Longtime Soldotna area resident Dennis Jorgensen, 64, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at St Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. He will be buried next to his wife at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mr. Jorgensen was born in Oakland, Neb., on Nov. 16, 1945. He lived in Uehling, Neb., Eau Claire, Wis., El Cerrito, Calif, and graduated from college at Chico State in 1968. He arrived in Anchorage in 1971 and worked for Northern Commercial and eventually Pepsi which transferred him to the Kenai Peninsula. He also worked for Alaska Distributors and later for Coca-Cola. He met his wife Judy who worked at Safeway and married in 1976. They had two sons, Dan and Jared.
"Dennis had a cabin on the Kenai River where he reared his sons. He enjoyed the company of his friends and admired the natural beauty of Alaska. He was also an avid sports fan, especially the Green Bay Packer. He also enjoyed playing cards. An avid fisherman, Dennis had the touch and seldom came home with an empty fish stringer. He also had a terrific sense of humor and was well known to all as a kind and soft-spoken friend," his family said. "Dennis was a devoted husband and father. He enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. He will be sorely missed by all. He is now a peace with the Lord." his family said.
Mr. Jorgensen was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Jorgensen; son, Dan Jorgensen; father, Clifford Jorgensen; aunts and uncles, Irving and Frieda Larson, Lloyd and Ester Jorgensen, Myron and Marguete Seims, Clarence and Sharlen Seims, Glen Seims and Bill Seims.
He is survived by his son, Jared Jorgensen of Soldotna; mother Onita Jorgensen of Eau Claire; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Peace Jorgensen of Danville, Calif., Keith and Carrol Jorgensen and Jerry and Karen Jorgensen all of Eau Claire.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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