Naomi J. Jorgensen, age 88 of Tyler, Minnesota died on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the Avera Tyler Hospital. A memorial service will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Danebod Lutheran Cemetery in Tyler. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartquist Funeral Home – Tyler Chapel.
Naomi Jean Jorgensen was born on May 19, 1933, to Clarence and Gladys (Raph) Frederickson at the home of Bert Raph in Holland, Minnesota. She was baptized on December 17, 1933, at the First Presbyterian Church in Holland. After the death of her father on October 8, 1933, Naomi lived with her grandmother, Cora Raph in Holland until 1941. At this time, she relocated to Pipestone, Minnesota where she resided with her mother and step-father, Frank Griebel. She was confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Pipestone in 1946, and graduated from Pipestone High School in 1951. After graduation, she began working at Northwest Bell Telephone Company until June of 1952. On June 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Albert G. Jorgensen. Following Albert’s enlistment into the U.S. Army in May of 1953, the couple spent one year in Franklin, Indiana and another year in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon his discharge, Naomi and Albert returned to the family farm southwest of Tyler, Minnesota and continued to live there for 51 years. After Al’s passing in 2003, Naomi resided year-round in Brownsville, Texas. She so enjoyed the weather and friends. Following the passing of her great friend, Joe Williams, in 2019, she relocated to Tyler, Minnesota. Naomi died at the Avera Tyler Hospital on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the age of 88 years, two months, and 28 days. Naomi was a member of Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also belonged to the Evening Circle and WELCA. Naomi spent many years as an adult 4-H leader with Hope and was a member of Hope Afternoon Club from 1955. She was also employed with NORC (with University of Chicago) part time for five years.
Naomi is survived by her children, Kevin Lee Jorgensen (Jennifer Graf) and George Lorance (Margaret) Jorgensen; grandchildren, Dane (Allyn), Karl (Paige), Stuart (Morgan), Hannah (Brad Kasch), Craig (Carrie); eight great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Sacha (Jeff) Lawrence and Kyle Graf; and step-great-grandchildren, Jonah and Roland Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert George and daughter, Karen Jean.
Memorials in honor of Naomi may be directed to Avera Hospice or the Danebod Flower Fund.