Einar Jorgensen was born 90 years ago in Hukksund, Norway, to Hans and Kari Jorgensen, the Lord called him home Sunday, June 8, 2014.
At age two he came with his mother to join his father in the United States. After graduating from Madelia High School in 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and served with the 99th Battalion Mountain Infantry. After discharge he joined his father and brother in the construction business. On Feb. 22, 1947, he married Marion Brekke in Madelia. His work in the construction business moved he and his family to Preston, Deer River and Byron before settling in a home he built in Kasson. He spent many years as a construction superintendent before retiring from A.E. Benike in 1986.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, traveling, and particularly woodworking, in addition to enjoying lutefisk and lefse. He was active in the church an always looked forward to participating in the Norwegian supper.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion; daughter, Karen (Dick) Swalla of Park Rapids; sons, David (Nancy) of Rochester and Paul (Roberta) of Lake City; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marian Spoolhoff of Eau Claire, Wis.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Karyl and brother, Norman.
Visitation will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Ave N.W., in Kasson, on Wednesday, June 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no reviewal.
Funeral service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson on Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m., with Pastors Randy Fett and Nirmala Reinschmidt co-officiating. Visitation will also be for one hour before the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson.
Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Kasson is in charge of arrangements.