DatesApril 26, 1924 - January 26, 2014
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.
Friday, January 31, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Salem Lutheran Church
Mount Vernon, South Dakota
CemeteryMount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota
entry posted by Sharon Schwaderer on 01-31-2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I remember going to the Rose Parade with Clayton and Mildred and we have kept in contact all those years. This was the first year I didn't get a Xmas card and now i know why. My prayers go out to you and God Bless you all. Remember the great memories of your mom, and grandma. She was a great person.
entry posted by Delbert & DeAnna Hiemstra on 01-30-2014
Our deepest sympathy to the Jorgensen family.
entry posted by Elizabeth Moir on 01-29-2014
Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mildred was such a great person. She helped care for my grandmother when she had my father. She will truly be missed.
entry posted by Norma Welch Hill on 01-28-2014
Millie worked in the lab when I was a student nurse at Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, She was a very kind
person and so helpful,
entry posted by Steve & Kris Hallis on 01-28-2014
Our sincere sympathy to all of Mildred's family.
entry posted by Marv Deinert on 01-28-2014
My sympathy to Jim and Christy and families. I will never forget meals at Millies. If you didn't get full it was your own fault
entry posted by Werdna on 01-27-2014
It was so nice to have known Mildred. Pat loved her so much. I tried to talk to her several times, but she didn't answer. I know johnny and christy will miss her so much and the grandkids.
entry posted by Butch & Donna Jackson on 01-27-2014
Our condolences to you and yours at this time of loss. May Grandfather bless each and every one of you with peace of heart and mind knowing that she is in heaven and still making sure that you all are doing well,.
entry posted by Lyndy & Kenny Ireland on 01-27-2014
What a privilege to have known Mildred, as a child and as an adult. In addition to her many talents and intellect she always seemed to be the "mother" figure in her circle of cousins, all the Williams kids. Ever aware of their needs . . . and setting them straight if they went astray. She was that "virtuous woman" praised in the Bible and I know that she carried that gift to every segment of her life. They don't make 'em like our Mildred any more.God bless and keep you, her beloved family.