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Joyce Jorgenson

A Celebration of Life Service for Joyce Jorgenson, age 75, of Jeffers, will be held Thursday, September 28th at 10:30 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeffers, with Pastor Mark Jamison officiating. Burial will be at Jeffers Cemetery in Jeffers.

A time of visitation and gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom. Visitation will continue Thursday at the church in Jeffers for one-hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are under the care of the LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom. Condolences and memories of Joyce may be sent online to www.lacannefuneralhome.com.

Joyce Marie (Menken) Jorgenson was born to John and Viola (Pankonin) Menken on April 3, 1948, in Jeffers, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. Joyce attended Jeffers High School and graduated in the class of 1966. She followed her passion to become a hairdresser and earned a degree from Mankato Cosmetology School.

On September 1, 1967, Joyce was untied in marriage to David Jorgenson at the Methodist Church in Jeffers. The marriage was blessed with three children, Kerri, Lisa, and Kimberly. Joyce was a great supporter of her children and their activities and enjoyed being a farm wife and bringing meals to the field. She worked as a hairdresser and enjoyed visiting with her clients. Over the years, she worked at GNC in Worthington, and she volunteered at Plum Creed Food Co-Op. She was also an Avon consultant for several years.

Joyce was active in her church and community. She carved out time to spend with the Lord daily and took daily walks. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Circle, she explored her faith through bible studies, and was a member of the ladies’ extension group and Christian Women group. She welcomed leadership roles and chaired Relay for Life for many years, and she was a 4-H Club Leader, while her kids were active in 4-H. Her time was spent reading, baking and she enjoyed going to the golf course with Dave.

Joyce passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23rd at her home, with family by her side.

Left to cherish Joyce’s everlasting memory, are her husband, David Jorgenson; children Kerri (Rick) Knips of Lismore, MN, Lisa (Kelly) Dunkelberger of Jeffers, and Kimberly (Zach) Davis of Buffalo, WY; eight grandchildren, Sydney and Cole Knips, Makaela (Blaine) Roiger, Wyatt (Brooke) Dunkelberger, Kaydin, Kamry, Karly and Karsyn Davis; 4 great-grandchildren, Suttyn, Saige, Finlee and Sawyer; and many relatives and wonderful friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Menken; sister, Beverly Engen; parents-in-law, Vernon and Bernice Jorgenson and Warren Muller; and brother-in-law, James Jorgenson.

Please take time to listen to “Goodbye” by Kenny Rogers.

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