Olga Marie Jorgensen, age 83, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, December 8, 2014 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
A joint funeral service with her husband, Dallas, 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.
Olga Marie Jorgensen was born January 12, 1931 in Hartington, Nebraska, to James and Marie (Konupek) Svarc. She grew up on the farm in the Hartington area and attended school in Hartington until her senior year when she graduated from Coleridge High School in Coleridge, Nebraska. She married Dallas Jorgensen on June 28, 1952 in Yankton. She worked as a teacher in rural Nebraska, and at the State Hospital and Dale Electronics in Yankton. Olga took great pride in raising her family and taking care of her home.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge in Yankton. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, baking pies and helping stray cats. She was active as a Girl Scout Leader and especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Her husband, Dallas, survived her for three days until he went to join her on December 11, 2014. Survivors include her 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. She is also survived by her brother, Lumir (DelRae) Svarc of Volcano, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stanley Svarc; and sister, Vlasta Christensen.
Memorials may be directed to the Heartland Humane Society.
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Dear Rosalie and Steve and families,
I am so sorry to hear of yuo mother's passing. I recall many celebrations and friendship moments in ther past. I will be unable to attend any services as I am on my way to Spearfish for Jeannie's college graduation, Helen's daughter, and will not retrun until Sunday. Please know you are in my thoughts at this sad time.
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
Dear Mrs. Jorgensen..... You gave me some very special gifts as a young girl.... your love of cats, your love of baking and your love as being a fantastic mom and your love for me as well! Your laugh was wonderful to hear when you would scold your hubby for being silly to us kids is something I have treasured. I remember the wonderful baking smells as I entered your home so many times. it always made me feel right at home. And the time you spent making sure we were just kids that loved to play was priceless! And I was blessed to experience that as time went on and I would see you and Mr. Jorgensen from time to time. We would talk about old times and I would walk away with a smile and good memories! You are wonderful and I am comforted to know that you and your beloved husband will be together forever. Love Jody
Jody (Heindel) Sailer
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.
Condolences to the family.
Ardis and Tom McFarland
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