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Bradley Jorgensen

July 28, 1951 - September 20, 2020

A memorial will be planned for a later date through Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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Bradley Jorgensen

July 28, 1951 - September 20, 2020

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Bradley Don Jorgensen passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo after a brief illness.

Brad was born in Crookston, MN on July 28, 1951 and grew up on the family farm in Stephen, MN. He graduated from Stephen High School in 1969 and then from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN in 1973. He taught high school English in Minnesota for several years and spent the rest of his career working in sales for American Solutions for Business with a passion for helping his clients like a good friend.

Brad married Lori Johnson on June 30, 1979 in Moorhead, MN. They shared 38 years of laughter, love and life together in Fargo, traveling or at their place on Star Lake before Lori’s death from cancer in 2017. Their son Alex married Sarah Gregory in 2016. Brad got to meet his first grandchild, Lauren Jorgensen, in August and was a very proud grandpa.

Brad was preceded in death by his wife, his parents Phyllis and Donald Jorgensen, and his brother, Robert (Colette) Jorgensen.

Additional family members include Lori’s sister Jean (Carlos) Carrasquillo, Eden Prairie, MN; brother-in-law Keith (Jean) Johnson, Grand Forks, ND; sister-in-law Colette Jorgensen, Shakopee, MN; and, the following nieces and nephews: Erik Carrasquillo, Eden Prairie, MN; Travis (Michelle) Johnson, Minot, ND; Mindy (Kevin) Walsh, Fargo, ND; Matt (Greta) Jorgensen, Minnetrista, MN; and, Adam (Brittany) Jorgensen, Rogers, MN.

In honor of his faithful bulldog, Lucy, memorials can be sent to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, Fargo. Brad also supported the Roger Maris Cancer Survivorship Program. A memorial will be planned for a later date through Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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27 responses to “Bradley Jorgensen”

  1. Matt and Greta Jorgensen says:

    Alex and Sarah,
    Greta and I are deeply sorry for your loss. I have great memories of both your mom and dad. We will watch this page for updates about the funeral.

  2. Colette Jorgensen says:

    My heart goes out to you Alex, Sarah, and Lauren, for the loss of your dad and grandfather. You have experienced so much loss in just a few years. May you find peace in beautiful, loving memories.

  3. Kelli Bourke says:

    Alex- I am so so sorry. Your dad was a kind man. I am sorry.

    Kelli Bourke

  4. Pat says:

    Alex. The words are hard to find. Your parents were wonderful people. I’m so glad your mom and dad were at your wedding and your dad met your new baby daughter. Please know you and Sarah are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Tawny Anderson says:

    Dear Alex,

    I am so sorry for all your loss. I know how proud your parents were of you and that will never change. I’m so glad your dad met your precious daughter! He was so excited for you and I was able to talk to him about a month ago. I will pray for you all. May you find peace and contentment as you reflect on all your wonderful memories. Please let me know if you need help with anything.

  6. Christina says:

    Alex, Sarah, and Lauren –
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Your family has endured a lot of grief in the past few years, but please know you are not alone with the weight of these heavy feelings. Many people, including myself, are holding you in our hearts. May you find peace and comfort in the love that we surround you with as you move through this difficult time.

  7. Jane Lobitz says:

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. Your Mom was in Fourward with me and I still miss her wonderful laugh! I send you warm thoughts for peace and comfort.

  8. Betsy and Brian Jensen says:

    Alex, Sarah and Lauren,

    Your dad’s childhood neighborhood, Happy Corner, is devastated by the loss. We miss the Jorgensen boys, and will be keeping your family in our prayers.

  9. monica webster says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Brad was a proud grandpa.i will miss Lori’s laugh and smile

  10. Jane Spooner says:

    Alex and Sarah, We are so sorry to hear that Brad has passed. We know nothing we can say can ease the pain. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to reach our if you need anything. With deep sympathy. – Jane & Jay

  11. Ellen Anderson says:

    Alex and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a gentleman – one of the good guys. He and your mom were always a delight to be with and laughter was guaranteed. Hope they are together right now sharing some quirky story and having a good chuckle. May you have many wonderful stories and memories. Thinking of you with love always.

  12. Evonne Vaplon says:

    Alex and Sara, I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Brad at family gatherings. He will be missed.

  13. John Jensen says:

    Alex and Sarah, we were stunned and deeply sad to learn of Brad’s untimely passing. He was a great guy and we will always remember him fondly, and we picture him now with the love of his life. We know he cherished all the wonderful times spent with you; you and your precious child were his greatest joy in life. May God comfort and bless you and your memories.
    Betty and John

  14. Jane Nelson says:

    Alex, Sarah and Lauren,

    We’re so shocked and saddened to her of your dad’s passing. He was a wonder man as well as a great husband and proud father. As you know, the three of you meant the world to him.
    We were so fortunate to have been friends with both of your parents.

