Dorothy Jorgensen, 79, of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at her home.
Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 4, at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. Private family funeral services will be held at a later date.
Dorothy Mae Schumacher was born on Nov. 19, 1940, to John and Lola (Baker) Schumacher. She was raised on a farm with her siblings: Paul, Sherry and Joyce. She attended Grant #5 School then graduated from Carroll High School. She married Darrell Heuton, and to this union four children were born: Daniel, Deborah, Darlene and Doris. She worked for a year as a bookkeeper, then moved to Lanesboro.
She married Don Jorgensen on Jan. 18, 1975, in Lanesboro, and they moved to a farm where she spent her remaining years helping in whatever way she could — farming, tending hogs and doing yardwork. She loved growing flowers and purchased different varieties for her many flower beds. She loved to spend time with her family especially watching her grandchildren’s activities. Over the years she created a safe and warm place for her cats and many dogs.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Daniel (Mickey) Heuton of Gillette, Wyoming, Deb (Alan) Ausborn of Lake City, Doris (Scott) Fink of Truro, Rick Jorgensen of Ames, Jeff (Cindy) Jorgensen of Ames, and Julie (Norman) Howlett of Beulah, Colorado; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister Sherry (Ray) Tuschhoff of Overland Park, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Darlene Holm, brother Paul Schumacher and sister Joyce Heide.