Jack Jorgensen

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died January 30, 2012

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

0 Tributes for “Jack Jorgensen

    Dear Joy, Jodi, Jason,Jenny and family’s:My sympathy’s on the loss of Jack, as you know he was a wonderful man. He not only touched your lives deeply but the lives of everyone he met. I know he was always there for my father and I am sure he was there for many others as well. I am glad that I got to know him. I pray that you keep those warm memories close in the months and years to come. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

    Lori (Sutter) Stockman
    Bellevue NE

    So sorry to hear about Jack. I am praying for you. I wish the dearest best as you struggle through these times.

    A classmate of Jack’s in class of 1966 from Manton Michigan. Alias – Claudia Mahoney
    Claudia Lutke
    Manton MI

    Dear Joy and family,
    I just now heard of Jack’s passing. What a sad day for all DNR employees who knew and worked with him. Jack was full of life, love and mischief. I looked forward to every day in the office when he was there. He treated people with respect and made the job fun. His talents were many. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with him as long as I did.

    Christine Cope
    Cedar River MI

    Joy and children. My deepest sympathy to you all for Jack’s passing. I remember the many times Kevin and I stayed with you while we were “passing through”. My prayers are with you all.

    Vicki (Dick) Schuelke
    Florence WI

    Joy and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. My prayers are with you.

    Jean Johnson
    Gladstone MI

    Joy, I was so sorry to read about Jack’s death. Even though we have not seen each other for 40 years, I still think of you often and remember the good times we had working at the bank and sharing an apartment. My prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Please look me up when you are visiting the area.

    Joyce & Steve Cinco
    Cadillac MI

    Dear Joy,
    I was so sorry to read of your husband’s passing. Even though I never met Jack, I had heard of you speak fondly of him over the years we were in contact (due to Home Interiors). I see you were blessed with 40 years together – so you will have 40 years of wonderful memories to reflect on. That’s a gift! You have my, and Bob’s, heartfelt sympathy and we pray that the Lord will get you, and your family, through this difficult time.
    Love, Lori and Bob

    Lori Bolm
    Sandy Hook VA

    Joy and Family,
    We just wanted to let you know we have been thinking and praying for you and your family over these last few days and will continue to lift you up in prayer.

    Ross & Teri Meyering
    Cadillac MI

    I didn’t personally know Jack but we just came to your house a couple of weeks ago to do some Christmas caroling and I just wanted to give your family my deepest sympathies so sorry for your loss. Sounds like Jack was a great man.

    Cyndi Boden
    Gladstone MI

    Dear Joy and Family, My deepest sympathies to you all in this seemingly premature loss of Jack. May God comfort you with His presence even while Jack is in His. Our prayers are with you and our friends, the Rexfords and VanHoutens, at this time.

    Gordon Baas
    Cadillac MI

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sandy King Snieder & Aunt Cobie King
    Jenison MI

    Joy, I was so shocked and sad to see Jacks obituary in the paper. I wish you and your children peace and will keep you in my prayers.

    Genia Stoddard
    Cadillac MI

    Jack will be missed by us very much. He was a wonderful friend & was always there if a need arose with no questions asked.He loved life & it showed in everything he did. Rest in the loving arms of The Lord now Jack. You have earned your wings my friend. God Bless the family & may you all find peace in Jesus Christ our Lord at this time of loss in your life & the days to follow.

    Richard & Debbie Six
    Manton MI

    My condolences to Jack’s entire family. Although Jack and I did not keep in contact after high school, I will always remember his positive role model for our class. He was liked by everyone and always cheerful. Joy, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Jean Vandercook Vincent, 1966 Manton Grad
    Cadillac MI

    Joy, I wanted you to know how much Jack meant to me throughout the years I knew him and worked with him. He was my mentor in the DNR. I fashioned most of my management techniques after his and it made me a better man because of it. Jack will be missed by me personally and by many DNR employees that served with him or for him in the past. I am heart-fully sorry for your loss and will pray for Jack and your family through this sorrowful time. God Bless You and your family.

    Craig Gulseth
    Traverse City MI

    We did have lots of fun times growing up together. I consider myself fortunate to have known you.

    William Parmenter
    Albany GA

    Joy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We know that Jack is rejoicing, and so will we as we are gathered home. God bless you.

