April 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 30, 2017
- 2:00 PM
Lori Jorgensen, age 63, passed away on April 18, 2017 in Fargo, North Dakota. Under the loving care of Hospice, Lori was able to spend her final days in the comfort of her home surrounded by family and loved ones.
Lori was born on February 5, 1954 in Moorhead, MN, where she grew up and received her education. Lori graduated from Moorhead High School in 1972 and attended Moorhead State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Distributive Education and then her Masters degree in School Psychology. Following graduation, Lori worked as a school psychologist for the Fargo Public School system until her retirement in 2011. Upon retirement, she accepted a position with the Anne Carlson Center, where she continued her work helping children.
Lori married Brad Jorgensen on June 30, 1979 in Moorhead, Minnesota. They were happily married for 38 years. Lori and Brad were inseparable and truly enjoyed spending time together, whether it be relaxing with their early morning coffee or on travel adventures. They especially enjoyed spending their summers on Star Lake, MN boating and relaxing with family and, more recently, with their bulldog, Lucy.
Lori was a loving wife, an adoring mother, a faithful sister and a great friend to many. She will forever be remembered for her gentle smile, her infectious laugh and her devotion to family and friends. Lori loved life and battled to the bitter end to live it with passion and courage. Through her short time with us, she reminded us of the preciousness of life and the need to live it to the fullest and with gratitude.
Lori is survived by her husband, Brad; son and daughter-in-law Alex and Sarah Jorgensen, Minneapolis, MN; brother Keith (Jean) Johnson, Grand Forks, ND; sister Jean (Carlos) Carrasquillo, Eden Prairie, MN; niece, Mindy (Kevin) Walsh, Des Moines, IA; nephews, Travis (Michelle) Johnson, Minot, ND, and Erik Carrasquillo, Minneapolis, MN; and her always faithful dog, Lucy.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Leo and Vonnie Johnson of Moorhead, MN.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to either the Roger Maris Cancer Survivorship Program or Lucy’s favorite charity, 4 Love of Dog Rescue.
Visitation: Saturday, April 29th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th St S., Fargo.
Service: Sunday, April 30th, at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior at Olivet Lutheran Church 1330 South University Dr., Fargo.