Lucille Jorgenson, 89

Lucille L. Jorgenson, age 89, of Darwin, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 29, 1927, in Winsted, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Fiecke) Sterner. Lucille was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

She graduated from the Holy Trinity High School in Winsted, and St. Catherine’s University in Minneapolis.

Lucille married Charles Jorgenson April 28, 1951, at Holy Trinity. They had five children: Edward, Jeffrey, Susan, Rosemary, and Mary Jean. Charles passed away in 1975.

Lucille worked as an OB nurse until her retirement in 1992, from the Meeker County Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.

In her retirement, Lucille enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, and travel, and was an avid reader. She was a loyal Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan.

Lucille learned to use the computer at age 80. She enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.

Lucille is survived by her children, Edward Jorgenson and his wife Lisa of Colleyville, TX, Jeffrey Jorgenson, Susan Puschmann and her husband Dennis, all of Darwin, Rosemary Marshall and her husband Wayne of Lilliwaup, WA, and Mary Jean Sullivan and her husband Michael of Aurora, IL; grandchildren Mary Katherine, Tony, Annie, Liisa, Matthew, Mark, Michelle, Marianne, Melinda, and Michael; and great-grandchildren Dennis, Lucy, Luke, Amanda, Kailey, Will, Talia, Calvin, Noelle, Bella, Owen, Sam, Rosemary, and Elliott.

She is further survived by brothers and sisters Florian, Mary, Agatha, Marion, Eugene, Cletus, Edward, Annette, and Rita; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends.

In addition to her husband, Charles, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Anna; brothers Andrew and Clement; sisters Margie and Regina; and great-grandchildren Caleb Marshall, Faith LeClaire, and Nicholas LeClaire.

An extraordinary and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Lucille will be missed.

Her funeral service took place Tuesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, with interment in St. Columban Cemetery, Greenleaf Township, Meeker County.Father Brian Mandel officiated at the service. The organist was Jeanene Doran; song leader Mary Knisley, “Ave Maria;” and soloist Annie LeClaire, “Morning Has Broken.”

Congregational hymns were “The Summons,” “God Be With You Till We Meet Again,” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Casket bearers were Edward Jorgenson, Jeffrey Jorgenson, Jason LeClaire, Annie LeClaire, Katherine Jorgenson, and Dennis LeClaire.

Arrangements were with the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.

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