Mildred Louise Jorgensen was born April 26, 1924, at Pierre, SD, to Elmer and Margaret (Jaquays) Williams. She attended school at Milesville, in Haakon County and graduated from Tyndall High School in 1942. She graduated from the Methodist State Hospital School of Nursing in 1945, and then was a nurse at the Methodist State Hospital. On February 16, 1947, she married Clayton Jorgensen at the Salem Lutheran Church. She lived at Mount Vernon until moving to Mitchell in 1998. She was an active member of the Salem Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Prairie Stitchers Guild in Mitchell. She was a member of the Methodist Hospital Nursing School Alumni Association, the American Legion Post 210 Auxiliary and was a proud supporter of Davison County 4-H.
Mildred is survived by two children, Jim Jorgensen and wife, Sara of Mount Vernon and Christy Wilson of Mitchell, five grandchildren: Jessica Kippes and husband, J.J. of Sioux Falls; Travis Wilson and wife, Julie of Mitchell; Johnna, Lane, and Clay Jorgensen of Mount Vernon, two great-grandchildren, Quinton and Logan Wilson of Mitchell, two sisters, Grace Stovall of Gatesville, TX and Mae Gades and husband, Arlie of Holloway, MN and one sister-in-law, Fern Jones and her husband, Wally of Mount Vernon..
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton in 1996, one son, John Jorgensen, one brother, Jim Williams, her son-in-law, Burt Wilson, brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvis Stovall, Elaine Williams, Walt and Corrine Deinert, Chuck Jobgen and Richard Jorgensen.