RACINE - Arthur P. Jorgenson, age 90, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his residence. Arthur was born in Racine, September 20, 1921, son of the late Arthur P. and Eva M. (Nee: Johnson) Jorgenson Sr. and was a lifelong Racine resident. Arthur was a graduate of Washington Park High School Class of 1938. During World War II Arthur proudly served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre as Lieutenant JG aboard the LST 584. On June 28, 1947 in Racine he was united in marriage to Jeannette Frank. In 1966 Arthur founded Plastic Parts Inc, and was currently still serving as President. Arthur was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church and the Gideons. He served as former director of the North Side Bank, former trustee of North Central College, Naperville, IL., and on the school board at Wind Point School. He cherished time spent with his family, especially their trips to Clearwater, FL. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-four years, Jeannette; his children, Jacqueline L. (Mark) Kartman, Sharon L. Jorgenson, Jeffrey P. (Katherine) Jorgenson, Jill R. (Chris) Osiecki; his twelve grandchildren, Paul Kartman, Ben Kartman, Brenna Osiecki, Brandon Osiecki, , Madeline Johnston, Gavin Johnston, Mara Johnston, David Johnston, Jenna Johnston, Joshua Jorgenson, Lillian Jorgenson, Caleb Jorgenson; his great-grandson, Colby Kartman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elmo (Marion) Halverson, James Engholt, Glen (Judy) Frank, Lorraine (Ron) Scoville, Virginia (Richard) Lambrecht; many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, JoAnn Engholt. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 212 11th Street, with Rev. John Fleming officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. (Prayer service at 4:00 P.M.) and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Interment with full military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials to Gideons International have been suggested. A very special thank you to Arthurs numerous caregivers and toHospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to www.meredithfuneralhome.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times from May 4 to May 5, 2012