Shirley Ann Jorgenson

Shirley Jorgenson, age 87, of Willmar, died Saturday morning, July 11th, at Sterling Manor in Willmar. A private family memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 18th, at First Covenant Church in Willmar. Masks will be required to attend. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.Shirley Ann Jorgenson was born November 3, 1932, in Fairhaven, Minnesota, the daughter of Earl and Doris (Seeley) Blair. At a young age, her family moved to Willmar, where she grew up and received her education. On April 14, 1951, she married Ronald “Jorgie” Jorgenson at the Salvation Army in Willmar. Shirley was a devoted mother who lovingly raised her seven daughters. She also worked forty years in human services and health care, retiring in 2006. She was a member of First Covenant Church and was active with women’s groups. Shirley enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and Yahtzee, bowling and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by six daughters: Nancy Nelson (and Steven Skaalerud) of Cottonwood, AZ, Cheryl (and Roger) Wig of Spicer, MN, Rhonda (and Bruce) Wold of Little Rock, AR, Doreen (and Joe) Kotzenmacher of Willmar, MN, Alanna (and Craig) Hass of Spicer, MN, and Jodi (and Ray) Barboza of Little Rock, AR; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters: Patricia Blair and Susan Blair, both of Oakland, CA; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald in 2009; a daughter, Linda Nelson in 2017; a grandson, Lenny Wig; two brothers, Jimmy Blair and Laurence Blair; and a sister, Violet VanVleet.


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