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Darold J. JorgensenMay 23, 1926 ~ July 17, 2017 (age 91)
Darold J. Jorgensen, 91, of St. Paul died Monday, July 17, 2017 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. Reverends Momo Larmena, Jr. and Martha Voigt will officiate. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul with military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post #119 of St. Paul.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church, St. Paul Fire Department, Carl Mogensen American Legion or the donor’s choice.
Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Darold was born May 23, 1926 in Cushing to Henry and Margaret (Ogard) Jorgensen.
He moved to St. Paul with his family at the age of three. He attended St. Paul Schools where he graduated in 1944.
While in high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served for two years during World War II in the Pacific Ocean aboard the USS Zellars. He was a plank owner on the USS Zellars.
Upon receiving his discharge from the Navy, he returned to St. Paul and was employed with his father at Jorgensen Electric in St. Paul.
Darold was united in marriage to Dorothy Deininger on April 14, 1947 at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul.
He continued to work at Jorgensen Electric with his father and his brothers, Dale and Eugene. His father retired in the early 1970’s and the three brothers continued to own and operated Jorgensen Electric. After 45 years, Darold retired.
He enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, hunting, Nebraska football and especially watching his grandchildren in their activities.
Darold and Dorothy liked to travel and attended many of his Navy reunions of the sailors on the USS Zellars DD777.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Paul, the Carl Mogensen American Legion Post #119 of St. Paul where he served as commander, and the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp. He served on the St. Paul Fire Department for 45 years, serving as Fire Chief for over 25 years, the EMT’s for 12 years, and was a Boy Scout leader. Darold was a scuba diver for the rescue team in St. Paul and was a state Fire School instructor.
Survivors include his wife of over 70 years, Dorothy of St. Paul; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Jorgensen of Central City, Jeff & Judy Jorgensen and Kevin and Peggy Jorgensen, of Grand Island; five grandchildren and spouses, Mike & Traci, Scott & Lindsey, Sara, Justin & Meg and Jennifer and Sam; four great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tatum, Jacelyn & Natalie; one brother, Eugene Jorgensen of St. Paul and a sister, DeAnne O’Hara of Grand Island.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lyle and Dale Jorgensen, and three sisters, Phyllis Miller, Helen Goering and Lucille Mahrt.