Lloyd Robert Jorgensen (1931 - 2014)

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Funeral services for Lloyd R. Jorgensen, 83, will be conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers will be Chad Bush, Jerrod Sieverding, Ryan Anderson, Phil Manly, Aaron Jorgensen, Terry Baier, Tim Wahlert, and Kevin Christensen. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon is in charge of the arrangements.
Lloyd Robert Jorgensen, the son of Hans Peter and Carrie Marie (Christensen) Jorgensen, was born March 15, 1931, at his parents' home south of Sharon, and died Oct. 27, 2014, at the Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids, at the age of 83 years, 7 months, and 12 days.
Lloyd was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. He attended several rural schools and the Audubon High School. Lloyd then helped operate the family farm.
On Aug. 27, 1949, he was united in marriage to Shirley Parrott in Hiawatha, Kan. Three children Frank, Debbie, and David were born to this union. They lived on and operated farms west of Audubon. Lloyd helped his father raise livestock and grew row crops. In the early 1960's Lloyd and Shirley purchased land west of Audubon where not only did they raise crops but also had a small herd of milk cows. Later they purchased additional land to add to the existing farm. During the summers and winters, Lloyd would drive semi-trucks loaded with frozen meat to the west coast and then return with a truck load of produce. For the past twenty years he drove for Gene Fenton driving his last load when he was 78 years old. Lloyd loved farming and working with the soil. In fact he even planted all his crops this spring. He enjoyed his home moving to the Thomas Rest Haven on Sept. 25, 2014.
Lloyd was a life-long member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. He participated and enjoyed auto racing. Lloyd raced in the 1950's and 1960's driving along side of many of the racing legends of that time. He attended many auto shows and truck shows and looked forward to his yearly visit to the Iowa State Fair. But what was most important to him was his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sisters H.P. Jorgensen, Jr., Patricia Schurer, and Sharlene and husband Mike Jensen; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Denny Parrott, Maxine Bruner, Twilla Worthington, Burdette "Shorty" Parrott, Lynn Parrott, Mildred Casey, Norene Jones, Zoe Beltz, Ruby Millhollin and Lyle "Louie" Murray.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Jorgensen of Audubon; his children Frank D. and wife Vickie Jorgensen of Carroll, Debbie Jo and husband Jeff Hamling of Council Bluffs, and David Lloyd and wife Kathleen Jorgensen of Des Moines; his grandchildren Angela and husband Chad Bush of West Des Moines, Kristine and husband Jerrod Sieverding of Johnston, Kati Marie and husband Ryan Anderson of Des Moines, Dr. Sarah Jo Hamling of Council Bluffs, Beth Lynn Hamling of St. Louis, Mo., Allyson Claire Jorgensen, Amanda Grace Jorgensen, and Caleb Lloyd Jorgensen all of Des Moines; his great-grandchildren Kyan, Teegan and Brynn Sieverding all of Johnston, and Gavin Anderson of Des Moines; his brothers and sisters Geneva Krauel of Mesa, Ariz., Franklin and wife Carol Jorgensen of Audubon, Yvonne Staples of Papillion, Neb., Virginia and husband Norbert Stoberl of Manning, Eric John Jorgensen and Beatrice Wealch both of Audubon, Darvin and wife Nadene Jorgensen of Exira, and Marlene and husband Kent Walters of Audubon; his brother-in-law Michael Schurer of Lawrence, Kan.; his sister-in-law Jane Jorgensen of Audubon; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
712-563-2324
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2014