Loretta Jorgensen, 81, of North Loup, NE, died Tues., Apr. 2, 2013, at the Bryan LGH West Medical Center in Lincoln with her loving family by her side.
Mrs. Jorgensen's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Fri., Apr. 5 at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bruce Phillips officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jay and Brenda Lee, Monte Young, Tami and Scott Parsons, and Jesse and Janine Theiler. A private inurnment was held in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the North Loup Rescue Unit.
Loretta was born June 2, 1931, near North Loup, NE, to Stanley and Hattie (Stine) Brown. She was raised in North Loup where she received her education and graduated from North Loup High School in 1948.
On June 24, 1948, she married Grover D. Jorgensen at Rockwell City, IA. The couple made their home in North Loup. She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren. Her husband died Mar. 21, 2010. She continued to live in North Loup and spent the last year at the Cottonwood Assisting Living Center in Central City.
Loretta attended the North Loup United Methodist Church and belonged to the Red Hats. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener. She will be remembered by her delicious potato salad.
Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Marlene and Jack Lee of Central City and Janis and Gary Theiler of Lincoln; a son, Daryl Jorgensen of North Loup and his friend, Patty Soneson of Ord; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jay and Brenda Lee, Monte Young, Tami and Scott Parsons and Jesse and Janine Theiler; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Delpha Edwards of North Loup; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Doris Brown of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter, Janis Lee, two brothers, Gale and George Brown and a sister, Gerry Hochreiter.