Warren "Dick" George Jorgensen, 91, of Elk Point, SD, died peacefully at his own home on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Warren was born June 9, 1925 in rural Wakonda, SD to Andrew and Frances (Sweeley) Jorgensen. He was the second child of seven born to this family. He attended many country schools in rural Clay and Yankton counties. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines and Korea.
Warren married Mary Hammond on July 6, 1952 in Elk Point. They worked on their farm in Yankton from 1952-1956 and moved to the farm in Elk Point. They enjoyed farm life and never desired to be any place else. Warren worked on his farm until his death. Warren and Mary enjoyed hosting many barn dances and they also traveled to old time dances in Yankton, Vermillion and Akron, IA. He was an accomplished musician, playing the accordion, fiddle, piano and guitar. His family was amazed at his mathematical ability and his unique way of being able to fix almost anything. Warren loved his animals, especially his sheep, and took in many stray dogs and cats over the years. His three granddaughters were a constant source of pride and joy for him.
He is survived by his four children; Sandra (George Spiehs) Jorgensen of Pierre, SD, Dickson Jorgensen of Arlington, SD, Jeanette (Loren) Johnson and Dexter (Noreen) Jorgensen all of Burbank, SD, his granddaughters; Janet (Carl) Towner, Kelley Jorgensen and Kerrey Jorgensen and a great-granddaughter, Carolyn Towner. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Annabelle Spurling of Tyndal, SD, a sister, Elizabeth Fiedler of Yankton, a brother, Lowell of Elk Point and a step-grandson, Christopher Robinson of Elk Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary and brothers, Marc, Ronald, Dale and Gerald.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
July 28, 2016