William Jurgensen

William (Bill) Jurgensen, 86, of New Virginia, formerly of Winterset, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at home.

Bill was born on Dec. 4, 1933, and attended De Soto Schools. On Nov. 19, 1954, Bill married the first love of his life, Margaret Allsup Jurgensen. They spent 52 wonderful years together prior to her passing in 2007. Bill was fortunate enough to find love a second time and married Katharine Goering Jurgensen on Aug. 14, 2010. He was a hard working farmer who loved what he did. In 2016, he was recognized by the Madison County Pork Producers and given an award for his dedication to agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Jurgensen; brothers, Dan Jurgensen, Robert (Rib) Jurgensen, and Chuck Jurgensen; half brother, Heinrich Peterson; sisters, JoAnn Brooker, Irene Houghtaling, and Ida Mapes; son, Wayne Jurgensen; and grandchildren, Hailey and Jordan Jurgensen. 

He is survived by his wife of ten years, Katharine Jurgensen of New Virginia; sons, William (Sharon) Jurgensen Jr. of Stuart, Gail (Patty Shuster) Jurgensen of Winterset, and David (Amy) Jurgensen of Prole; daughter, Christine (Mike) Hobart of Prole; step children, Dennis Kimzey of New Virginia, and Debbie (Ronald) Gebhardt of Van Meter; sisters, Louise Wells of Oregon, Lucy (Herman) Clark of Altoona, and Patsy (Dennis) Radtke of Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many other great friends.

Due to Covid-19 and following CDC recommendations on large gatherings, there will be no open visitation and funeral service at this time. A private graveside service will be held in the Winterset Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Online condolences may be made to the family at  www.caldwellparrish.com.

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