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Barbara Jorgensen

April 21, 1945 January 5, 2019
Barbara Jorgensen
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Obituary for Barbara Jorgensen

Barb Jorgensen, age 73, of Madison, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Friday, January 11th at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Constanze Hagmaier officiating.  Visitation will be 4-7 PM on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7 PM.  Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to:  Madison Ambulance, 323 SW 10th St., Madison, SD  57042 or Prairie Center, 1000 E. 23rd St., Sioux Falls, SD  57105.

Barbara Helen Simmons was born April 21, 1945 in Madison, SD, the daughter of George & Helen (Amonson) Simmons.  She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison.  In 1963, Barb graduated from Madison High School and later that year she married Larry Jones. 

She worked at the Madison Community Hospital for 20 years.  In 1980, she married Ron Jorgensen and they continued to live in Madison.  In 1999, Barb graduated from the Avera McKennan School of EMS Paramedic Program.  She thoroughly loved her job as an EMT/Paramedic and working with so many different colleagues across the neighboring states.  After working for 23 years covering eastern South Dakota as an EMS Specialist for the SD Dept. EMS, Barb retired in 2009. 

Barb loved spending time with her entire family.  She had a huge heart that was full of so much love.  She will be missed by so many.

She is survived by her husband, Ron of Madison; two sons, Scott (Julie) Jones of Madison & Daniel (Laura) Jones of Kenmore, WA; two step-sons, Jim (Angie) Jorgensen & Doug Jorgensen both of Volin, SD; one step-daughter, Lisa (Michael) Gleeson of Lincoln, NE; 14 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren and one sister, Jean (Larry) Mitchell of Huron, SD. 

Preceding her in death were her parents; son, David George and granddaughter, Maggie Jones.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

10

Jan

4:00 PM 1/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

203 N. Harth Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Trinity Lutheran Church
203 N. Harth Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Prayer service

Thursday

10

Jan

7:00 PM 1/10/2019 7:00:00 PM - 7:20 PM 1/10/2019 7:20:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

203 N. Harth Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Trinity Lutheran Church
203 N. Harth Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Funeral service

Friday

11

Jan

10:30 AM 1/11/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 1/11/2019 11:15:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

203 N. Harth Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Trinity Lutheran Church
203 N. Harth Ave. Madison 57042 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Graceland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Madison , South Dakota 57042

Madison 57042 South Dakota
United States

Memorial Contribution

Madison Ambulance

323 SW 10th St.
Madison, SD 57042

Prairie Center

1000 E. 23rd St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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