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Landen T. Jorgensen

Landen Thomas Jorgensen has always been a fighter and overcame everything that he was ever challenged with. He was born May 13, 2010 as a 24 week preemie and identical twin. Immediately, he showed everyone that he was here to stay…. Over 100 days in NICU, countless surgeries, medical issues and setbacks he overcame every single one of them through the years. He was the definition of unconditional love and resiliency. He fought until the very end but finally met a challenge that his body was unable to conquer.  He passed quickly and comfortably Saturday morning at Bronson Pediatric ICU, October 30, 2021.

He lit up a room with his megawatt smile and contagious laughter, touching every person he came in contact with. Family, friends, teachers, aides, Doctors, even strangers in the store all instantly loved him and were inspired by his love of people, fun, a little bit of trouble, going fast, and his “word of the day”  which usually lead to everyone laughing with him.

Landen taught all of us what it means to persevere, how to love life and appreciate the little things. This usually meant snuggles, cartoons, people talking to him, his favorite toys, and music. We will miss him dearly, but feel so fortunate that despite everything we had 11 1/2 amazing years with him. Thank you to every single person who has touched his life, and been a part of this journey with us. It takes a village and we are so fortunate you were all there with us and continue to be. He loved every single one of you.

Landen was proceeded in death by his identical twin brother Aiden James who survived a week after birth, along with several other family members that were special to all of us.

He leaves behind his mother, Samantha Jorgensen-Gazi (Bret Pittman); step-dad, Vance Gazi; and four siblings, Grant (17), JP (15), Matthias (14), and Eliza (8) Gazi; grandparents, Jerry Jorgensen, Dorothy Jorgensen (Don Stoughton); great-grandparents, Mary (Dick) Carruthers, Joyce Jorgensen; aunts, Devenn Simonds (Anthony), Angela Halopulos, Jennifer Evink; step-siblings, Hannah (Logan) &, Gavin Pittman and cousins he loved like brothers, Elijah & Link Jorgensen- Simonds.

Friends may visit with Landen’s family from 4-7PM, Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A private funeral service for family and close friends will be held on Friday.

Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Landen may be directed to his family to help with expenses.

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Nancy and Terry

November 1, 2021 at 6:13 pm

Surely there is no loss that is sadder or hard to understand. Know that those who care about you and your family are thinking about you with deep compassion. Landen was sent to you for a brief time and now his spirit is meant to fly. With deepest sympathy.


Nicole Knowlton

November 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm

I’m so sorry Sam I don’t have any words praying for you and your family, glad to have known Landon❤️


Tina Hightower

November 1, 2021 at 6:39 pm

So sorry for your loss and praying for all his family.


Sue Parsons

November 1, 2021 at 8:03 pm

so sorry for your loss thinking of all of you


Shelly Boerman

November 1, 2021 at 9:26 pm

There’s no words to heal y’all broken heart, hold tight to memories and hold them tight. Prayers going up


Rita Howard

November 2, 2021 at 6:49 am

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Grandma Mary and Grandpa Dick

November 2, 2021 at 6:56 am

Landen was a very special boy. No matter what he felt like he could always be made to smile by just talking to him. He will be greatly missed. We love you Landen.


Deborah Rysenga

November 2, 2021 at 9:27 am

With Deepest Sympathy for all that loved Landen. Prayers to all for this difficult time. Those we love don’t go away They are beside us every day. Unseen unheard but always near. Still loved still missed and held so dear.


Dee Sinicki

November 2, 2021 at 10:02 am

Many thoughts and prayers Sam and family.



November 2, 2021 at 11:31 am

I am so horribly sorry about your lose. Kids are a motivation for life and I know have 3 kids myself. And if anything happened to me they would be lost! But I know grief has no time timble. Grief is something very har# to deal with believe me I know! Please take care your son is at peace now with God and he will be your guardian angel for life because he knows that he was loved and missed.


vance gazi

November 2, 2021 at 2:17 pm

Landen every day with you was a gift and you were always a joy to be around. Landen, you are the best person I have ever known what a great privilege and honor it was to know you. Love you always your step Dad Vance Gazi.



November 2, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family


Jerry Ewing

November 2, 2021 at 11:44 pm

No words can comfort a parent that loses a child. May God help get you though this painful time.


Linda Stone

November 3, 2021 at 4:54 am

Our hearts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief. He had one amazing momma! Cherish those great times and know you will meet again someday. Big hugs to you all from the Stone’s


Rod and Patti Pittman and family

November 3, 2021 at 9:56 am

We will miss Landen at our family get togethers. Christmas and Thanksgiving won’t be the same. Will miss his sweet smile and loud chuckles when we are together. Peace and blessings be with you Landen and family from our family.


Kathy Holst Emmons

November 3, 2021 at 4:14 pm

Thoughts & prayers.


Becky Barone

November 4, 2021 at 8:48 am

I’m so sorry to hear about Landen. Thoughts, hugs and prayers for the whole family.


Barbara Blanchard

November 4, 2021 at 10:19 am

Doty, Jerry & family, the love and joy Landon brought to all of you will never be forgotten. Please know all of you are in our prayers.


Elizabeth Charlier

November 4, 2021 at 12:44 pm

To Samantha and family,

Landon was such a bright and brilliant light. He light up the world and the souls of us all. I loved seeing all of his amazing achievements. And watching grow into the brilliant young man. Seeing his beautiful smile through pictures and videos always brightened my day. My daughter knew him from KRESA. She sends her love, and will miss her friend. My family sends you all love and prayers


Erin Mishler

November 5, 2021 at 3:51 pm

I offer my sincerest condolences to all. Landen was a lucky boy to have grown up in such a loving and dedicated family.


Bobbi Vandervort

November 6, 2021 at 1:59 pm


I remember when you told me you were pregnant for Landen. I remember babysitting him when he was still a baby and I would lay on the floor and the two of us would watch cartoons. at that point Landen didn’t care what cartoons were on he just wanted to watch something. I don’t know how I came about calling him monkey but he loved it.

Landen will be greatly missed by all that knew him and loved him. R.I.P. our little angle fly high.

until we meet again Landen. I’m praying for everyone that our hearts heal…

love you all



Brenda Conley

November 7, 2021 at 8:45 am

May Landon’s love carry you through all of the hard days and his precious memories keep you mindful of the blessings. You will all be in my prayers.


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