Jeffrey A. Jurgensen, 50, of Lisbon, Iowa and formerly of Sumner, Iowa, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home.
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, with Rev. Susan Friedrich officiating.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and after 9:30 A.M. Thursday at the church.
Interment: St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Sumner, with military honors.
A Memorial Fund has been established in his name.
Jeffrey Alan Jurgensen was born June 18, 1964, in Sumner, the son of Roger A. and Vernette E. (Seehase) Jurgensen. He was confirmed at St. John’s American Lutheran Church in Sumner. In 1982, he graduated from Sumner High School. Following graduation, Jeffrey entered the military, serving in the United States Army from 1982 to 1985 in the 82nd Airborne Division as a parachute rigger. He then served in the Army Reserves until his retirement in 2007. Jeffrey was employed for the Veterans Administration, first as an LPN in Waterloo and then as a program analyst at the VA Hospital in Iowa City. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and collecting David Bradley Tractors.
Jeff is survived by his mother, Vernette Jurgensen of Tripoli; 2 sisters, Cynthia (Lance) Hemel of Oelwein and Valerie “Missy” (Darrell) Doss of Tripoli; 2 nephews, Cameron Doss and Eric Baptist; and 2 nieces, Samantha Doss and Cassandra Quiniones.
He was preceded in death by father, Roger Jurgensen; and 2 nieces, Danniella and Victoria Doss.