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Obituary for "Evelyn" Jorgenson
Evelyn Jorgenson died Friday, October 22, 2010, two days short of 90 years old, after a brief illness with cancer. She also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Evelyn was born in Walla Walla, Washington, on October 24, 1920, to Victor and Clara Johnson. She was the fourth child with two brothers and one sister. Since her father passed away shortly after her birth, the family moved back to Grantsburg, Wisconsin to be near relatives in the area. Evelyn’s mother remarried Carl Hanson in 1925 and four more siblings were added to the family in Grantsburg.
Evelyn finished high school in Grantsburg in 1938 and attended nursing school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She returned to northern Wisconsin and worked in the hospital in Rice Lake as an RN for several years and later in Grantsburg and Siren in the operating room as an RN. She worked as director of nursing at the Pioneer Home in Luck for several years until her retirement.
Evelyn married Iver G. Jorgenson on July 15, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Falun, Wisconsin. The couple lived near Luck, Wisconsin. They had no children, but had several nieces and nephews who were like their own children. The couple resided on the Jorgenson homestead, later known as Iver’s Mountain, until after Iver’s death in 1995.
Evelyn lived in an apartment in Frederic for a few years. Her final years were spent at Comforts of Home in St. Croix Falls. She was always a pleasant person and known as a caretaker for other ill family members and friends. She was devoted to family and had a deep faith in God. She enjoyed gardening, picnics and family functions.
She is survived by one sister, Carol Peterson and two brothers, Earl (Norma) Hanson and Noble (Muriel) Hanson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Evelyn were held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck with Rev. Craig Jorgenson officiating. Music was provided by Rev. Jorgenson, Marilyn Huskamp, Jim Hanson and Sharon Ilgen. Burial took place at Haustrup Cemetery. Pallbearers assisting were Dale Peterson, Scott Peterson, Jim Hanson, Steve Jorgenson, Billy Jones and Kelvin Jones.
As information is updated it will appear on the following website: www.rowefh.com or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck was entrusted with funeral arrangements.