Warren Lee Jorgensen, 84, of New Ulm died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New UIm.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 30 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday with full military honors being provided by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Sunday and 7:30-10 a.m. on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook go to www.mvfh.org
Warren is survived by his wife, Joleen Jorgensen of New Ulm; daughter, Roxanne (Chad) O’Fallon of Shakopee; son, Rick (Nicole) Jorgensen of New Ulm; grandchildren, Kennedy, Reagan, Ethan, and Quinn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Hazel Azbell, and brothers, Ray, Maynard, and Marvin Jorgensen.
Warren Lee Jorgensen was born June 30, 1930 in Sleepy Eye to Henry and Ida (Krueger) Jorgensen. He was a 1949 graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School. In 1949 Warren enlisted in the U.S. Army serving during the time of the Korean War from 1950-1952. He later served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1957. After his time in the service he moved back to Sleepy Eye where he worked with his family at Jorgensen Electric from 1957-1966. He was united in marriage to Joleen Brand on June 19, 1969. The couple was blessed with two children. Dedicated to his job, Warren worked for 3M in New Ulm from May of 1966 until his retirement in June of 1992. Warren was an exceptional woodworker, making a variety of crafts including bedframes, stools, rocking horses, and furniture which are all loved and adored by his family. What he took the most pride in was his family, especially his grandchildren. Warren was a member of the Golden Age Club, the DAV, Prairieland Defenders #807 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Senior Bingo, and a devout member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.