L'ANSE - Eric H. Jorgenson, 45, of L'Anse passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital following a two-year illness. He was born in L'Anse on November 9, 1967, the son of John and Andrea (Erickson) Jorgenson. Eric graduated from L'Anse High School in 1986.
Following high school he enlisted in the Navy, serving aboard the USS Ingersoll. Eric returned home, and worked at several jobs until being employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation.
On June 14, 2003, he married the former Sandy McCready at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse and they welcomed two beautiful children. Eric was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse, the L'Anse American Legion Post 144 and Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and loved hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.
Eric is survived by his loving wife, Sandy; children, Emily and Johnny; his parents, John and Andrea Jorgenson; sister, Andrea Jorgenson (Chuck Cavanaugh); brother, Ed Jorgenson (Shannon Fish), all of L'Anse; parents-in-laws, Chuck and Mary McCready of Sault Ste. Marie; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chuck and Bev McCready of Sault Ste. Marie, Mary and Kevin Mervar of L'Anse, Michael and Krys McCready of Chesapeake, Va., Anne and Greg Vieau of Mackinaw City, and Kathy and Kent Weber of Thessalon, Ontario. He is also survived by his "other mom," Carol Marinich and "brother," Pat Marinich of L'Anse; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse with Father John Longbucco, celebrant. Casket bearers will be Chuck Cavanaugh, Kevin Mervar, Michael McCready, Pat Marinich, Tim Kristo, Chuck McCready, and Bart Almli.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse from 6 until 8 p.m. Baraga County Area Veterans, under the direction of the Baraga American Legion Post 444 will conduct military honors at the funeral chapel on Thursday at 6 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests memorials to be directed to Sacred Heart School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Eric's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at rfsc.net.
The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.