Dallas Jorgensen, age 83, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Avera Yankton Care Center in Yankton.
A joint funeral service with his wife, Olga, will be held at 10:30 AM on December 20, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Kwen Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton City Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on December 19, 2014 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Pallbearers are Hans Jorgensen, Shanda Jorgensen, Margaret Jorgensen, Inga Mayer, Lindsey Turk, and Amanda Turk.
Dallas Dale Jorgensen was born June 1, 1931. He grew up in Coleridge, Nebraska with his parents, Hans and Clara (Frerichs) Jorgensen. He attended school in Coleridge where he met his high school sweetheart, Olga, when she transferred to Coleridge her senior year. They graduated from high school in 1949. Dallas married Olga on June 28, 1952 in Yankton, South Dakota. After his brief stint as a cowboy in Rapid City, he began electronics training and started his own television repair business. In 1960, he started working for Dale Electronics in Yankton, which he continued until his retirement in 1994.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge in Yankton and was very active in the Boy Scouts. He loved dancing, reading western novels, and traveling with his wife. He developed his skills as a photographer and enjoyed taking pictures of family, flowers, and wildlife.
Survivors include his two children: Steven (Susan) Jorgensen of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Rosalie (Jim) Turk of Highlands Ranch; six grandchildren: Hans Jorgensen, Shanda Jorgensen, Margaret Jorgensen, Inga (Josh) Mayer, Lindsey Turk, and Amanda Turk. He is also survived by his two brothers: Randall (Carol) Jorgensen of Coleridge, Nebraska and Darrell Jorgensen of Norfolk, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death, three days earlier, by his wife, Olga.
Memorials may be directed to The Center in Yankton.
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So sorry to hear of your parents' passing. We have been neighbors at the end of the alley for many years. Your dad always stopped to chat if we were in our yard.
Gary and DiAnn Honomichl
Sorry to learn of your parents passing. Dallas was an important part of my life as a boy scout in Troop 102. He also introduced me to rock tumbling. Your mom made awesome cookies.
Mike and Donna Donlea
Sorry to hear of your parents passing. They were such lovely people, your Dad always came out for his hair cut or to photograph the horses or the dogs and sometimes your Mom came along to tell us all about the grandkids or you guys. They were very proud of all of you and beamed when they talked about you. They were even excited about our move from Nebraska to Florida. Know your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Dan and Louise Mauch
Rosalie and Steve..... I will be forever grateful to have been in your lives as a young girl! Rosalie was the best friend I ever had! Steve was the "cute" big brother but sometimes a pest (ha,ha) Your mom and dad were the very BEST parents!!!! And in the later years, whenever I would see those two...they ALWAYS said Hi and they always made me feel like a part of the family by asking me about my family and kids. And then letting me how everyone was doing. And they loved life and each other and it reflected on how they treated others! May they be resting together....together in love. Please take care! Hugs and prayers. Jody
Jody (Heindel) Sailer
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
To Steve and the Jorgensen family,
Condolences from Malcolm and Susan in Colorado. Your friends at WIPS are thinking of you at this difficult time and wishing you the best.
I have know Dallas and Olga for about 30 years. I met Dallas at Dale Electronics and till the very last day I saw him and Olga, they went out of their way to visit with me. Dallas ALWAYS asked about my daughter, Kaylee. A truly very special couple. My deepest sympathy.
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