LeMoyne Kenneth Jorgenson, age 87 of Westbrook, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 8 at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Westbrook Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Interment is in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
LeMoyne Kenneth Jorgenson “Jorgie” was born May 23, 1929 to Thomas and Gladys (Hanson) Jorgenson in Westbrook Township, Minnesota. He attended Westbrook Public School and Double Lake Country School. He married his bride of 62 years, Frances Anna Vosberg, on June 12, 1950 to which seven children were born. Jorgie farmed with his father and later with his three sons for over 50 years. Jorgie’s passion and legacy were family and farming. Jorgie was happiest when surrounded by his family. Farming formed his character as an honest, loyal, and hard-working son, father, and friend. His family remembers him for his thoughtfulness as he carefully selected each greeting card that he faithfully sent to celebrate important milestones. He had great fondness for his coffee friends, music, and his pets. He supported and served his community through volunteering on the Good Samaritan Board, Westbrook Township Board, Westbrook Lions, Westbrook Health Center Vision for the Future, Heartland State Bank Board of Directors, and Westbrook Cemetery Board. On July 31, Jorgie suffered from a stroke and fought hard throughout the week in order to return to his home. On August 5, he went to his heavenly home and joined his wife, his son Jon Paul, grandson Lee Jon Schmidt, and his parents.
He is survived by his children: Bruce (Joan) Jorgenson of Westbrook, Kathy (Dale) Schmidt of Garvin, David (Laurel) Jorgenson of Westbrook, Susan (Steven) Schmitt of Long Lake, Joanne (Gordon) Cannon of Calgary, Alberta, and James (Nikki) Jorgenson of Westbrook. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Ryan (Beth Karpen) Jorgenson, Sara (Levi) Sanders, Christopher (Kelly McConnell) Schmidt, Nichole (Jason) Swan, Stacie (David) Rentschler, Eric (Manda) Jorgenson, Scott (Jessie) Jorgenson, Amy (Paul) Kubista, Renae (Robert) Von Kaenel, Kelly (Joe) Wynn, Victoria Cannon, Blake Cannon, Jack Jorgenson and Katherine Jorgenson; and 23 great grandchildren.