service was beautiful and very meaningful.
Our sincere regrets that we were unable to be there in person
to comfort you.
Leigh and family, and Mike you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Uncle Glen and Ruth

Tess Burlingame January 8, 2021

CandleLeigh and Deb and boys, Mike, The service was beautiful. I'm so sorry we couldn't attend. This loss is heartbreaking and made harder because we can't be there to hug you. We will keep you in our prayers with the hope that it will hold you up in the hard days ahead. Blessings and love to all of you.
Tess Burlingame

Paul Olson January 7, 2021

So very sad to hear of this news. I was fortunate to be able to work with Jeff at Benchmark and him be a member of my team.

Kirk Handahl January 7, 2021

Very sad to hear this, Jeff was an Engineer of the highest level, more than that he was a very good man. A man of reason and just a good guy . He was a true gentleman and friend that I will miss always .

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James Sievers January 6, 2021

I've known Jeff and his brother Leigh for years, years back at Riverside, and more recently at Benchmark. Jeff was very dedicated in all he did, and did it very well. I recall his enjoyment with adding on to the ever-growing automation projects in his home. So sad to here this. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Michelle Zeichert Nelson January 6, 2021

I have so many childhood memories of this sweet person, running free, mixing up mud pies and driving our parents crazy! One of my favorite times was losing the hamster in the house and spending hours searching for it. Jeff was always the best friend ever. When nobody asked me to prom, Jeff did. When I needed a ride to Winona State, Jeff was there. He was shy, kind and I loved his laugh. Be at peace my friend. I will remember you fondly. I know I made fun of that giant monster truck, but the sparkle it put in your eyes was awesome.

Michelle Zeichert Nelson

Henry and Beth (Burlingame) Crowder January 6, 2021

Michael and Leigh, Debra and Family. We were so sorry to hear of Jeff's unexpected passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you during this time of loss. Love, Henry and Beth (Burlingame) Crowder (Your Uncle Archie's Daughter and Son-in-Law)

Tammy Fabian January 6, 2021

Sorry to hear about Jeff. Many fun memories of him. Sending prayers and hugs to the family.

Chad Burlingame January 6, 2021

My condolences, Leigh and Michael.

Byron Collins January 6, 2021

I enjoyed working with Jeff at Pemstar. He was always willing to listen and to offer his words of advice and wisdom

Kate (Passehl)Burt January 6, 2021

Leigh- so sorry to you and your family for your loss of your brother. May you find comfort knowing what an impact Jeff made on so many people and the many memories you have. ~Kate and Darwin Burt~

Bob Hughes January 5, 2021

We all lost a little more than we could afford with the passing of Jeff.. I consider it a real an honor to have known him and to have been able to work with him . A truely one of a kind who will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family.

Renee Vehrenkamp January 5, 2021

I worked with Jeff for many years between Pemstar and Benchmark. We had many conversations about his vacations and retiring. He was a great friend and engineer. He was always willing to help anyway he could. We truly lost a great one. God’s Blessings to Jeff’s family during this difficult time.

James Heath January 5, 2021

Jeff coached me at Pemstar, years ago. A fantastic engineer, he was so aware of his impact on our team.
RIP, Jeff.

Glady Nord January 5, 2021

Such shocking news! I worked with Jeff many years Penstar/Benchmark he was alway willing to help when needed and never complained. He will be missed by many. Sending prayers through this difficult time. RIP

Mike Sipe January 5, 2021

Jeff will be TRULY missed ! RIP.

Melinda Palm January 5, 2021

I am so sorry, and shocked to hear of his passing. I know how much he was ready to retire and travel. He was so smart and good at what he did and made a big impact as an engineer here at Benchmark. He will be greatly missed. Sending many thoughts and prayers to Jeff's family.

Cheryl Cornelius January 5, 2021

Such a shock to hear of Jeff's passing. I worked with Jeff at Benchmark. He was an all around Great Guy and will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Diane Stimson January 5, 2021

I worked with Jeff for many years, what a perfectionist and was always there when I needed his help. I considered Jeff a good friend and he will be missed.

Cristina Hennesey January 5, 2021

I worked with Jeff at Benchmark Electronics he was the Product Engineer for my programs. He would always do anything for me right away. He was looking forward to retire. He had the must amazing personality. I trust in God he’s now enjoying of his well deserved freedom. You and your family are in my prayers and you will be truly mi missed.


I worked with Jeff at Benchmark for many year. He could always answer any questions you had for him. HE IS Truly one of the good one he will be missed dearly. RIP Jeff

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