Victor Wallace Jorgensen Jr., 79, passed away peacefully May 3, 2013, at home in North Logan, Utah, in the arms of his loving wife and surrounded by family.
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Victor was born May 24, 1933, in Boise, Idaho, to Victor Jorgensen and Juanita Blackmer. He graduated from high school in Boise and attended BYU where he was a member of the ROTC chorus. He served a 2 1/2 year mission for the LDS Church in Denmark, and then attended Utah State University, graduating in mechanical engineering.
He worked as an engineer in Illinois, California, Arizona, Delaware, New York, Idaho, Alabama and Sweden. For the last 35 years, he resided in Logan, and retired from Thiokol in 2009. He was honored by NASA with a Lifetime Achievement award for his design contributions to the USA space program.
Victor married his sweetheart, Susan Jorgensen, on Aug. 15, 1987.
He is survived by his wife Susan Eldredge; sister MarGreta Jorgensen; children Cheri (David) Meiners, Victor Jorgensen III, Robert Jorgensen, Erik Jorgensen, Christopher Connell, David Connell, Edward Connell, Eric (Kimi) Endter, Daniel Endter and James (Cindi) Endter. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Victor was preceded in death by his parents, brother David Jorgensen and sister and brother Marilyn and Victor, who both died in infancy.
Victor loved playing chess, reading and writing, camping and backpacking, and international travel.
Family will greet friends and family at a viewing from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 8, at the LDS chapel at 1650 E. 2600 North in North Logan, Utah. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at North Logan Memorial Park, 2250 E. 2500 North in North Logan.
Condolences may be sent to www.ruddfuneralhome.com.
Published in Logan Herald Journal on May 7, 2013