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Helen M.  Jorgensen
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HELEN M. JORGENSEN

BORN
March 22, 1932 ~ Germantown, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
April 13, 2018 ~ Sanborn, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“The Lord’s Prayer” ~ Sung by: David Fintel
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
“Just a Closer Walk With Thee”
Organist: Verla Hibbing

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
“Granddaughters”
Erin Bartlett
Brooke Freese
Heather Struve
Hannah Jorgensen
Rachel Jorgensen
Holly Nestegard
Leah Berkner
Kayla Coonce
Danielle Jorgensen
CASKET BEARERS
“Grandsons”
Derek Whitehill
Mark Jorgensen
Kyle Jorgensen
Tyler Jorgensen
Ryan Farquhar
Ross Farquhar
Lee Farquhar
Joshua Jorgensen

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Prairie View Cemetery ~ Paullina, Iowa

After the graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

HELEN MAE (MERTENS) JORGENSEN

Helen was born March 22, 1932 at her family home near Germantown, IA. She was the daughter of Fred & Louise (Schroeder) Mertens. Helen was raised in the Lutheran church, being baptized April 11, 1932, and confirmed April 14, 1946 at the St. John Lutheran church in Germantown. After a short bout with cancer, she passed away at the Sanborn nursing home on April 13, 2018.
She graduated from Paullina High School in 1950. She was married July 15, 1950, to Glen Jorgensen at her family home. They lived in Marcus for a short time before farming near Germantown, Paullina, & Cleghorn, where they made their living farming and raising a family. They retired to Paullina in 1992.
Helen was a farm wife, but also very active in church functions and groups. She enjoyed painting china, cake decorating, crocheting afghans for all her children and grandchildren, and she was an excellent cook and baker. She had many requests for her lemon pie and potato salad.
She immensely enjoyed her friends and the time she spent with them. Her family and all the get-togethers we had were so important to her.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Glen, her son Larry, her Parents, her brothers, Delbert & Burdette Mertens, half brother Willie Breitbarth, sisters, Evelyn (Mertens) Selzer, Dorothy (Mertens) Klatt, her grand-son-in-law, Ben Bartlett, and two great grandchildren, Charlie and Bailey Bartlett.
Left to cherish her memory are Cindy (Barry) Whitehill, daughter-in-law, Deb Jorgensen, Linda (Rich) Ratka, Jerry (Dawn) Jorgensen, Craig (Amy) Jorgensen, 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, Sister, Betty Wilcoxon, and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

Apr

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street
Paullina, Iowa 51046

Service

Tuesday

17

Apr

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Zion Lutheran Church

103 W. Bertha St.
Paullina, Iowa 51046

Cemetery Details

Location

Prairie View Cemetery

4694 Polk Ave.
Paullina, Iowa 51046

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