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October 22, 1927 – February 16, 2021

Glen Magnus Jorgensen of Waverly, MN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, February 16, 2021, at the age of 93.

Glen was born in Oster, Woodland Township, Wright County on October 22, 1927 to Magnus and Alice (Lindgren) Jorgensen. He was baptized and confirmed at Nylunda Lutheran Church, Lake Mary.

As a first generation American, born to a Danish immigrant father, Glen took great pride in his Scandinavian heritage and passed on endless family history and stories from his childhood. He often shared with people that he was born and raised in the house in which he lived for his entire life and “never moved off the spot”.

Glen began his career at Millerbernd Manufacturing Company in 1947 as one of six employees and retired in 1990. He was proud of his 43 years with the company and continued to follow their ongoing success and accomplishments throughout his retirement.

At the age of 18, Glen drove his Model A Ford across the country to California and back. He became a licensed private pilot at the age of 18 and enjoyed flying as a pastime for decades. At the age of 19, Glen piloted a Taylorcraft BC-12-D, a single engine plane, to California for a west coast adventure with a friend. As an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, he passed his worldly knowledge and love of the great outdoors to his sons-in-law and grandsons, who were his pride and joy.

Glen enjoyed fishing, deer hunting in northern Minnesota, goose hunting in Canada and elk hunting in Montana. Additional hobbies included gun collecting, restoring antique John Deere tractors, planting thousands of trees, maintaining his beautiful five-acre property and re-engineering anything he could get his hands on.

During their retirement, Glen and Diane enjoyed their remote little cabin near Canada, snowmobiling trips, airshows, ice fishing and a few winter getaways on Sanibel Island, FL. Glen was a brilliant man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him!


Survived by his loving wife of 65 years: Diane (Hecksel) Jorgensen; daughters and sons-in law: Carla and David Sipprell of Orono, MN and Becky Jorgensen and Robert Jones of Minnetrista, MN; grandsons: Carter Jones and wife Elizabete Romanovska, Colton Jones, Kyle Sipprell and Charles Sipprell; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Magnus and Alice Jorgensen, his siblings Dolores Domjahn, Myles Jorgensen, Elaine Pawelk, John Ordean Jorgensen, DeVern Jorgensen,  and Orlyn Knott and by a special nephew Ron Jorgensen.

Funeral Services for Glen Jorgensen will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.   Pastor Jeffrey M. Engholm will officiate.   Interment will follow at Nylunda Swedish Lutheran Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21st from 12 Noon until time of services at the funeral home.

Honorary Pallbearers; Ed Claessen, Harlan Hecksel, Gary Jorgensen and David Millerbernd.

Pallbearers; his four grandsons, Carter, Colton, Kyle and Charlie, nephews Troy Hecksel and Terry Jorgensen, and nephew-in-law Jerry Schultz.



9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Hal Pysick

    So sorry for your loss what a special man. ???

  2. Joe Yeado and Meilssa Stone

    We will miss Glen’s wit, we are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Marlys & Scott Denhardt

    This man had wonderful accomplishments in his life, but the best, I believe, he would think were his children! Sincerely sorry for your loss. May peace and prayer be with you all. ???

  4. Diane and Marty Malmin

    So sorry Diane, Becky, and Carla. He sounds like a very talented man. Treasure those memories. Find peace in the promises of our Lord.

  5. Tracey and Paul Lambrecht

    Sorry for your loss!

  6. Ed & Sue Claessen

    Godspeed, Glen. You are missed.

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    of sun-split clouds,-and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air….
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark nor ever eagle flew-
    And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God

  7. DEbbie Sipprell

    Diane, Becky & Carla;
    I’m sorry you lost your husband, Dad.
    It sounds like he had a wonderful life And that I know he meant the world to you.
    My Sincere condolences to you all and your children may God bless you all.

  8. Michelle L Saccoman

    Thinking of you all! Hold on to the many great memories! You have all been very blessed to have such a beautiful person in your lives! Hugs and kisses to all!
    Love, Tony, Michelle and family

  9. John Wolfe

    My father, Alfred (Fred) Edner Wolfe 1920-2019, lived near Glen and his family in Oster 1932-1944. My brothers and I drifted off to dreamland many a night after being told tales of those years on the farm.
    Ingenuity seems to be in Oster’s drinking water. Along with the Jorgensen influence at Millerbernd, Fred liked to tell the story of Glen flying out to CA and visiting him and his wife Mary when they lived in Oakland.
    I visited Oster and Nylanda during summer 2018. Rest in peace Jorgensens.


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