    Lynn Montgomery
    Vinton IA

    We just wanted to express our sympathy to you,Joy, and your family as well as to Cathy, Terry and Jen. The Jorgensens were our next door neighbors for years in Manton. The Nutters on the west and us (the Spragues) on the east. Lots of good memories of those years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Mary (Sprague) and Bob Stark
    Manton MI

    Dear Joy,Jodi,Jason,Jenny & Family:
    Our hearts are so heavy for the passing of Jack, Your husband,father,grandfather,relation…and our great friend. I cherish the days (and lots of nights) we worked together,our hunts,gatherings, etc, but mostly your trusted friendship spiced with a wit that was uniquely Jack Jorgensen. Jack was for family, friends,church,community,and Nature’s blessings. He had a big heart. I’m so thankful for our last talk and please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John and Irene Fisher
    St. James City FL

    My deepest sympathy to the Jorgenson family. I will always remember Jason’s dad always had a smile when he would come into the shop. So sorry for your loss I am sure he will be deeply missed

    Beth Cavadeas
    Gladstone MI

    Our hearts go out to Joy and the family. Whenever I think about growing up, I always have great memories of the times I spent with Jack and Terry at their parents Manton home.The Lord knows Jack’s heart and I believe we will meet Jack again when Jesus returns. This is our calling to be faithful so we can be re-united.

    Stephen & Gail Dick
    Lansing MI

    Mrs. Jorgensen, Jodi and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss! He was such a wonderful man and proud of his family! Prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

    Tom Krista Hampton
    Kalamazoo MI

    Sending my sincere regrets to the entire Jorgenson family. Certainly wish I could have made to the funeral, but will be out of town. I will certainly miss Jack, especially when fall comes around. I could always count on Jack for some great hunting stories and many laughs. It won’t be the same without Jack. Our hearts goes out to the family and wish them peace. If I can ever be of any help, please let me know. With Regret,

    Rick Sanville
    Marquette MI

    Rest in peace Jack. You and your family have been and will continue to be in my prayers!

    Jessica Mariin
    Marquette MI

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

    Todd, Karin & Terry Brower
    Rock MI

    To Joy and the Jorgensen family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was so shocked to hear of this. I pray that God will give you strength to endure this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tammy Fleury
    Escanaba MI

    I worked with Jack on occasion years ago. Jack and I always got along well as he did with everyone. He had a good sense of humor and it showed. He will be missed by everyone.

    Gregg Stoll
    Manistique MI

    To Joy, the Children, and other family members of Jack,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy with the passing of Jack. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with each and one. He loved his hunting trips with Jason and going out into his woodworking shop only to come out with a beautiful piece of furniture. I enjoyed talking with him about hunting and fishing trips. We had many laughs together. All who ever knew Jack will miss him deeply. His laugh and wide smile brightened many a day.

    Jeanne and Dick Stafford
    Bradenton FL

    Dear Joy and extended family,
    Jack sure was a great friend, we will miss him. Enjoyed many times with him whether it be getting something done at church, boiling corn at the “Meet and Eat” or just talking. With Jack’s passing there is a big hole on earth. Cherish those memories and let those around you help you through the days ahead. You all remain in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathies are with you.

    Gladstone MI

    Dear Joy and Family,
    Our hearts are heavy as we think about how you and Jack have touched our lives. Please lean close into the arms of Jesus and lean upon His breast as He holds you and walks with you in the days and weeks to come.

    Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call upon me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not of.”

    If we could take away your heartache and pain we most certainly would, but all we can do is care. We send you love and prayers today and in the days to come.

    Jack and Nancy Johnson
    Manton MI

    I am so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Joy you are in my prayers! Jack was a talented man and always had a smile on his face! He did one of the best kitchens and dining room remodels for us that I have ever seen in my life!. He was a very talented man. He will be missed. So sorry.

    Adrienne Niemi
    Sobieski WI

    I’ve known the Jorgensens for many years while attending Memorial United Methodist Church. Jack was so kind to everyone and was definitely a family man. He will be greatly missed but, never forgotten. My prayers go out to his family especially Joy Jorgensen, and Jodi, Sierra, n’ Cole Possi. Rest in piece.

    Sarah M. Sandstrom (Scott)
    Gladstone MI

    Dear Joy and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your children.

    Ann Streichert
    Escanaba MI

    Joy, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. You and your family will be in my prayers.

    Cathy Tolman
    Escanaba MI

    He was a great husband, dad, and Grandpa. He was an amazing man and I was privileged to call him “Uncle Jack”. I will miss his sense of humor and cherish the memories I have. He was a faithful servant and an example of what a great man should be. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Tim & Kerry Getzloff
    Wilson MI

    Gloria and I have known Jack for some forty years. He was a truly fine man. There is one thing sure; the world was a much better place with Jack part of it.

    Jim Moore
    Gladstone MI

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