Jack H. Jorgensen, age 63 of Gladstone, was received into the arms of Jesus on Friday December 30, 2011 at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette following complications from pneumonia.
Jack was born February 5, 1948 in Lansing, MI the son of Jack H. Sr.and Lydia Mae (Dick) Jorgensen. He was raised in Lansing, Harrison, and Manton, MI. He graduated from Manton High School class of 1966. While at Manton High School he played basketball. Following graduation, Jack served his country in the U.S. Navy, stationed on the U.S.S. Independence.
Jack was united in marriage to Joy Vanderwal on December 4, 1971 in Cadillac, MI. They made their home in Gladstone where they raised their three children.
Jack worked for the D.N.R. where he was stationed in Escanaba, Newberry & Wells State Park from 1971 until his retirement in 2002. He served as Waterways Supervisor and later as Parks & Recreation Supervisor.
Jack was an active member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone where he served for many years on the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the State Employees Retirement Association, U.P. Whitetails Association and the National Wildlife Turkey Federation.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and woodworking. Following his retirement, he turned his woodworking hobby into a second career building custom cabinets and hardwood trim. He also enjoyed cooking and his family fondly remembers his