Raymond Jorgensen, 81 of Carroll, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The Celebrant was Fr. Timothy Schott, assisted by Deacon Jim McAllister. Music for the funeral mass was presented by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence Choir with Sherry Loughran as cantor. Lector was Kenneth Nees. Gift Bearers were Ray’s nieces and nephews. Eucharistic Ministers was Lorin Baumhover and Kenneth Nees. Casket Bearers were: David Baumhover, Martin Buinicki, Dan Merry, Steve Nees, Joe Nees, and Mike Nees. Burial was at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for the Carroll Food Pantry or New Hope Village.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Ray’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Born on July 19, 1932 in rural Luverne, North Dakota, Raymond was the son of Hans and Dagny Jorgensen. Ray attended country school and later graduated from high school in Luverne. He served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955 until his honorable discharge. While in the Navy, Ray converted to the Catholic Faith and later attended Seminary at Mt. Calvary in Marathon, Wisconsin, until 1965.
On September 17, 1966 Ray was united in marriage to Winifred Baumhover in Aurora, Colorado. The couple raised their three children in Colorado where he worked for the State of Colorado as a hearings officer until his retirement in 1996. Ray and Wini moved to the Carroll Community in 2000. He loved reading, gardening, and will always be remembered as a loving husband and father with a strong devotion to his faith. Ray was a member of St. Lawrence Parish and the Secular Franciscans.
Survivors include his wife Winifred “Wini” Jorgensen of Carroll; his sons: Eric Raymond Jorgensen of Parker, CO; his granddaughter, Anna Hoard; Mike Jorgensen and his partner Kate Dale, and her children, Maggie and Addie of Lisbon; his siblings: Jens (Anne) Jorgensen of Ft. Myers, FL, Ruth Berger of Valley City, ND, Rose Mary (Duane) Senn of Aurora, CO, Alvin (Josie) Jorgensen of Hope, ND, and Beverly (Jim) McAllister of Sanborn, ND; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Kenneth Nees of Mt. Carmel, Virgil (Mary) Baumhover of Carroll, Jim (Marie) Baumhover of Carroll, Betty (Jerry) Klocke of Carroll, Lenore (Richard) Fiedler of Scranton, Anita (Francis) Fiedler of Estes Park, CO, Lorin (Lorraine) Baumhover of Boone, NC and Roger (Mary) Baumhover of St. Paul, MN; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Jonell Jorgensen in 1990; his sister, Myrtle Madsen; and his brothers: Frank and Kenny Jorgensen.