Margaret Mary Jorgensen died on May 10, 2020 at her home in Dell Rapids, SD. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Dell Rapids. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. www.kahlerfh.com
Margaret was born on January 5, 1927 to Nicholas and Margaret (Schwebach) Zeig in Flandreau, SD. At an early age she moved to Dell Rapids. She attended St. Mary’s School and graduated in 1945. She worked at a cafe and bakery. She married Wendell Jorgensen on April 3, 1950. In 1969, the couple owned and operated the Park Service for nine years. She then worked at Avera Mckennan Hospital as a housekeeper until retiring in 1989. Her husband died on June 11, 1989.
Margaret was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and altar society.
She loved music, playing piano and keyboard and playing cards with family and friends, but mostly her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Ron of Madison, SD, Tom (Crystal) of Madison, NE, Dan and Dennis both of Dell Rapids; her daughters, Joanne Weelborg of Dell Rapids, Janet (Bill) Weber and Karen (Steve) Tramp of Sioux Falls, SD; her 22 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren, her two great-great-grandchildren, her 6 step great-great-grandchildren and her extended family.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Connie Lindholm, her parents, her four brothers, five sisters, her daughter-in-law, Barb Jorgensen and step great-granddaughter, Maggie.