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John D. Jurgens

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John D. Jurgens

John D. Jurgens, Sioux Falls, SD, died peacefully at the age of 77, on Thursday, May 18 after a brief stay in the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne, MN.

John was born on July 14, 1939 to Henry and Margaret (Strampe) Jurgens in Paullina, Iowa. John was raised in the Lutheran faith in Paullina and graduated high school in 1957 before serving our country for 2 years in the Army. In 1960, he moved to Sioux City, IA and began his 35 year career as a Field Engineer for National Cash Register (NCR). This is also where he met the love of his life, Glenda Klemme, his wife of 47 years.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda; son, Kirk Jurgens and his wife Stephanie; children, Andrew (Drew), Jarron (Jay), and Cora - all of Brandon, SD; daughter, Wendi Kotlinsky and her husband Max; and sons, Alex John and Nikolas (Nik) of White Bear Lake, MN; brother, Michael Albers and his wife Sandy of Omaha; a sister, Diane Allen and her husband, Richard of Spencer, IA; and, of course, his beloved dog Einstein ("Steiner"); his "little sister" Jackie Murray, as well as a multitude of dear friends.

A celebration of John's life will be held on Thursday, May 25th at Miller Funeral Home - Southside Chapel at 7400 S. Minnesota Avenue. Service at 11:00 am followed by a light lunch. Private burial will follow at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Akron. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of the hospice cottage in Luverne for their outstanding compassion and care.
Published in The Argus Leader on May 21, 2017
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