    Peace and love from the Nelson family,
    Jane and Steve

  15. Vicki Thompson says:

    Alex and family,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. Your dad is my cousin and your grandma Phyllis and my dad Gordon were brother and sister. This just breaks my heart. I so much enjoyed the visits with your dad when we would come to Mnpls and also last year in Fargo. We got to meet Lucy and I took my picture with them. He texted me pictures of his new grandchild and was so happy and proud. Please keep in touch with us as we do truly want to keep a connection with your family. Gods blessings to you and your family at this time. Your mom and dad are together again and watching over your family all the time. Sending love from Rapid City. I know my mom sends her sympathy too, Phyllis Gilbertson. With love, Vicki and Gale Thompson

  16. Spencer Hjelle says:

    My sympathy to Brad’s family.

    I graduated with Brad in 1969. We always had so much fun together and I’m glad we lived through those times so he could live a long life and become a husband, father and grandfather.

    I saw him at our school reunions and he hadn’t changed a bit from his younger years. He was so pleasant to be around still and I was looking forward to next year in hopes of seeing him again.

    You were blessed to have had such a loving father.

    I will definitely miss my good friend and high school football teammate.

    Spencer Hjelle

  17. Pat and Carol Ford says:

    Dear Alex and Sarah,
    It was always pure pleasure spending time with you dad and Lori! They were sweet, happy people who made you feel good! May happy memories surround you always!

  18. Jane (Rovang) Doane says:

    We are thankful for having known Brad in our teenage years. Our whole family remembers “Mr Jorgenson” as our English teacher at Ashby High School. His enthusiasm and dedication left a lasting impression, and made us proud to be “bookworms”. Our sympathy goes out to his family, and we pray that God will comfort you in this time of loss.

  19. Nate Johnson says:

    I was very saddened to hear of the passing of my lifelong Happy Corner friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Nate Johnson

  20. Gerry gilbertson says:

    Alex

    We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your dad, my cousin. I have many fond memories of Brad and visits to their farm in Stephen,MN.

    Please let us know when a memorial service will be held.

    Gerry and Deb Gilbertson

  21. Heidi Richert says:

    Alex – So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your 3M family is here for you too.
    – Heidi Richert

  22. Jeff & Audrey Hooey says:

    Alex and Sarah-

    We are very sad to hear of Brad’s passing, he was a wonderful friend and co-worker.
    May your memories with him bring a smile to your days ahead. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Don & Joan Olson says:

    Alex & Sarah,

    Joan & I just heard the shocking and heartbreaking news from my Mom, Christine Olson (Jorgensen (Donald’s sister)), that your Dad passed away. We saw him exactly a year ago in September and got to share a great day with him and meet Lucy. We reminisced and caught up on childhood memories. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sarah and baby Lauren. We share your profound sadness and will miss him dearly.
    Please let us know when you are able to have a memorial service.

  24. Monica (Roland) Heuer says:

    My sympathies! I grew up a mile from Brad in Happy Corner!! His parents were my Godparents so we definitely had a connection. So thankful Brad got to see his granddaughter Lauren and know that special connection! God bless!

  25. Monica Heuer says:

    My sympathies at your loss of Brad. I grew up a mile from he and his family in Happy Corner! His parents were my Godparents so we definitely had a connection! So thankful that Brad got to see and get to know his granddaughter, Lauren. That is a special bond. God bless you all! Monica (Roland) Heuer

  26. Deborah Johnson says:

    Dear Alex and family, Brad and I grew up together practically side by Sideas dear friends through many of life’s stages: Happy Corner, bus rides, 4H, Concordia, English teachers both, and so much more. You were blessed to have such a kind,loving, fun and funny dad and I have taken comfort knowing he had time to spend with you, your family and his Granddaughter. Im guessing they had a few giggles together. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing and now wish you peace and the comfort of love. Deb

  27. Jan (Thorkildson) Wills says:

    Alex and family,
    I am so sad (and shocked) to hear of Brad’s passing. Jorgensens lived across the road from us, and we loved them. Brad, my brother John, and I were “thick as thieves”, stealing crab apples from “Grampa’s” trees. We were pals, way back! Growing up in Happy Corner, we sang in the St. Petri choir, road the bus to Stephen Public School, and participated for years in 4-H. Over the past 1-2 years Brad and I reconnected on FaceBook. We were looking forward to our next All School Reunion so we could reminisce at our family’s farm. I will always remember Brad as my very dear neighbor and good friend.

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