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Ruth Jorgenson 10/13/2015

Ruth Francis Jorgenson, 89, of River Falls, Wisc., died Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Comforts of Home. She was born the daughter of Allor and Esther (Olson) Erlandson on February 18, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn. When Ruth was five her family moved to Bear River, Minn. At age 16 her family moved to Hudson, Wisc. Ruth graduated from Hudson High School. On August 8, 1946, she married Helmer Jorgenson. The couple farmed in Kinnickinnic Township for many years, she later worked for Volrath in River Falls, and owned and operated Lincolnwood resort in Northern Wisconsin, with her husband, son and daughter-in-law. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family throughout her life. Ruth especially remembered her years growing up ‘on the Range,’ speaking fondly of the beauty of the woods and the river by her family home.  She was much beloved by her family and many friends.
 Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Helmer Dale Jorgenson; son, David Harold Jorgenson; grandson, Joseph Grimley; siblings, Wayne, Don, Audrey, Marlin and Eugene.  She is survived by her children, Darleen Jorgenson, Dale (Linda) Jorgenson, Donald (Sandra) Jorgenson, Diane (Jon) Grimley; grandchildren, Linda Jorgenson, Robert (Deb) Jorgenson, Krista (Lowell McCann) Cleary, Melissa (David) Grass, Patricia (Lowell Johnson, Jr.) Cleary, Michael (Danyel) Olson, Brian Jorgenson, George Cleary, Nicole Jorgenson, Nathan Jorgenson, Matthew Bick, Matthew Grimley, Erin Grimley, Aaron Bick; great grandchildren, Christa, Taylor, Dylan, Emma, Maggie, Emilia, Haley, Eilee, Vivian, Jack, Hewitt, Simon; great great-grandchild, Makenzie; siblings, Inez (Eugene) Laramy, Nancy (Eugene) Nelson, Dale (Karen) Erlandson, Gordon (Corrine) Erlandson and Loren (Nan) Olson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A memorial service was held Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 11:00 am at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Visitation was also Saturday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Interment was in Kinnickinnic Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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