John Howard Jorgenson

L’ANSE – John Howard “Jergie” Jorgenson, age 85, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse.

He was born in Menominee, on April 6, 1936, the son of the late Howard and Hilda (Bauer) Jorgenson. John graduated from Menominee High School in 1953.

He started his plumbing apprenticeship in May of 1956, in Menominee, working for various plumbing and heating companies. The year of 1975, he went to work for Gogebic Mechanical Inc, in Ironwood, and remained employed with them until retiring in 1998. He had worked in the trade for a total of 42 years.

John had served his country in the United States Army in Germany from 1958, until 1960.

He married the former Andrea G. Erickson on May 28, 1966. John was a member of United Lutheran Church, L’Anse and a 63-year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitter Local Union III. He enjoyed his job and all the people he worked with throughout the years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and his union breakfasts. John loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son’s John Marius and Eric Howard.

John is survived by his loving wife, Andrea G. Jorgenson; daughter, Andrea Lynn (Chuck) Cavanaugh, and son Edward Jorgenson (Christy Jordan) all of L’Anse; daughter-in-law, Sandy Jorgenson; grandchildren, Jlyn Jorgenson, Alana Jorgenson, Landen Mattson, Emily Jorgenson, and Johnny Jorgenson; nieces, Cathe (Chuck) Lindstrom, Gale (John) Schmitz, and Alice (Charles) Wajdak; and several cousins.

Memorial funeral services for John will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Pastor John Ansell officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Interment will take place in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery.

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. John’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com.