Mary Jorissen (December 16, 1914 - February 10, 2013)

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Mary Jorissen, age 98, of Port Angeles passed away at Port Angeles on February 10, 2013.

Mary was born in Fingal, North Dakota, on December 16, 1914, to John and Johanna Wurzer. Mary was the youngest child with three older brothers. She attended schools in Fingal.

Gerrit Jorissen and Mary were married in 1932 in Fingal, North Dakota. The Jorissens moved to Port Angeles in 1955. They had four children and were married for 53 years until Gerrit's passing in June 1985.

Mary was thankful to have many wonderful, caring friends and neighbors. She enjoyed travel, crafts and playing pinochle and bingo at the senior center.

Her family and attending church were very important to her. Mary was a homemaker most of her life and was employed for 10 years at Angeles Home Health Care.

Mary was a devoted member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary, visiting parish members with prayers and communion.

Her husband and three brothers preceded Mrs. Jorissen in death.

Survivors include her sons, Jim (Gail) of Santa Rosa, California, Paul (Diana) of Waterford, Michigan, and Robert (Gloria) of Port Angeles; and daughter MaryAnn (Don) of Casper, Wyoming. She has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, 105 West Fourth Street in Port Angeles, followed by an inurnment at Mount Angeles Memorial Park, 45 Monroe Road, Port Angeles, at 1 p.m.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 15, 2013
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