George Jorgensen

George Jorgensen

George B. Jorgensen of Otsego, Michigan passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Plainwell. Mr. Jorgensen was born November 1, 1927 in Chicago, IL to Andrew and Grace (Bowman) Jorgensen. George served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For 38 years he was employed with the MacSimBar, Mead Corp. and Rock Tenn and was a member of the Fireman & Oilers Union. He loved German Shepherds and Saint Bernards, enjoyed deer hunting, visiting the Gilmore Car Museum, antique cars and tractors. George especially loved his grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Greg (Tracy) Jorgensen of Grand Haven, Jerry (Dorothy) Jorgensen and Grace Smith, both of Otsego; grandchildren, Eric (Cassandra) Jorgensen of Plainwell, Erin (Ryan) Henson of TX, Candice (Mike) Dishman of Battle Creek, Brianna Hollister of Grand Haven, Angela (Nick) Halopulos of Macomb, Jennifer Evink of Plainwell, Samantha (Vance) Gazi of Vicksburg, Devenn Jorgensen of Otsego, Tamara Smith of SC and Teresa Smith of Gobles; 9 great-grandchildren and 3 more on the way; siblings, Elaine (Ray) Sigler of IL and Timothy (Arlene) Jorgensen of Pullman; brother-in-law, Frank Haefner of Monterey; sister-in-law, Phyllis Jorgensen of IL; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Aiden Jorgensen; siblings, Andrew Jorgensen, Julie (Jim) McGlynn and Grace Haefner.

Friends may visit with George’s family from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 15, 2013 William Rose officiating. Burial will be at Hudson Corners Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Otsego V.F.W.

Contributions in memory of George may be made to the Life Care Center of Plainwell Activities Fund.

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  1. Mary Ellen Riggs Rock Tenn says:

    Dotty, sorry for your loss my Prayers are with you and the family. was a friend of mine we had a lot of good talks at Rock Tenn.
    Mary Ellen Riggs

  2. Eric and Mandy Russell says:

    George was one of the nicest men we’ve met. We always enjoyed seeing him. We are sorry for your families loss, he will be greatly missed.

  3. Jan Jameson says:

    My thoughts are with all of you. Dad Jorgensen was a good man,and I will remember him fondly.

  4. Kim Kanet says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. Keep your memories close to your heart always.
    See you soon.

  5. Sue Parsons says:

    You are all in my thoughts and I’m sending each of you a big hug.

  6. Charleen Studaven says:

    Dear Tim, Elaine, and George’s entire family,

    Good thoughts and many prayers go out to all of you. I will miss my phone conversations with George. We stayed in touch ever since my Mom and sister Dawn attended the reunion several years ago. He will be missed.

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