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Nels George Jorgenson

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Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 4:00-6:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota


Calvary Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota


Nels George Jorgenson, age 87 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin. Nels was born January 13, 1931 in Austin to Nels and Alice (Carew) Jorgenson. He grew up in Austin and attended St. Augustine Parochial School. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War from February 7, 1952 till his honorable discharge November 1, 1953. On July 2, 1955, Nels married Bonnie Moe at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Together, they had 7 children. They made their home in Austin, where he worked for Hormel Foods for 36 years retiring in 1986. Nels was a lifelong member of St. Edward’s in Austin. He enjoyed woodworking.

Nels is survived by his wife Bonnie Jorgenson of Austin, MN; 7 children, Denny (Jane) Jorgenson of Austin, MN, Paul (Jeannie) Jorgenson of Buckley, WA, Todd (Laurie) Jorgenson of Austin, MN, Mark (Tina Janning) Jorgenson, Austin, MN, Pat Jorgenson of Racine, WI, Terry Jorgenson of St. Paul, MN, Tammy (John) Troupe of Brownsdale, MN; 11 grandchildren, Anthony, Maggie, Vanessa, Natalie, Amber, Kellie, Makaela, Katy, Brandon, Breanna, Collin; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Jim; sisters Marie and Susie. He was preceded in death by his parents Nels and Alice Jorgenson; brother Richard; sisters Shirley and Betty.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Fr. James Steffes officiating. The Jorgenson family will greet friends on Friday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin. In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred in memory of Nels.

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