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Eugene A. "PeeWee" Jorgensen
Eugene A. “PeeWee” Jorgensen, 87, of St. Paul, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Vince Parsons and Deacon Neil Baquet will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. Rosary.
The service will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.
Eugene was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in St. Paul, the son of Henry and Margaret (Ogard) Jorgensen. He grew up in St. Paul where he graduated from St. Paul High School in 1953.
He was united in marriage to Carolyn J. Buettner on Sept. 17, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elba. The couple first lived in Grand Island where he worked for O’Hara Plumbing. In 1956, they moved to St. Paul where he and Carolyn raised their seven children and he joined his father and brothers in the family business, Jorgensen Electric. PeeWee retired and sold the business when he was in his late 70’s. Carolyn passed away on Aug. 21, 2016, and he continued to live in his home the rest of his life.
He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 1918. He was a 30-year member of the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department and longtime member of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Country Club and past president and active member of the former St. Paul Jaycees. He was also very active in the St. Paul A A since 1986, sponsoring many people over the years.
He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, was a huge Diet Coke lover and told the best colorful jokes and stories.
He is survived by his children and spouses, Mark and Karen Jorgensen of Johnston, IA, Brad Jorgensen of St. Paul, Denise and Doug Novak of Carlsbad, CA, Chris and Theresa Jorgensen of Parker, CO, Lisa and Randy Jerabek of St. Paul and Melissa and Dean Trampe of Amherst; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, DeAnne O’Hara of Grand Island.
In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Jorgensen; brothers, Dale, Lyle and Darold Jorgensen; and sisters, Phyllis Miller, Helen Goering and Lucille Mahrt.
So sorry to hear of PeeWee's passing, he was a great guy and will be missed.
Candace Tenopir Aug 7 2022 9:11 PM
I have alot of memories of when we were in the Jaycees, when Eugene, Carolyn, Sally and I traveled the state together. - Also remember taking grandpa Henry's Kaiser and entering it in the demolition derby at the county fair!
Dick Jorgensen Aug 6 2022 10:11 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Eugene Jorgensen
Rod & Cheryl Kucera Aug 6 2022 5:46 PM
Hugs, love and prayers to all of you! I always cherish the memories of fishing with Uncle PeeWee, Mark, Brad, my dad and my brother Brady. Oh, he will be missed!
Jim and Wanda Jorgensen Aug 6 2022 11:53 AM