Visitation was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The family was present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. There was also one-hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral today. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus assisted Larry's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expression of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Larry Allen Jorgensen was born on Aug. 31, 1952 in Le Mars, one of five children born to Glen and Helen (Mertens) Jorgensen. He was baptized on Sept. 19, 1952 and confirmed on April 3, 1966 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. Larry attended grade school at St. John Lutheran School in Germantown and later graduated from Paullina High School in 1970. He continued his education at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, where he majored in air conditioning and refrigeration.
On Nov. 24, 1972 Larry and Debra Koester were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. They made their home on a farm west of Paullina. In December of 1975 Larry and Deb moved to a farm near Cleghorn. They continued to farm near Cleghorn until they moved to their present home southwest of Marcus in March of 1983. Along with farming, Larry was a seed corn salesman for Golden Harvest Seeds, did custom round baling, and raised stock cattle.
Larry was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus where he served as an Elder, Financial Secretary, Trustee and sang in the Choir. He enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead, and golfing. Larry was an avid sports fan and followed the Twins, Hawkeyes and the Vikings. Most of all he loved playing and caring for his granddaughters.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Deb of rural Marcus; three sons Mark of Cherokee, Kyle and his wife Destiny of Cherokee, and Tyler and his wife Ashley of Sheldon; two granddaughters Madison and Mariah; his parents Glen and Helen of Paullina; sisters Cindy (Barry) Whitehill of Grundy Center, and Linda (Rich) Ratka of Hutchinson, Minn.; brothers Jerry (Dawn) of Orange City, and Craig (Amy) of Jackson, Minn.; father and mother-in-law Weber and Joan Koester of Paullina; sisters-in-law Pam Laughery of Greenfield, Tracey (Tom) Feldotto of Urbandale, Cindy (Jay) Griebel of Columbia, Mo., Janey (Mike) Brooner of Ankeny, and Cynthia Rubenstein of Silver Spring, Md.; brothers-in-law Gary (Peg) Koester of Paullina, Dale (Kathy) Polson of Ankeny, and Eric (Carol) Polson of Minneapolis, Minn. and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law JoAnne Koester, and a niece Kelly Laughery.