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Arden "Jack" Jorgensen

March 08, 2017

Funeral Service

March 12, 2017
- 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home


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Arden "Jack" Jorgensen

March 08, 2017


Arden “Jack” Wendell Jorgensen, 90, Fargo, ND passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He was born on July 13, 1926 in Galesburg, ND to Charlie and Elvina (Erickson) Jorgensen. Jack grew up on a farm near Galesburg and graduated from Hunter High School in 1945.

Jack was employed at Gaffaney’s Office Supplies for many years and later worked for Pierce Printing before managing AB Dick until his retirement.

On February 20, 1948 Jack was united in marriage to Ada Newton in Moorhead, MN. The couple lived in Grand Forks for several years before settling in Fargo where they raised their children.

Jack was an avid golfer, who also enjoyed bowling and roller skating. Building models was another one of his favorite hobbies. Jack liked to do puzzles and play cards, especially cribbage, with his family. He cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren at the many get-togethers he and Ada had at their home.

Jack will be remembered fondly for his jokes and storytelling. He took great joy in making people laugh. Jack would always tell people when they were leaving, “Smile a lot!”

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ada; children, Julie (Terry) Carden, Alan (Cleo) Jorgensen, Richard (Kathleen) Jorgensen, Jane (Steve) Peterson; grandchildren, Cheryl (Brian) Bostad; Lee (Sarah) Jorgensen, Dennis (Shawna) Jorgensen, Carol (Jon) Wood; Jenny Gress, Erin Gress, Justin (Amy) Gress; Zach Peterson, George (Kelsey) Peterson, Ellen Peterson; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Sylvia Larson, Viola Oye, Millard Jorgensen, Vernon Jorgensen, Lorraine Johnson, and Eldon Jorgensen; and grandson, Ryan Carden.


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18 responses to “Arden Jorgensen”

  1. Arlene Pfaff says:

    My deepest sympathy for the entire Jorgensen Family at this sad time along prayers for all of you.

  2. C Dawes says:

    We are so sorry to read of the sad, untimely death of Jack and send our heartfelt sympathy to the family. May memories of happy times through the years and the future resurrection hope we share of seeing our loved ones again as Jesus promised at JOHN 11 verse 25 give you comfort during this time of grief. With prayers
    The Dawes Family

  3. paulette albright says:

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Jack Prayers and love to all the family Sorry we wont be able to make it to the service but you all will be in ou thoughts Love the Kansas relatives

  4. Millard (Buddy) Jorgenson, Jr. says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of my uncle Arden. Uncle Arden was the last of my uncles/aunts…his brother Millard was my father. Only met him a few times when I was young and visiting in Fargo but can still remember his friendly smile.

  5. Edward Barrett says:

    Dear Ada,
    With deepest Sympathy.
    Caring thoughts are with you at this sad loss.
    Please accept my deepest condolences.
    From Ed ( Wendy’s Dad )

  6. Penny Johnson says:

    So sorry to hear of Jacks passing, I worked at skateland for many years and always look forward to when Jack and Ada would come. Always remember to point them toes Jack during that two step around the rink.

  7. Ilene Holden-Clemenson says:

    My mother (Inez Rud) was a cousin to Arden. Meet him only a few times. Nice man
    always had a smile. My mother and him will have a reunion up there.

  8. Sandy Quenette says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you!

  9. Robynn Dorffi says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We love you very, very much. With much love, Robynn, Wes, Layton and Maddox Dorffi

  10. Wanda and Allen Zacher says:

    Ada, Jane and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Jack is no longer suffering and that is all we can ask for. May God comfort you and your family at this time of need. Al and Wanda Zacher, Wayne, Jon and Matthew.

  11. Elaine Rae Jorgensen says:

    We extend our sympathy to Aunt Ada and the Jorgensen family. Uncle Arden was my father (Vernon Jorgensen’s) brother. His happy demeanor, caring for others, beautiful and joyful laugh, wit and charm and infectious smile were some of the things I loved about Uncle “Jack”. He was always a welcoming figure in our family and ready to give hugs and one liners that would pick up your spirits at any time. He was a precious soul and gift from God to our family. He was a true treasure and we will miss him dearly. I can just hear the jokes, the beautiful laughs and quips between the brothers and sisters in their heavenly home. I deeply regret not being able to attend the funeral service as I am currently in Arizona. Sending condolences, your niece Elaine Rae Jorgensen and Allen Steffes

  12. Robert Newton says:

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to Aunt Ada and her entire family. Jack was such a delight to be around the few times I got to visit with him. He will be missed greatly. May you find peace and comfort from each other in the coming weeks.

  13. David Newton says:

    Dearest Aunt Ada,
    I was saddened to hear about Jack. I only met him a few times, but couldn’t help but like his energy and enthusiasm. I especially liked the models that he built and maintained. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a fine attitude for living, and was a pleasure to be around. I would have liked to have known him longer.
    I know that you two had a long and wonderful life together. Your memories will occasionally be those of sorrow, but mostly they will make you smile.

  14. Ada Jorgensen says:

    Thank you all so much for the beautiful sentiments.
    Your thoughtfulness and kindness is deeply appreciated.
    Ada and Family

  15. Mary Brown and Ed Rutherford says:

    Dear Aunt Ada and all our Cousins, We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Jack. Our love and thoughts to all of you. I’m so sorry we weren’t able to make it to the service but you were and will be in our hearts. Love to all of you.

  16. les wilke says:

    my god he was such a good person. he influenced me to be a better, to laugh. to embrace friendships and life. I am greatly saddened but happy to have had the privilege to have known him. go with god my old friend.

  17. Janet Pumphrey says:

    Hi Ada, I was so sorry to see Jacks obituary in the paper. You two had such a special, loving relationship. John and I share our deepest sympathies with you. The resurrection hope brings such comfort in the face of such a loss. May that hope sustain you. Love from us…Janet & John Pumphrey

  18. Leah Hendrickson says:

    Oh Ada, My heart aches today. I just heard just this last weekend that you lost Jack! He was loved by so many as are you! I have so many great memories that I think of often. you are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Lots of love Leah (from Skateland)

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