Memorial Services for Leon Jorgensen, age 71, of Hot Springs, Arkansas formerly of Wayne, will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Saturday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until Service Time. Interment with Military Rites will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne. He passed away on September 24, 2019 in Arkansas. Memorials may be directed to Leon’s family for later designation. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Leon was born June 28, 1948, in Wayne to Louis and Dorothy (Beyeler) Jorgensen. He was baptized and confirmed at the First United Methodist Church in Wayne. He attended Wayne High School, graduating in 1966. As a Wayne High Blue Devil, he excelled in football and track. After graduation he joined the Navy and served his country for four years during the Vietnam War, spending over a year on the Naval assault ship ‘USS Bon Homme Richard’. Leon spent the majority of his life working in construction and manufacturing. He married his soul mate, Carolyn, in Wayne on December 28, 1974.
Leon is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn of Hot Springs Village, AR; two daughters, Carmen (Mike) Emory of Pierce and Teresa Klug of Wayne; brother Bruce (Connie) Jorgensen of Gold Canyon, AZ; two sisters, Patricia (Rick) Crosier of Beatrice and Dee (Emery) Field of Bozeman, MT; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Leon was preceded in death by his father, Louis Jorgensen; mother and step-father, Dorothy and Arland Aurich; and his older sister, Sandra Klein.